CHICAGO, July 31, 2018: Morgan Lewis partners Elizabeth B. Herrington and Julie K. Stapel have been named among Chicago’s Notable Women Lawyers for 2018 by Crain’s Custom Media, a division of Crain’s Chicago Business. The series, now in its second year, “represents an impressive cross-section of Chicago-area legal industry leaders, many of whom have served with distinction for decades.”
Ms. Herrington, the leader of Morgan Lewis’s Chicago litigation practice, focuses her practice on complex commercial and class action litigation across the United States, including management of multijurisdiction litigation. She represents retail/ecommerce companies, technology companies, consumer service providers, and product manufacturers in high-exposure lawsuits that involve fraud, regulatory issues, contract claims, tax, trade secret theft, and insurance disputes. Ms. Herrington, who was also named to the 2017 list of the Most Influential Women Lawyers in Chicago, was profiled for her leadership of the Seventh Circuit Bar Association, her active trial practice, and her work on high-profile philanthropic boards.
Co-leader of the firm’s fiduciary duty task force and leader of the employee benefits practice in Chicago, Ms. Stapel helps employee benefits plan sponsors and financial service providers with the investment and management of employee benefits plan assets. She advises clients on ERISA fiduciary and prohibited transaction rules, and their impact on investment products and services, and helps those clients use investment documentation and other tools to manage potential fiduciary risks while providing top-quality benefits and services. The publication highlighted Ms. Stapel’s deep “ERISA knowledge and ability to translate that knowledge into terms that clients understand.”