Katten Muchin & Zavis
Once upon a time Jeanne worked for a temp agency in Chicago. Her job was to walk into random law firms without an appointment and offer to work for them for one day free of charge. At the end of the day, if they wanted her to return, then they contracted with the agency. About 18-months later, she landed a job as an office manager for a small insurance defense firm. When then 300-lawyer firm Katten Muchin needed a Manager of Technology Training, she landed the job reporting simultaneously to both the IT and HR Directors. Jeanne’s role at 4L is coordination – HR, payroll, office services. Jeanne is one of the four founders of 4L.
KNOWN FOR: My style and my personal workout regimen.
MOST PEOPLE DON’T KNOW: I completed seven marathons including Boston.
BLOCKS SHE’S BEEN AROUND: Wicker Park in Chicago; Channel District, Tampa; 16th Arrondissement, Paris.
QUOTE: Deadlines, billing pressures, client demands, and long hours all combine to make the practice of law one of the most stressful of careers. If I can do something to assuage some of that pressure, maybe the lawyer will be able to do a better job, obtain a better result, right a wrong, advance the common good. That way I, too, contributed to the common good.