Mayer Brown announced that Corporate & Securities partner Esther Chang and Litigation & Dispute Resolution associate Christopher Knight (both Chicago) were named to Lawyers of Color’s 2020 “Hot List.” The list honors attorneys who were nominated by mentors, peers and colleagues and selected by a committee based on noteworthy accomplishments, especially in diversity pipeline initiatives.

Ms. Chang focuses her practice on US and cross-border mergers and acquisitions and corporate law matters. She has worked with clients in a variety of industries, including fintech, automotive, manufacturing, packaging, life sciences, energy and nutritional products. She was also named a Rising Star by Illinois Super Lawyers between 2014 and 2017 for mergers and acquisitions.

Mr. Knight’s practice primarily focuses on antitrust and mass tort litigation. He also has experience litigating complex commercial litigation, class actions, trade secrets, and white-collar criminal defense. Mr. Knight serves as co-chair of Project Equity in Mayer Brown’s Chicago office, arranging office-wide initiatives and community outreach directed to the advancement of social and racial justice.

Lawyers of Color is a nonprofit organization devoted to promoting diversity in the legal profession and advancing democracy and equality in marginalized communities. It celebrates attorneys of color and conducts research and studies regarding the intersection of the legal profession and social justice.

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