The Black Women Lawyers’ Association of Greater Chicago, Inc. (BWLA) honored associate Tiffany R. Harper of Polsinelli as a Rising Star for 2012. The award was presented at the BWLA’s 25th Anniversary Gala at the Hyatt Regency Chicago on April 13.
“I am truly honored to receive this award,” said Harper. “BWLA has been a big part of my professional life, and I have learned a great deal from the women who have mentored me and helped me begin my legal career.”
The BWLA was formed in 1987 and is one of the fastest growing bar associations in Illinois. The Rising Star Award is presented to young lawyers who demonstrate commitment to promoting excellence in the profession. BWLA also has its goal encouraging the inclusion of African-American attorneys in law firms, the judiciary, governmental agencies and corporations.
Harper joined Polsinelli in Chicago in March 2012. She concentrates in the areas of loan enforcement, commercial litigation and bankruptcy. Prior to joining Polsinelli, Tiffany served as a judicial law clerk in the Northern District of Illinois, Eastern Division and worked in-house at Navistar Financial Corporation where she managed commercial litigation matters across the nation and represented the company's interest in large Chapter 7 and 11 bankruptcy cases in various locales.
Harper earned her law degree from Washington University School of Law-St. Louis in 2008. She was Executive Board-Primary Editor of Washington University Journal of Law & Policy. She earned a B.A. degree in Latin American and Caribbean studies from Dartmouth College in 2005.