Elizabeth P. Lewis - McDermott Will & Emery


Elizabeth P. Lewis serves as the Firm’s Pro Bono and Community Service Partner. In this role, Elizabeth leads the Firm’s pro bono, community service and charitable giving initiatives. She works closely with the Firm’s Pro Bono and Community Service Committee and senior management to define the Firm’s programmatic mission, identify strategies for growth and launch pro bono and community service initiatives. Elizabeth also regularly collaborates with nonprofit organizations on legal clinics, community service events and other opportunities for social impact.

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  • Obtained placement at a private therapeutic day school for a student with severe learning and anxiety disorders
  • Secured 501(c)(3) status for numerous nonprofit organizations, including specialized school for students with autism, an organization devoted to educating high school students on their constitutional rights and civic duties and an organization devoted to educating young people about human rights
  • Represented and negotiated a settlement on behalf of a grandmother living in Guatemala seeking the return of her granddaughters under the Hague Convention on the Civil Aspects of International Child Abduction

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  • Crain’s Chicago Business, Notable Leaders in Community Development, 2022
  • Illinois Super Lawyers, Illinois Rising Star, 2013 to 2015
  • US District Court for the Northern District of Illinois, Award for Excellence in Pro Bono and Public Interest Service, 2013
  • The Chicago Bar Association and the Chicago Bar Foundation, Maurice Weigle Exceptional Young Attorney Award, 2012

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  • American Bar Association
  • Chicago Bar Association
  • Chicago Bar Foundation, Young Professionals Board, vice president

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Loyola University of Chicago School of Law, JD, magna cum laude, 2006
Northwestern University, BA, 2002


US District Court for the Northern District of Illinois