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Crain’s Chicago Business Recognizes Sheryl Jaffee Halpern, Camille Khodadad, and Courtney Mayster as Notable Women in Law


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Crain’s Chicago Business Recognizes Sheryl Jaffee Halpern, Camille Khodadad, and Courtney Mayster as Notable Women in Law

Much is pleased to announce that principals Sheryl Jaffee Halpern, Camille Khodadad, and Courtney Mayster were honored as 2024 Notable Women in Law by Crain’s Chicago Business. The annual list recognizes top Chicagoland attorneys for their accomplishments and leadership over the past 18 months.

As a member of Much’s Management Committee, Halpern helps drive firm strategy and ensures firm policies reflect inclusivity and industry best practices, while aligning with the firm’s people-first philosophy. She chaired Much’s Labor & Employment group for 11 years and continues to advise clients on virtually every type of employment decision. Halpern's profile in Crain's highlights her commitment to developing practical solutions for employers and minimizing their legal exposure while ensuring their employees feel valued and fulfilled. Her dedication to helping employers achieve big-picture objectives mirrors her drive to accomplish the firm’s long-term goals.

Overseeing a team of employment attorneys as Much’s Labor & Employment chair, Khodadad leads with example by utilizing her vast knowledge of the many, often overlapping, laws that affect the employer-employee relationship. In the past year alone, Khodadad has represented an employer in a U.S. Department of Labor investigation, defended employers in wage and hour class actions, led clients through difficult reductions in force, and conducted numerous harassment investigations. Her Crain’s profile underscores the tremendous benefit of her clear, actionable counsel and effective strategies to minimize the risk of potential litigation.

Mayster helps guide Much’s vision for strategic growth, leading its 160+ attorneys and staff as the firm’s Managing Partner. A seasoned real estate attorney known for her ability to get a deal over the finish line, Mayster chaired Much’s Real Estate group for nearly a decade and maintains an active legal practice, helping clients navigate complex transactions involving commercial, industrial, and multifamily properties. Her Crain’s profile delves into her tenure as Much’s Managing Partner and highlights her leadership during the rollout of a new strategic plan to streamline firm operations, spur growth, and revitalize client service standards.

View the full list of awardee profiles in Crain’s Chicago Business.