Shook Chair Named Woman of the Year By MLW

Missouri Lawyers Weekly has selected Shook Chair Madeleine McDonough as its Woman of the Year as part of the annual Women's Justice Awards. For 25 years, the Women’s Justice Awards have honored female lawyers, law students, rising stars, public officials and others who have displayed professional excellence in Missouri’s courtrooms and boardrooms.

“Madeleine, leading Shook, Hardy & Bacon since 2017, has a track record few could compete with,” wrote MLW. “The firm has added new offices in St. Louis, New York, Hartford, Boston, Atlanta and Los Angeles in recent years.”

McDonough began a five-year term as Chair of Shook in 2017, and was re-elected for another five-year term in 2022. As a Chambers ranked attorney, she has been honored by multiple organizations for her work in pharmaceutical and medical device law. McDonough has also been awarded the Women, Influence & Power in Law Award for Innovative Leadership by Corporate Counsel and was named in the Top 50 Litigation Trailblazers & Pioneers by The National Law Journal.  

MLW named McDonough a Lawyer of the Year in 2004 for her pioneering work in e-discovery and honored her again in 2013, when she was named a Mentor of the Year. She has been with Shook since her graduation from law school in 1990.

McDonough will be celebrated at the Women’s Justice Awards on May 16 and will be profiled in the May edition of MLW’s monthly publication.