Seyfarth’s Camille Olson Named to Crain’s 2017 List of “Most Influential Women Lawyers in Chicago”


Seyfarth Shaw’s Camille Olson, Labor & Employment partner in Chicago, was recognized as one of the “Most Influential Women Lawyers in Chicago” by Crain’s Chicago.

The women featured represent an impressive cross-section of the Chicago-area legal community. Many of them have practiced with distinction for decades, while others are on-the-rise attorneys making their mark. Some have helped set new legal precedents at the U.S. Supreme Court while others have developed winning legal theories that have become standard in state and federal courts. All make it a point to mentor other women lawyers and to give back to their community in myriad ways.

In Olson’s profile, Crain’s Chicago wrote:

As part of a unique collaboration between four competing law firms and HP's in-house legal team, Camille A. Olson recently served on the trial team for HP that secured a jury verdict for their client in excess of $3 billion, the largest jury award in California history. Seyfarth's HP trial team was later honored by FT Innovative Lawyers of North America with the Innovation in Collaboration award, a category created to recognize innovation that takes place when competition is set aside for cooperation on behalf of the interests of clients. Olson also was nominated by a group of sitting federal district court judges to serve on the National Fair Labor Standards Act Discovery Protocols Committee, to work with a small group of management and plaintiffs' attorneys drafting mandatory early discovery disclosures for FLSA cases. She has served as chairperson of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce's equal employment opportunity subcommittee since 2013, was named one of the Top 10 Employment Litigators in the Country by Legal 500, and was the first woman president of the University Club of Chicago.

You can view her profile here. -