Mayer Brown announced that Litigation & Dispute Resolution partner Lori Lightfoot has been selected as one of three 2016 “Legal Legends” by the Chicago Chapter of the American Constitution Society for Law and Policy. Honorees were selected for their extraordinary contributions to the Chicago legal community and their efforts to promote the vitality of the US Constitution and the fundamental values it expresses.

Ms. Lightfoot has served the city of Chicago in numerous key governmental roles, such as by most recently serving as the chair of the Chicago Police Accountability Task Force, and President of the Chicago Police Board and previously as the Chief Administrator at the Office of Professional Standards (OPS) of the Chicago Police Department (CPD) from 2002 to 2004. Ms. Lightfoot also served as an assistant US attorney in the Northern District of Illinois in the criminal division.

Ms. Lightfoot is a member of Mayer Brown’s White Collar Defense & Compliance practice and a co-leader of the firm’s Commercial Litigation group. She regularly advises clients on a range of complex criminal law issues stemming from federal, state or local grand jury investigations or investigations by federal, state or local inspectors general. These client engagements have included internal investigations, preparation of and defending witnesses in interviews with investigative bodies, and compliance with document subpoenas and litigation. She also has extensive experience in every facet of complex commercial litigation. Ms. Lightfoot serves as co-leader of Mayer Brown’s Committee on Diversity & Inclusion. She also is a Fellow of the American Bar Foundation.

The American Constitution Society for Law and Policy is a legal organization that aims to create positive change by shaping debate on important legal and constitutional issues and by building networks of lawyers, law professionals and students.