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Kelsey McCann

Chief of Staff

I graduated summa cum laude with dual degrees from DePaul University. I serve as the firm’s Chief of Staff, and chair both the Hiring Committee and Summer Associate Committee and sit on the Executive Committee.

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What makes Edelson unique?

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The firm has a flat hierarchical structure, official positions and titles are of little consequence- everyone is given the same opportunity to observe, learn, and contribute.

Curriculum Vitae

KELSEY McCANN is the firm’s Chief of Staff. In her role, Kelsey weighs in on and executes strategic planning, including HR issues, public relations, pro bono initiatives, staffing and the firm’s general strategic vision.

 

As the Chair of the Hiring Committee, Kelsey develops and executes the firm’s recruitment efforts, including screening and evaluating lateral hires (including attorneys and non-attorneys) for both permanent and temporary work. She also leads the Summer Associate committee, where she evaluates law students and college interns for the firm’s summer program and structuring the various aspects of the summer program, including the firm’s unique training model.

 

Kelsey’s creation and leadership of diversity efforts within the firm has made her a national thought leader. She created novel outreach programs to law schools, law school groups, and attorney organizations in order to broaden the pool of applicants the firm was seeing. Today, as a result of her efforts, Edelson PC is considered one of the most diverse “high stakes” plaintiff’s firms in the country, and was recently awarded the Diversity Initiative Award, given to the plaintiff’s firm demonstrating a successful effort to promote diversity within its organization and the profession at large by The National Law Journal. The firm also has been recognized as having the second highest lawyer satisfaction rate in the country by law360 and the highest one nationally by Above the Law.

 

Kelsey also works with the different practice groups and the individual employees to set and execute short and long term individual and firm-specific goals.

 

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