Jones Day Partner Laura Ellsworth Receives Carlow University's 2016 Women of Spirit Award

Friday, January 15, 2016 - 16:15

Laura Ellsworth, Jones Day Partner-in-Charge of Global Community Service Initiatives, was named a recipient of Carlow University's 2016 Women of Spirit Award.  According to the Carlow University website: "Recipients were chosen based on several criteria, including a strong commitment to values, accomplishments that have led to new knowledge or discoveries, and innovation or leadership that has brought about change for the good of humankind."  Ms. Ellsworth was honored for her expertise in complex litigation and for civic leadership that has made a transformative impact on our region and its economy.  Among her many civic leadership roles, Ms. Ellsworth serves on the board and Executive Committee of the Allegheny Conference on Community Development, as Chair of the Greater Pittsburgh Chamber of Commerce, as Chair of the Youth Policy Council, and Vice Chair of the Three Rivers Workforce Investment Board.  She recently was named one of the 50 Most Powerful People in Pittsburgh and repeatedly has been identified as one of the top female litigators in Pennsylvania. She has served on the Local Rules Committee for the United States District Court for the Western District of Pennsylvania and she was appointed by Senator Toomey to Co-Chair the Federal Judicial Selection Committee for the Western District of Pennsylvania.  Ms. Ellsworth, along with the other award recipients, will be honored on Thursday, April 7, 2016 at 7:30 p.m. in the Carnegie Music Hall in Oakland. For more information about the Women of Spirit Award, visit the Carlow University website.

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