Andrea S. Kramer & Alton B. Harris
Andrea S. Kramer is a partner in the international law firm McDermott Will & Emery LLP. Andie is nationally recognized as an advocate for women’s advancement and an authority on gender communication in the workplace. For almost 30 years, she has helped women navigate the turbulent waters of career advancement. She founded the Women’s Leadership and Mentoring Alliance (WLMA), was named one of the 50 Most Influential Women Lawyers in America by the National Law Journal, and received the prestigious Gender Diversity Lawyer of 2014 award from ChambersUSA for her efforts to retain and promote women lawyers.
Alton B. Harris was a founding partner of the Chicago law firm Ungaretti & Harris, now part of Nixon Peabody LLP. He is an adjunct professor of law at Northwestern University School of Law, where he teaches the regulation of derivative products and the financial markets. Throughout his career, Al has served as advisor and counselor to many successful businesswomen.
Al and Andie are married and former law partners. For years they have acted as sounding boards for each other’s ideas and have collaborated on 29 articles and numerous eff orts to promote gender equality in the workplace.