Lathrop Gage Hosts WILEF Event


Illinois Attorney General Lisa Madigan Featured Speaker

CHICAGO (July 11, 2014) — Lathrop Gage is pleased to announce that it will host a Women in Law Empowerment Forum (WILEF) event at 5:30 p.m. on July 15 at which Illinois Attorney General Lisa Madigan will share her insights on what women can do to best position themselves for success in the legal industry. 

In addition, Lathrop Gage Partner Sue Charles will introduce the Q&A session with Madigan and moderator, Lisa Snow, who is a Co-Chair of WILEF’s Chicago Chapter. 

“Our firm is privileged not only to host WILEF, which has established itself as a national voice for women in our profession, but also an Illinois state officeholder who has been a great leader for women’s issues in our industry,” Charles said. “We look forward to a wonderful dialogue between Attorney General Madigan and Lisa Snow.” 

Madigan was the first woman elected to serve as the Illinois Attorney General, and, when elected in 2002, was one of only a handful of female Attorneys General in the country. In 2010, she was elected to her third term as Attorney General and now is the senior-most female Attorney General in the country. 

The WILEF event is scheduled for 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. on Tuesday, July 15 at Lathrop Gage’s Chicago office located at 155 North Wacker Drive. 

About WILEF: Founded in 1997 by Elizabeth Anne “Betiayn” Tursi, with the support of R.R. Donnelley and several successful senior women attorneys, and subsequently, of law firm and corporate sponsors, WILEF is dedicated to assisting women in law to assume leadership roles within the NLJ 250 and Fortune 1000 legal departments and within their respective communities. WILEF presents cutting edge programming that provides an educational and networking forum for women in law. For more information, please visit 

About Lathrop Gage LLP: A full-service law firm, Lathrop Gage LLP has more than 320 attorneys in 11 offices nationwide – from Los Angeles to New York. In 2012, Chambers USA ranked Lathrop Gage’s corporate, environmental, intellectual property, labor and employment, litigation, real estate and transportation teams among the best in their regions. For more information, visit