Christina Egan, managing partner of McGuireWoods’ Chicago office and a member of the firm’s board of partners, has been honored in the Chicago Daily Law Bulletin and Chicago Lawyer magazine’s Salute! Top 50 Women in the Law Awards. The awards recognize women lawyers for professional success and for mentoring and promoting women in the legal profession.
“Being recognized among this remarkable group of women is such an honor,” Egan said. “The women in this group work tirelessly to develop and mentor the next generation of women attorneys, which is a crucial step toward parity in the legal profession.”
As a mentor at McGuireWoods, Egan provides advice and opportunities to lawyers in the Chicago office, particularly younger female attorneys. She is a member of McGuireWoods' Women Lawyers Network, which provides tools, training and mentoring to help women lawyers grow as leaders.
Egan is a trial lawyer and former federal prosecutor. Prior to joining McGuireWoods, she served as an assistant U.S. attorney for the Northern District of Illinois for 10 years, the last four as a deputy chief. Her contributions to the firm’s Government Investigations & White Collar Litigation Department helped McGuireWoods earn recognition from Law360 as a White Collar Practice Group of the Year in 2019.
Egan has taught RICO law and trial advocacy to Northwestern Pritzker School of Law students. She also serves on the Seventh Circuit Pattern Jury Instruction Committee. Egan previously served on the board and executive committee for the Constitutional Rights Foundation of Chicago.
Egan is a sought-after speaker on government investigations, business compliance and women’s leadership. In 2018, she served on the planning committee for a sold-out forum, “May It Please the Court: Symposium on Women Lawyers in the Courtroom,” at the Chicago federal courthouse.
Egan was honored by Crain’s Chicago Business in the publication’s 2020 Notable Women in Law report.