Dedicated - The Law Offices of Elizabeth D. Sharp

Liz Sharp, Principal
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Phone 312-346-1726

Awards

100 Women to Watch, Today's Chicago Woman, July 2012

AV® Preeminent™, The highest performance rating in Martindale-Hubbell's Peer Review Rating system for lawyers

Civic Boards

Joffrey Ballet of Chicago, Board of Directors, 2008 to present; Women’s Board President, 2013-2015; Gala co-chair, 2008

The Field Museum, Board of Trustees, 2013 to present; Founder’s Council co-chair, 2013 to present; Women’s Board, 2009 to present


High Profile Cases and Reported Decisions

Experience

  • Founded Private Practice in 2010
  • General Counsel, Scattered Corporation (1998 – 2010)
  • Partner, Freeborn & Peters (1984 – 1998)
  • Juris Doctor, University of Georgia (1983)
  • Bachelor of Arts in Government and French, Smith College (1980)

Bar Admissions

  • Illinois, 1984
  • Federal Trial Bar
  • United States Supreme Court
  • United States Court of Appeals, Seventh and Second Circuits
  • United States District Courts, Northern and Central Districts of Illinois

Memberships

  • American Bar Association
  • Illinois State Bar Association
  • Chicago Bar Association
  • 7th Circuit Bar Association

Speeches

  • 1996 National Conference for Women Litigators, October 21-22, 1996, Chicago, Illinois, Utilizing Jury Consultants and Shadow Juries.

  • 1996 Annual Meeting, American Corporate Counsel Association, November 13-15, 1996, Washington, D.C., 60 Ideas in 60 Minutes.

  • 1997 National Conference for Women in the Securities Industry, September 22-23, 1997, Chicago, Illinois, The Effects of Increased Enforcement and Corporate Internal Investigations.

  • 1997 National Forum for Women Corporate Counsel, November 17-18, 1997, Chicago Illinois. Conference co-chair, organizer and moderator of two panels: A View From the Top: Being an Effective Executive and Opening the Door When Opportunity Knocks.

  • 1998 National Forum for Women Corporate Counsel, April 24-25, 1998, Washington, D.C., Effective Networking Strategies for Women.

  • 1998 National Forum for Women Corporate Counsel, October 13-14, 1998, Chicago, Illinois. Conference co-chair, organizer and moderator of two panels.

  • 1999 2nd National Summit for Women in Law Firms, Fulcrum Information Services, September 30-October 1, 1999, San Francisco, California, Why Women Leave Law Firms: What Opportunities Await?

  • 2011 Sister's In Law Luncheon, November 18, 2011, Chicago, Illinois, Gloria Steinem-Who? Why the Women's Movement is Not Dead.