Seyfarth Shaw’s Whitney Schmidt, associate in the firm’s Corporate department in Chicago, was recognized as a Rising Star by the National Immigrant Justice Center (NIJC).
NIJC’s Rising Star award recognizes associate or junior-level attorneys who have demonstrated extraordinary commitment to ensuring access to justice for immigrants through their pro bono work with NIJC. Schmidt will be recognized at NIJC’s 20th Annual Human Rights Awards Luncheon on Tuesday, June 4.
Schmidt’s experience spans all areas of business law with a concentration in the areas of mergers and acquisitions, finance, and general commercial matters. In addition, she is a member of the Seyfarth Women’s Network and Pro Bono Committee where she regularly volunteers to counsel pro bono clients in a variety of matters including partnering with the National Immigrant Justice Center, the Center for Disability & Elder Law, and Cabrini Green Legal Aid.
Heartland Alliance's National Immigrant Justice Center (NIJC) is dedicated to ensuring human rights protections and access to justice for all immigrants, refugees and asylum seekers. With offices in Chicago, Indiana, and Washington, D.C., NIJC provides direct legal services to and advocates for these populations through policy reform, impact litigation, and public education. Since its founding three decades ago, NIJC has been unique in blending individual client advocacy with broad-based systemic change. You can read more here.