Mayer Brown announced today that Litigation & Dispute Resolution partner Lori Lightfoot will receive an award from the Chicago Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights Under Law at its annual benefit, The Power of Voice.

Ms. Lightfoot has served the city of Chicago as the chair of the Chicago Police Accountability Task Force, President of the Chicago Police Board and previously as 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 Chicago Lawyers’ Committee is a public interest association of leading law firms in Chicago that provides legal services in civil rights cases. The organization is committed to working on important civil rights issues through litigation, policy work and community education.