Tara Goff Kamradt, a partner in the firm’s Corporate Practice and Co-Chair of its Women’s Leadership Forum, was quoted in an article in Chicago Lawyer on the importance of networking for women. Ms. Kamradt helped found the Coalition of Women’s Initiatives in Law Firms, which provides a forum for communication on change in the legal community. In the article, Ms. Kamradt says, “My hope is that in 15 years there will not be a need for women’s initiatives in law firms because what I am starting to see happen, at least at Katten, is the women’s initiative is raising issues that affect everybody... The things we are addressing as a women’s initiative should be addressed firmwide. These professional development issues, retention issues, firm training issues affect everybody, whether it’s the white male or the African-American… Hopefully, in the future, firms will really be able to close that gap so that the investment made by firms in professional development is experienced by everyone on an equal basis.” (“Women See the Value of Networking,” July 2008)