CHICAGO, IL, April 7, 2014 – Jenner & Block LLP is pleased to announce that Susan C. Levy, the firm’s Managing Partner, has been appointed Executive Vice President and General Counsel of the Northern Trust Corporation.  In this position, Ms. Levy succeeds Kelly R. Welsh, who was confirmed last week by the United States Senate as General Counsel, Department of Commerce.

Ms. Levy will assume the Northern Trust position after spending her entire legal career at Jenner & Block. 

“Susan is valued by our clients and our partners for her sound business judgment, strong legal skills and exceptional leadership capabilities.  She embodies our firm’s core values and has helped us build a world-class organization known for its trial, litigation and  transactional capabilities.  While we are very sad to see her leave the firm, we are exceedingly proud of what she has accomplished.  She will be missed,” said Anton R. Valukas, Chairman of Jenner & Block.  Mr. Valukas added:  “Susan also continues the recent tradition of our firm’s Managing Partner becoming the General Counsel of one of our valued clients.”

Ms. Levy has been the Managing Partner of Jenner & Block since July 2008.  She also serves on the firm’s Policy Committee and Chairs the firm’s Management Committee.  Ms. Levy has achieved numerous civic and professional recognitions throughout her career and serves on several charitable and philanthropic boards.

Ms. Levy joined Jenner & Block immediately following law school.  She received her J.D. in 1982 from Harvard University and her B.A. in 1979, magna cum laude, from Cornell University.

About the Northern Trust

Northern Trust is a global leader in delivering innovative investment management, asset and fund administration, fiduciary and banking solutions to corporations, institutions and affluent individuals.

About Jenner & Block

Jenner & Block is a national law firm with approximately 450 attorneys and offices in Chicago, Los Angeles, New York and Washington, D.C.  Celebrating its 100th anniversary in 2014, the firm is known for its prominent and successful litigation practice and experience handling sophisticated and high-profile corporate transactions.  Firm clients include Fortune 100 companies, large privately held corporations, financial services institutions, emerging companies and venture capital and private equity investors.  In 2013, The American Lawyer magazine named Jenner & Block to the AmLaw A-List recognizing the top 20 law firms in the country, for the second consecutive year and the fifth time overall since the ranking was established a decade ago.  The firm also has been named by American Lawyer as the nation’s leading pro bono firm in four of the past six years.