The growing ranks of female law firm chairs has been a frequent topic of discussion lately among legal publications. A January Bloomberg BNA article, "Does Chicago Tout the Largest Population of Female Managing Partners?" featured a group of female managing partners in Chicago who either manage offices or whole firms and who congregate on a quarterly basis to share their leadership experiences. HPS's own Jennifer Ries-Buntain is proud and grateful to be among them.
Called WOMP, for women office managing partners, the group added at least two additional lawyers to the ranks last year: Rebecca Eisner of Mayer Brown’s Chicago office, and Linda Coberly, of Winston & Strawn.
Research based on information from the National Law Journal, Crain's and other legal trade and business publications concluded that with the addition of Rebecca and Linda to the group, the city of Chicago now has more women leading Big Law offices than any other city in the top 10 U.S. legal markets.
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