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Locke Lord’s Jennifer Kenedy Recognized as a Notable Women in Law by Crain’s Chicago Business

September 9, 2020

(CHICAGO) September 10, 2020 – Locke Lord Partner Jennifer Kenedy has been selected by Crain’s Chicago Business as a 2020 Notable Women in Law honoree. She is recognized for her ability to effect change, serve as a role model and mentor to other women attorneys and promote inclusive practices in the workplace.

Kenedy is a Vice Chair of Locke Lord’s Executive Committee. Previously, she was the first female Managing Partner of the Firm’s Chicago office and co-founded and led the Firm’s Women’s Initiative. Kenedy serves as the Firm’s Deputy General Counsel and Chairs Locke Lord’s Business Transformation Task Force, which is working to ensure the Firm leads the industry in transforming the way it provides legal services in a post-COVID-19 world. She also Chairs the Firm’s Flexible Work Arrangement Committee.

Kenedy co-founded and serves as an Advisory Board Member of The Coalition of Women's Initiatives in Law, a nonprofit membership association bringing together organizations dedicated to advancing women lawyers. Kenedy also co-founded Women Office Managing Partners and serves as an Executive Board Member of Chicago Bear Allen Robinson’s Within Reach Foundation, which provides educational opportunities and resources to underserved Chicago students. She has been active in many additional community and professional organizations, including The Fairway Network, the Women’s Bar Association of Illinois and The Executives’ Club of Chicago. In addition to her leadership roles in the Firm and community, Kenedy has a full-time national trial practice focusing on commercial litigation, including trade secret misappropriation and other intellectual property litigation, employment and contractual disputes, construction, product liability, transportation, real estate and eminent domain. She mediates, arbitrates and tries cases nationwide.


About Locke Lord LLP
Locke Lord is a full-service law firm with global reach and 21 offices designed to meet clients’ needs in the United States and around the world. The Firm has a history that spans more than 130 years and is a leader in the middle market arena. Locke Lord focuses on providing the highest levels of commitment, quality and service to clients across its five Key Sectors: Energy and Infrastructure; Finance and Financial Services; Insurance and Reinsurance; Pharmaceutical; and Private Equity. In addition, the Firm advises clients across a broad spectrum of other industries, including fund formation, venture capital, health care, public finance, real estate, technology, cybersecurity and white collar, while providing a wealth of experience through its complex litigation, intellectual property, tax, regulatory and transactional teams.