Foley & Lardner partner Lauren Loew has been elected board president of the venerable Chicago Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights, a nonpartisan nonprofit that works to secure racial equity and economic opportunity throughout the state.
Founded in 1969 in the aftermath of Dr. Martin Luther King’s assassination, Chicago Lawyers’ Committee has operated for more than 50 years as Chicago’s preeminent nonprofit civil rights legal organization, producing important victories in fair housing, hate crimes, education, and other cornerstone civil rights cases.
“I am proud to work hand in hand with the Board, Executive Director, and staff of Chicago Lawyers’ Committee on its important mission of battling for civil rights in policing, housing, voter access, education and other aspects of public life,” said Loew. “Today, more than ever, with entrenched segregation and deepening poverty in parts of our city and state, Chicago Lawyers’ Committee will continue to keep a sharp focus on racial equity and community empowerment. Chicago is ground zero in the fight to make America fulfill its promise of democracy and equal justice for all so that residents in all neighborhoods can thrive.”
Loew was previously vice president of Chicago Lawyers’ Committee board of directors. Her term is effective January 1,, 2020.
Loew is a partner in the litigation department at Foley & Lardner LLP and a member of the Business Litigation & Dispute Resolution Practice and Automotive Industry Team. She represents clients on matters including class action defense, products liability defense, commercial contract disputes, breach of fiduciary duty and noncompete cases, supply chain management and post-acquisition disputes in state and federal courts and arbitrations around the country.