The Chicago Theatre
175 N. State Street
Chicago, IL 60601
Partner Faith Gay will deliver the convocation address to Northwestern Pritzker School of Law's Class of 2020.
In a nationally recognized career spanning more than three decades, Gay has been repeatedly recognized as one of the leading litigators in the United States. She has led over 30 jury trials and successfully navigated bet-the-company litigation and investigations for scores of Fortune 500 companies. She has also represented individuals, labor unions, and a variety of non-profit entities in civil, criminal and regulatory matters.
Gay co-founded the American Immigration Representation Project, which provides immigrant detainees access to lawyers, and serves on the boards of Union Theological, the Public Theater, the American Constitution Society and Her Justice, among many others.
She is a two-time recipient of Crain’s “Most Notable Women in Law” award and, in 2019, received the prestigious Gould Award for Outstanding Oral Advocacy from the Office of the Appellate Defender. She has also twice received the Director’s Award from the United States Department of Justice for excellence in trial advocacy.
Gay earned her JD from Northwestern Pritzker School of Law and presently sits on the school’s Law Board.
Watch her discuss her Northwestern Law experience and what led her to form Selendy & Gay.