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Our 49th Year

James Baker
Robert Barylski
Laurel Bellows
David Dollar
Peter Georgescu
Margaret Jay
David Lampton
Robert Lieber
Mark Lowenthal
Susan MacManus
Jessica McFate
Sean McFate
Mohsen Milani
Terry Root
Dennis Ross
Gary Roughead
YŁksel Sezgin
Thomas Shannon
Hedrick Smith
Kathleen Stephens
Jeremi Suri
Ray Takeyh
Daniel Vara
Martin Walker
Celeste Wallander

Laurel Bellows

Laurel Bellows

Laurel Bellows is an internationally recognized business lawyer and founding principal of The Bellows Law Group. She counsels senior executives and corporations on executive employment and severance agreements, internal investigations, and business conduct standards. Her law firm offers strategic business counseling and litigation services to entrepreneurs and companies of all sizes.

As past president of the nearly 400,000-member American Bar Association, Ms. Bellows developed an action agenda to reduce slavery nationally and globally. She is passionate about corporate best business practices to combat slavery and has worked with the ABA to draft business conduct standards for corporations to help them avoid using forced labor in their overseas operations unintentionally. Her national agenda also emphasizes awareness of the horror of sex trafficking in our communities and solutions available through law enforcement, judicial action, schools, and legislatures.

Ms. Bellows is a graduate of the University of Pennsylvania and Loyola University School of Law in Chicago. She received Athena's International Global Leadership Award, is past president of The Chicago Bar Association and serves on the Global Board of the International Women's Forum. She is licensed to practice in Illinois, Florida, and California.