The Kansas City Business Journal interviewed Shook Chair Madeleine McDonough for its article, "Newsmaker: Shook Hardy's McDonough Pursues Her Passions: Law, Reading and The Boss."
Madeleine McDonough has been able to marry her passions for pharmacology and the law into a thriving career at Shook Hardy & Bacon.
Starting her career as a clinical pharmacist before heading to law school gave Madeleine McDonough a niche she had passion for that led her through the ranks at Shook Hardy & Bacon LLP until being named as chair in January 2017.
McDonough succeeded John Murphy, who served in the role for 15 years. The Kansas City native has spent her entire 28-year legal career at Shook Hardy, including 10 years leading the Agribusiness and Food Safety Practice and five years leading the Pharmaceutical & Medical Device Practice and the Life Sciences and Biotechnology Practice.
Shook Hardy is the area’s largest law firm, with 274 local and 467 total attorneys at the end of 2017.