Lori Lightfoot '89 Named Co-Chair of Mayer Brown's Firmwide Diversity Committee

From the Mayer Brown website:

Mayer Brown, a leading global law firm, announced that Jeremiah A. DeBerry has been named Director of Diversity & Inclusion in the United States, and will be based in the firm’s New York office...

In addition to Mr. DeBerry’s appointment, Mayer Brown also announced that Litigation & Dispute Resolution Partner Lori E. Lightfoot has been named a co-chair of its firmwide Committee on Diversity & Inclusion, joining Corporate & Securities Partner Brian May in that role. 

“Diversity and inclusion always have been moral imperatives at our firm, and in today’s multicultural world they also are critical to our ability to provide clients with the level of service they deserve and demand,” [Mayer Brown Chairman Paul] Theiss ['85] said. “Lori has served on the Committee with skill and dedication since she rejoined the firm in 2005, and she and Brian will provide effective leadership as we work to accelerate our progress toward our diversity and inclusion goals.” 

Ms. Lightfoot is a trial attorney, investigator and risk manager with extensive experience in every facet of complex commercial litigation. She also has litigated or otherwise resolved disputes concerning employment discrimination, particularly class actions involving senior executives, and regularly advises clients on avoidance of and preparation for potential litigation. Before rejoining Mayer Brown, where she began her career as an associate, Ms. Lightfoot held several senior management positions with the City of Chicago and is a former federal prosecutor in the Northern District of Illinois.