WASHINGTON, D.C. (September 8, 2009) — McDermott Will & Emery LLP announces that Lisa B. Horowitz, Firm-wide Director of Professional Development, has been appointed to serve as a Commissioner on the American Bar Association Commission on Women in the Profession by ABA President Carolyn Lamm.
Ms. Horowitz has a long track record of leadership on women’s issues. She has recently completed her term as President of the National Association of Women Lawyers (NAWL), the leading national voluntary organization devoted to advancing the interests of women lawyers and women's rights. Founded over 100 years ago, NAWL has historically served as an educational forum and an active voice for the concerns of women in the legal profession. Ms. Horowitz is also a sought-after speaker on women in the law, professional development, and business development with recent presentations before the ABA Women in Law Leadership Academy, the NALP Professional Development Conference, and the University of Texas Center for Women in the Law Summit.
About the Commission on Women in the Profession
Founded in 1987, the ABA Commission on Women in the Profession is comprised of 12 commissioners appointed by the ABA President. Together, they work to further, monitor and advocate for the status of women in the legal profession. Their goal is to achieve full and equal participation of women in the ABA, legal profession, and system of justice. For more information regarding the Commission, visit http://www.abanet.org/women/.
About McDermott Will & Emery
McDermott Will & Emery is a leading international law firm with a diversified business practice. We represent a wide range of commercial, industrial and financial enterprises, both publicly and privately held. Our clientele include some of the world’s largest corporations, small and medium-sized businesses, and individuals.