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Recruitment | Advancement | Retention  Guidance From Within: Katten’s
                                       Women’s Leadership Forum Launches
                                       National Mentoring Panel

                                       Katten’s Women’s Leadership Forum (WLF) recently launched the
                                       National Mentoring Panel, which provides our women attorneys with
                                       direct access to female role models who provide guidance on professional
                                       development, work-life balance and other areas regarding navigating the
                                       various paths to success at Katten.

                                       Our WLF, with the support of firm                      while maintaining work-life balance and short-term
                                                    leadership, strongly believes that our    part-time status, networking and business building
                                                    women colleagues can greatly benefit      strategies, and firm policies. Given that Laura has
                                       from shared experiences as both mentee and mentor      spent her career of more than 25 years at Katten
                                       in their pursuit of career advancement. The panel      since she was a summer associate while having two
                                       consists of 13 successful women partners who           children, she has valuable institutional knowledge
                                       are recognized as leaders in their industries with     and unique insights to share.
                                       backgrounds that exemplify the strong character
                                       and commitment to achieving success and creating       Lily Chinn’s career path was different. She spent
                                       opportunities within their own careers. Our            the first eight years of her career as a trial attorney
                                       mentors are income and capital partners and many       at the US Department of Justice, litigating civil
                                       serve in leadership positions, including as Executive  and criminal cases around the country for the
                                       Committee members, National Compensation               Environmental Defense Section and the Computer
                                       Committee members, department chairs and               Crimes and Intellectual Property Section. Lily left
                                       practice group heads. Many have raised families and    the government sector and worked for another law
                                       several have taken advantage of the firm’s reduced-    firm before coming to Katten more than two years
                                       time and flex-time options. All are enthusiastic       ago as a partner in the Environmental and Workplace
                                       to share their time and experiences and serve as
                                       sounding boards on a variety of issues.                  Becky         Laura
                                                                                               Lindahl   Keidan Martin
                                       A Few Mentor Highlights
                                                                                              CHARLOTTE         CHICAGO
                                       Laura Keidan Martin, head of the WLF, is also head
                                       of our Health Care practice, a member of the firm’s
                                       Board of Directors and Executive Committee, and
                                       has served on the Income Partner Compensation
                                       Committee, Capital Partner Compensation
                                       Committee and Capital Partner Selection Committee.
                                       As part of the Mentoring Panel, she provides insight
                                       and guidance on navigating the track to partnership

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