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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 sit on the Executive Committee, Hiring Committee, and Summer Associate 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.  She is responsible for many aspects of the firm’s operations, including budgetary issues and working with the different practice groups and the individual employees to set and execute short and long term goals.

Kelsey sits on the Executive Committee and the Hiring Committee, where she screens and evaluates lateral hires (including attorneys and non-attorneys) for both permanent and temporary work. She also leads the Summer Associate committee, tasked with evaluating law students and college interns for the firm’s summer program and structuring the various aspects of the summer program.

Kelsey also coordinates the in-house training of law clerks and new lawyers.

Finally, Kelsey has created and led the diversity efforts within the firm.  She has been responsible for outreach to law schools, law school groups, and attorney organizations in order to broaden the pool of applicants the firm was seeing.  As a result of her efforts, by 2021, we project that over half of the total employees at the firm and half of our attorneys will be female and over 20 percent will be diverse.

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