Chair and Partner, Shook, Hardy & Bacon LLP
Madeleine McDonough became Chair of Shook, Hardy & Bacon in 2017. She was previously Chair of the firm's Pharmaceutical and Medical Device Practice. In 2014, Madeleine was named one of the nation's top-50 Litigation Trailblazers & Pioneers by The National Law Journal and is a lecturer in global health law at the Georgetown University Law Center.
Shook, Hardy & Bacon’s diversity efforts include law school workshops through a partnership with the National Black Law Students Association, their Women’s Management Council, and required diversity action from all attorneys. In 2017, the firm received a perfect score on the Human Rights Campaign's Corporate Equality Index for 10 years in a row.
“We want to be at the forefront of protection for members of the LGBTQ community and other groups, including minorities and women,” Madeleine said. “We want everyone to bring their best energy to work every day.”
The firm was named an LCLD Most Active Member Law Firm in 2013.
Joined LCLD 2009
Highlights of LCLD Participation
1L LCLD Scholars Program
2017: Robert McClendon; 2016: Anna Elzein, Zachary Parker, Sangeeta Shastry; 2015: Maikieta Antoinette Brantley, Anjali Priya Prasad; 2014: Grant Dixon; 2013: Jordan Carter, Jason Harmon; 2012: Jaran Moten, Margaret Shyr
Success in Law School Mentoring Program
Mentors provided: 2016, 2015, 2014, 2013, 2012
Annual Meeting (2016, 2015, 2014)
Member: Madeleine McDonough
Diversity Professionals: Kori S. Carew
Communications: Alison Talbott