Annual Dinner

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Incoming President Corinne C. Heggie and the 2019-2020 Officers and Directors

The WBAI Annual Dinner is one of the most well-attended events in the Chicago legal community, drawing over 800 lawyers, judges and dignitaries. In addition to swearing in its Officers and Directors for 2019-20, the WBAI will install its incoming president, Corrine C. Heggie.

The Hilton Chicago
720 South Michigan Avenue, Chicago

May 30, 2019

Cocktail Reception at 5 PM // Dinner at 6 PM

Questions?  Please contact Monique at wbai@wbaillinois.org

Myra Bradwell Woman of Achievement Award

Stephanie A. Scharf
Founding Partner
Scharf Banks Marmor LLC

Stephanie A. Scharf has represented businesses in complex litigation for 32 years as a partner at Kirkland & Ellis, Jenner & Block, and more recently as the founding partner of Chicago’s largest women-owned law firm, Scharf Banks Marmor LLC. Stephanie has first-chaired trials in state and federal courts, and is adept at making complex scientific and technical issues understandable and persuasive.

Stephanie is one of the nation’s leading lawyers for advancing women in the law and has designed and conducted a broad range of empirical studies about women in the law. She is Chair of the American Bar Association Commission on Women in the Profession. She also co-chairs the ABA Presidential Initiative, Achieving Long-term Careers for Women Lawyers, focusing especially on the Initiative’s innovative research projects, which are being conducted in collaboration with the American Bar Foundation.

Stephanie received a Ph.D. in Behavioral Sciences and a J.D. from the University of Chicago. Before practicing law, she was Senior Study Director at NORC, at the University of Chicago, where she designed, analyzed and reported on a range of survey research projects.

Stephanie is married to Jeffry Mandell, a criminal defense attorney, and they have two children, Meredith and Jonathan.


Keynote Speaker

Maggie Hickey
Partner & Practice Group Leader
Schiff Hardin LLP

With a long and notable career in government, Maggie Hickey has a wealth of experience in internal investigations, compliance programs, sexual harassment issues in the workplace, and ethics training. In 2015, she was appointed Executive Inspector General for the Agencies of the Illinois Governor, an independent executive branch state agency that ensures accountability across state government, nine state public universities, and four Chicago-area regional transportation boards.

Prior to 2015, Maggie was the Executive Assistant U.S. Attorney for the Northern District of Illinois. Previously, she spent five years as an Assistant U.S. Attorney (AUSA) in the Criminal Division, Financial Crimes, and Special Prosecution Section investigating and prosecuting complex and sensitive matters. Maggie also served as chief of staff and chief legal counsel to U.S. Senator Peter Fitzgerald, and was an AUSA in the Criminal Division for the Southern District of West Virginia. Maggie began her career with the U.S. Senate Investigative Counsel for the Committee on Government Affairs.

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