NDLS Alumna Joins Commission on Women in the Profession

Author: Susan Good

Lorelie Masters

Notre Dame Law School alumna and Jenner & Block partner Lorelie S. Masters ’81 has been appointed a member of the Commission on Women in the Profession of the American Bar Association for a one-year term.

Masters was President of the Women’s Bar Association of the District of Columbia from 2007-2008, and was past Policyholder Chair of the Insurance Coverage Litigation Committee of the Section of Litigation of the ABA. She also received the National Association of Women Lawyer’s (NAWL) 2005 Service Award for her work as Chair of NAWL’s Amicus Committee.

The Commission on Women in the Profession was created in 1987 to assess the status of women in the legal profession and to identify barriers to their advancement. Now in its third decade, the commission’s mission is to secure full and equal participation of women in the profession and the justice system. Drawing upon the diverse backgrounds and expertise of its members, the Commission develops programs, policies, and publications to promote gender equality. As the national voice for women lawyers, the commission is dedicated to ensuring fairness in the justice system and equal opportunity in legal workplaces.

Masters is a member of Jenner & Block’s Litigation Department and Climate and Clean Technology Law, Insurance Litigation and Counseling and Arbitration: Domestic and International Practices. Since 1983, Masters has advised and represented companies and individuals seeking to enforce insurance coverage under general liability, directors & officers, first-party property, health, and other types of insurance. She is co-author of Insurance Coverage Litigation, an in-depth legal treatise first published in 1997 and updated annually; and Liability Insurance in International Arbitration: The Bermuda Form.