Valorem Law Group
In 2008, after nearly 15 years of practice at an AmLaw 100 firm in Chicago, Nicole Auerbach resigned her partnership to become one of the founders of Valorem Law Group, now a nationally known innovative law firm. Why? The entrepreneur in her longed to build something - a new firm model to give clients an alternative to the billable hour. Ten years later, in keeping with that entrepreneurial spirit, Nicole launched another new model law firm, ElevateNext, along with her partner Pat Lamb. ElevateNext is a law firm that sits alongside the law company, Elevate Services, to provide a broad breath of solutions to law departments aimed at drastically reducing their legal spend. In 2017, Nicole was named one of the “Top Women Lawyers in Chicago” by Crain’s Communication.
PRACTICE FOCUS: Litigation and Dispute Resolution
PRIOR ROLES/EXPERIENCE: Katten Muchin Rosenman (partner)
LAW SCHOOL: DePaul University College of Law
LOCATION: Chicago, IL