DiCello Levitt Co-founding Partner Adam Levitt was recognized as a Crain’s Chicago Business 2021 Notable Gen X Leader in Accounting, Consulting, and Law.
Nominees must be from Generation X, live in the Chicago area, and have been practicing law a minimum of 10 years. Additionally, nominees must have shown the power to effect change in their role at the firm, serve as a mentor or promote inclusive practices, and have assumed a leadership role outside their own organization.
In their announcement, the Crain’s Chicago Business editors noted, “With the pandemic, these professionals quickly adapted to working virtually and navigated clients through new regulations and protocols. With the reckoning on racial injustice, many led stepped-up initiatives on diversity and inclusion.” They also pointed out the civic work the Gen X Notables have accomplished, forecasting that these professionals “are sure to continue their influence for many years.”
Adam certainly met the mark. He has scored important wins representing businesses, governmental entities, and individuals, and has built a firm that reflects his resolve for justice in all its dimensions. While other firms contracted in the pandemic, DiCello Levitt tripled in size and expanded to seven offices nationwide. Adam also works tirelessly to promote justice within and outside the firm, deliberately recruiting women, minority, LGBTQI, and younger lawyers to reflect the true diversity of America.
The firm’s charitable foundation, DLG Cares, made a substantial investment in 2021 with Justice Defenders to train African prisoners denied due process as paralegals and lawyers. Regarding the social justice initiative, Adam believes you must walk the talk. “Say whatever you want, but it’s what you actually do, from the results you achieve and the path that you take to get there, that’s really important,” he advised.
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