Laurel is an internationally recognized business lawyer. A past president of the 400,000 member American Bar Association, she developed an action agenda to reduce slavery. Laurel provides business with tools to assure slave free recruitment and supply chains and a workforce educated to minimize this horror. Her accolades recognize her creative advocacy: past president of the Chicago Bar Association, Crain’s Chicago Power Players , Vision 2020’s Visionary Award, Athena’s Global Leadership Award and Lexus’ Rule of Law Award shared with Mary Robinson and UN Secretary General Ban Ki‐moon. Laurel serves on Minister Gordon Brown’s Global Citizenship Commission.