'One judge told me he liked to make women cry' - Morgan Lewis chair McKeon on the roadblocks for female lawyers

Morgan Lewis & Bockius chair Jami Wintz McKeon on diversity initiatives, mentors and the challenges facing women in law

This is part of a series of Q&As with leading women in the legal profession to coincide with International Women’s Day on 8 May and National Women’s History Month in the US, conducted and written by the law firm recruiting company Major Lindsey & Africa.

Jami Wintz McKeon, chair of Morgan Lewis & Bockius, took a very linear path in her legal career, going straight from college to law school to joining the US law firm in 1981. She has held various management positions, including membership of the firm’s advisory board. Immediately prior to becoming chair, she led Morgan Lewis’ litigation practice, the firm’s largest group. “I’ve had two jobs in my life - lifeguard and Morgan Lewis lawyer,” she says.

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