Janis M. Meyer
Hinshaw & Culbertson LLP
Janis Meyer focuses her practice on professional responsibility, risk management and professional liability law, with particular emphasis on attorneys and law firms. Having served as the general counsel of a global firm, Janis is familiar with a broad spectrum of professional liability, human resource, and other risk management issues arising in law firms.
Janis began her legal career in the New York office of White & Case, where she was an associate and then partner in the Litigation Department. Prior to joining Hinshaw & Culbertson, she was a partner and the General Counsel of Dewey & LeBoeuf and its predecessor, Dewey Ballantine. She was a member of the two-person wind-down committee that oversaw Dewey & LeBoeuf's bankruptcy filing and the subsequent wind-down of the firm.
Janis is a Special Professor of Law at The Maurice A. Deane School of Law at Hofstra University where she teaches "The Nuts & Bolts of Lawyering" and Legal Ethics. She clerked for the Honorable George C. Pratt in the United States District Court for the Eastern District of New York and the United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit. She is a frequent speaker at bar association events and industry conferences on issues of professional responsibility and risk management, diversity, women in the law, and the role of law firm general counsel.