Managing Partner, Schiff Hardin LLP
Marci Eisenstein joined Schiff Hardin in 1979 and later led the Class Action Group before being elected as the first female managing partner in the firm’s 150-year history. She is also on the Board of the Illinois Chapter of the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation.
“Our clients and their customers are increasingly diverse, and it is their view that their lawyers can provide the best and most innovative solutions by pulling together diverse teams with differing perspectives,” Marci said in an interview with Chambers. “What is critical now is that we ensure that diverse lawyers are given the opportunity to lead those teams, and take leadership responsibility for the business.”
In 2016, Vault ranked Schiff Hardin No. 2 for representation of women and No. 7 for minorities. The firm was also a “leadership signatory” to the Chicago Bar Association’s Alliance for Women Call to Action, and is involved with more than 25 minority bar associations around the country.
Joined LCLD 2016
Highlights of LCLD Participation
2020: Brittany Sokoloff, Robert Middleton, Malerie Roddy; 2019: David Pi, Malerie Roddy, Ahmed Riaz; 2018: David Pi, Molly Wiltshire; 2017: Lucy Bickford, Sara Rosenberg
1L LCLD Scholars Program
2017: Linda Qiu, Ariana Taylor
Success in Law School Mentoring Program
Mentors Provided: 2019
Annual Meeting (2020, 2018, 2017, 2016)
Member: Marci Eisenstein
Communications: Jill Himelfarb