Much is pleased to announce that Managing Partner Mitchell Roth and Labor & Employment Chair Sheryl Jaffee Halpern have been named among the 2021 Notable Gen X Leaders in Accounting, Consulting, and Law by Crain's Chicago Business. The prestigious list honors 98 Chicago-area leaders who mentor other professionals, lead civic service initiatives and professional organizations, and effect significant change in their firms.
As Managing Partner, Mitchell is responsible for Much's long-term direction. He implements the firm's strategic vision, preserves its client-centric and employee-focused culture, and leads the executive team. In his practice, Mitchell is an accomplished corporate attorney who advises owners and executives at public and privately held companies and in the private equity community.
Mitchell's Crain's profile highlights Much’s people-focused culture, including the firm’s Mansfield Certified status, gained by considering historically underrepresented attorneys for at least 30 percent of leadership roles. Mitchell’s achievements as a corporate attorney are also emphasized, including his representation of Lakeshore Recycling Systems in several major acquisitions as well as a transformative recapitalization.
Sheryl serves as chair of the firm's Labor & Employment group, leading a team that assists business leaders with virtually every decision they face, devising practical solutions for complicated legal and business problems. She is also a member of Much's Management Committee, where she simultaneously helps protect the organization while focusing on strategies to keep employees motivated and thriving.
Sheryl's profile highlights her work helping employers rise to the challenges of the pandemic such as managing a remote workforce, navigating ever-evolving mask and vaccine mandates, developing return-to-work plans, and more. Also emphasized is Sheryl’s work leading skill-building and professional development initiatives as co-chair of Much University.