Seyfarth has elected the first woman to lead the firm in its 77 year history. Lorie Alman, a leading employment and discrimination lawyer was elected as the Chicago-based law firm’s next chair and managing partner.
Almon has been co-managing partner of Seyfarth’s New York office since 2005, and also serves as a member of the firm’s Executive and Compensation Committees and its Labor & Employment Leadership Team.
An announcement from the firm said she will initially serve as chair-elect alongside current chair and managing partner, Pete Miller, who will be stepping down in the second half of 2023.
Alman has received numerous accolades for her work, going back to her recognition as one of the National Law Journal’s “40 Under 40” lawyers in the US.
She has received accolades from sources such as Chambers USA, The Legal 500, The American Lawyer and Best Lawyers in America. Crain’s New York Business named Almon as one of its “2020 Notable Women in Law” while BTI has selected Almon as a Client Services All-Star. Since 2015, she has been ranked by Lawdragon on its list of “The Nation’s Most Powerful Employment Attorneys.”
Seyfarth is rated at no. 60 on the US AmLaw rankings with 17 offices and billings approaching $800 million.
A graduate of University of Virginia Law School and she also sits on the Board of Directors of Jumpstart, one of the nation’s fastest-growing nonprofit organizations in the field of early childhood education.
She was awarded Seyfarth’s “Inspirational Leadership Award” in recognition of her commitment to Jumpstart, and to involving those around her in making a difference in the community.