Managing Partner, Jenner & Block


Terrence Truax was elected Managing Partner of Jenner & Block in 2014 and previously served as Co-Chair of the firm’s Patent Litigation Counseling Practice. He is Chair of Breakthrough Urban Ministries and the past Director of Cabrini Green Legal Aid. 

Jenner & Block promotes diversity at all levels through recruitment, scholarships, affinity groups, and community involvement. The firm received the President’s Award from the National Association of Women Lawyers for consistent support of female lawyers. Jenner & Block was also the first firm inducted into the Chicago Gay and Lesbian Hall of Fame and sees participation in LCLD as an important part of improving diversity overall. 

Joined LCLD 2011

Highlights of LCLD Participation

Fellows Program
Hosted Leadership Lunch (2017)
Fellows nominated:
2019: Edward Prokop; 2018: Precious S. Jacobs; 2017: Kelly M. Morrison; 2016: L. David Russell; 2015: Melissa Cox; 2014: Jolene E. Negre; 2013: Reena R. Bajowala; 2012: Carletta Flora Higginson

Pathfinder Program
Pathfinder Selection:
2019: Amy Inagaki, Tassity Johnson

Success in Law School Mentoring Program
Mentors provided: 2017, 2016 

Annual Meeting (2018, 2017, 2016, 2015, 2014) 


Member: Terrence Truax

Diversity Professionals: Charlotte L. Wager, Courtney Dredden Carter

Communications: Justin Portaz