People: Allegra R. Nethery, Partner

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Allegra R. Nethery

Partner

Chicago
Direct: (312) 460-5523
Fax: (312) 460-7523
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Ms. Nethery is a partner with Seyfarth Shaw LLP. As the firm’s full-time Pro Bono and Philanthropy Partner, Ms. Nethery directs Seyfarth Shaw’s global pro bono program, identifying opportunities for the firm’s attorneys to volunteer their legal services, working with legal aid organizations to address legal needs of low-income individuals and community groups, and partnering with corporate clients on joint pro bono projects. In addition, Ms. Nethery oversees the firm's community service activities and manages the Seyfarth Shaw Charitable Foundation, through which attorneys and staff can request donations to qualified organizations on behalf of the firm.  She works closely with the firm's attorneys and staff to identify regional and national community service and charitable giving opportunities in order to provide the greatest possible benefit to the communities in which Seyfarth does business and the greatest possible support of the volunteer efforts of the firm's attorneys and staff.

Ms. Nethery is a partner with Seyfarth Shaw LLP. As the firm’s full-time Pro Bono and Philanthropy Partner, Ms. Nethery directs Seyfarth Shaw’s global pro bono program, identifying opportunities for the firm’s attorneys to volunteer their legal services, working with legal aid organizations to address legal needs of low-income individuals and community groups, and partnering with corporate clients on joint pro bono projects. In addition, Ms. Nethery oversees the firm's community service activities and manages the Seyfarth Shaw Charitable Foundation, through which attorneys and staff can request donations to qualified organizations on behalf of the firm.  She works closely with the firm's attorneys and staff to identify regional and national community service and charitable giving opportunities in order to provide the greatest possible benefit to the communities in which Seyfarth does business and the greatest possible support of the volunteer efforts of the firm's attorneys and staff.

Education

  • J.D., University of Virginia School of Law (1995)
  • B.A., University of Chicago (1992)
    with honors

Admissions

  • Illinois

Courts

  • United States Supreme Court
  • Illinois Supreme Court
  • U.S. Courts of Appeal for the Seventh, Eighth, Ninth, Tenth and Eleventh Circuits
  • U.S. District Courts for the Central, Northern and Southern Districts of Illinois
  • U.S. District Courts for the Eastern and Western Districts of Wisconsin

1The Supreme Court of Illinois does not recognize certifications of specialties in the practice of law and no certificate, award or recognition is a requirement to practice law in Illinois.

Publications

Accolades

  • Recipient in 2011 of the Moxie Award from the Illinois Coalition Against Sexual Assault
  • Named in 2005 as one of the “Illinois Super Lawyers”
  • Named in 2001 as one of “40 Illinois Attorneys Under 40 to Watch”

Leadership

  • President, Association of Pro Bono Counsel (APBCo)
  • Board of Counselors, Equal Justice Works