CHICAGO — Chapman and Cutler LLP is pleased to announce that it has been named to the Best Law Firms for Women 2019 list, published by Working Mother in collaboration with the ABA Journal as a knowledge partner. The list recognizes 60 law firms that have demonstrated a significant investment in recruiting, retaining, promoting, and developing women lawyers. This is the tenth appearance on the list, making Chapman one of 17 “Hall of Fame” law firms with at least 10 years on the list. This past May, Chapman was named among the 70 law firms “who are leading the pack in representing women at all levels” in Law 360’s Glass Ceiling Report, based on data from more than 300 firms.

“We value the skills and experience women attorneys bring to our diverse clientele and recognize how critical they are to Chapman’s success. Investing in and supporting programs to advance legal, business, and leadership skills, providing mentoring, and offering parental/caregiver support and flexible work arrangements are all essential to helping our women attorneys thrive and advance,” said Stacey Kielbasa, Director of Talent Development, Diversity and Pro Bono. “We are are honored to once again be included on the Working Mother Best Law Firms for Women list as we continue supporting all Chapman attorneys in achieving their professional and personal goals.”

Chapman continues to strengthen and develop a variety of initiatives tailored to support the careers of women attorneys. Partners Kim Ahlgrim, of the Asset Securitization Department, and Rebecca Wallenfelsz, of the Trusts and Estates Department, serve as co-chairs of Chapman’s Women’s Affinity Group, which hosts networking events and mentoring sessions to help attorneys prepare for leadership roles. Chapman’s sponsor program pairs diverse associates, counsel, senior counsel, and staff attorneys with leadership to identify and pursue professional and business development goals and opportunities. Chapman also has a Working Parents Affinity Group that offers parents resources and opportunities to share their experiences and insights. Chapman offers extensive parental leave, backup child care, employee assistance programs that provide support services for women and working parents, educational events, comprehensive benefits for same-sex couples, and private rooms for nursing mothers. Additionally, Chapman has adopted policies designed to enable lawyers to work remotely more effectively as well as use flexible hours.

Chapman will be honored at the Best Law Firms for Women Gala Awards Luncheon and Career Accelerator Summit in Chicago on September 19, 2019.  

About Chapman and Cutler LLP

The representation of financial institutions has been central to Chapman and Cutler’s practice since its founding in 1913. Starting from a base of banking and public finance, Chapman and its practice areas have grown and evolved to become a sophisticated provider of legal services to banks, corporations, insurance companies, investment funds, and other participants in the financial services sector. Today, Chapman has offices in Charlotte, Chicago, New York, Salt Lake City, San Francisco, and Washington, DC, dedicated to representing financial services clients with respect to transactional, regulatory, tax, and litigation matters. For more information, please visit

About Working Mother Media

Working Mother Media (WMM), a division of Bonnier Corporation, publishesWorking Mother magazine and its companion website, The Working Mother Research Institute, the National Association for Female Executives, and Diversity Best Practices are also units within WMM. WMM’s mission is to serve as a champion of culture change and Working Mother magazine is the only national magazine for career-committed mothers.


For more information about this story, please contact:

Stacey Kielbasa

Director of Talent Development, Diversity
and Pro Bono


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Nancy Linder
Director of Marketing


We have always been focused on finance.

  • 1913
    TS Chapman partners with Henry Cutler to form Chapman and Cutler
  • 1st
    Chapman's first client in 1913 is still a client of the firm today
  • 22
    Diverse financial practices serving regional, national, and global clients
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    Offices across the country and in key US financial centers

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