By: Jane Sitorius
WBAI Member Anna Wermuth recently received two honors, recognizing her contributions to the legal profession. Ms. Wermuth was named to The American Lawyer’s 2022 list of Midwest Trailblazers. The Trailblazers represent agents of change who have moved the needle at their respective firms, making marks on practice, policy, and technological advancements in their areas of legal practice. Ms. Wermuth was recognized for the breadth of her representations within higher education, her work related to student athlete unionization, and helping universities balance unique demands from campus and community constituents. Ms. Wermuth has become a “go to” legal resource for the higher education industry representing colleges and universities in litigation, as well as in organizing efforts and collective bargaining negotiations on campus.
Ms. Wermuth was also named by Crain’s Chicago Business to its 2022 list of Chicago’s “Notable Women in Law”. This is the fourth time Ms. Wermuth has been recognized by Crain’s Chicago Business. She was named to the inaugural list of Chicago’s “Most Influential Women Lawyers” in 2017, and in 2018 and 2020, she was named to the Crain’s Chicago Business list of Chicago’s “Most Notable Women Lawyers”. The 2022 list highlights more than 140 women attorneys nominated from across the Chicago legal community recognized for their professional and civic contributions.
Ms. Wermuth is having quite an exciting year. Earlier this year she was recognized by Best Lawyers of America as a 2022 “Lawyer of the Year”. And in May, she was recognized by Lawdragon as one of the “Top 500 Corporate Employment Lawyers” in the country.
Ms. Wermuth is an attorney at Cozen O’Connor and is vice-chair of the firm’s national Labor & Employment Department. Congratulations, Anna, on the recognition of your accomplishments and contributions to the professional and civic communities.
This article was originally published in the WBAI Fall 2022 Newsletter on page 37.