Chief Operating Officer, Neal, Gerber & Eisenberg LLP
Sonia Menon is the Chief Operating Officer at Neal, Gerber & Eisenberg LLP, a Chicago based law firm with over 140 lawyers, where she oversees the management of the day-to-day operations of the firm, including human resources, knowledge management, marketing, facilities, records and space planning. She has overall responsibility for the design and implementation of talent management initiatives and operating policies for lawyers and staff at the firm. She provides strategic advice to the firm’s leadership on the development of policies and procedures and works to ensure that the recruitment, development, advancement and diversity policies and programs are aligned to support the firm’s strategic agenda. Ms. Menon is a certified practitioner of the Myers-Briggs Type Indicator, and conducts training workshops for leadership development, team building and management development. Ms. Menon is an active member of the firm’s Women’s Network, Pro Bono and Diversity Committees, developing new initiatives to enhance the advancement and retention of women and minority lawyers. Ms. Menon has been a featured speaker on subjects relating to law firm economics and profitability, competency talent management, recruiting strategies, diversity and inclusion, career planning and alternate career models. She is an active member of NALP, and most recently served as the chair of NALP’s 2015 annual educational conference. Ms. Menon is also actively involved with the Chicago Committee on Minorities in Large Law Firms, the Professional Development Consortium, SHRM and HRMAC. She recently served on the board of the Women’s Club of the Saint Joan of Arc parish in Evanston. Ms. Menon graduated in 1988 with an honors degree in Psychology.