Maja C. Eaton

Partner at Sidley Austin LLP

Maja C. Eaton

Maja C. Eaton

Partner at Sidley Austin LLP

Biography

Ms. Eaton graduated from the University of Iowa with her B.A. in Zoology in 1977, and her J.D. in 1984. She is a partner with Sidley Austin LLP, practicing in the firm’s Products Liability and Mass Torts group in Chicago since graduation. She is a member of the firm’s Executive Committee, co-chair of the Committee for the Retention and Promotion of Women, and co-chair of the Marketing and Practice Development Committee. Ms. Eaton has been recognized by Benchmark Litigation as one of the Top 250 Women in Litigation and one of the Top 10 Female Litigators in the country. She was featured as a Life Sciences Star in LMG Life Sciences, and ranked as a leading lawyer nationally in Litigation-Products Liability by Chambers USA: America’s Leading Lawyers for Business – The Client’s Guide. Ms. Eaton currently serves as Co-President of the Board of Directors for the Legal Assistance Foundation and as a member of the Board of Directors of the Chicago Bar Foundation.

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Number of Awards

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Partner at Sidley Austin LLP

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Partner at Sidley Austin LLP

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Partner at Sidley Austin LLP

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Partner at Sidley Austin LLP

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Partner at Sidley Austin LLP

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Partner at Sidley Austin LLP

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Partner at Sidley Austin LLP

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Partner at Sidley Austin LLP

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Partner at Sidley Austin LLP

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Partner at Sidley Austin LLP

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Education
J.D., High Distinction
Class of 1984

The University of Iowa College of Law is a professional graduate school at the University of Iowa, located in Iowa City, Iowa. It was founded in 1865.

B.A. in Zoology
Class of 1977

The University of Iowa is a flagship public research university located in Iowa City, Iowa. The university is organized into eleven colleges. The University of Iowa was founded on February 25, 1847.

Memberships
Member
Current

American Bar Association provides legal services. It provides law school accreditation, continuing legal education, legal information and other services to assist legal professionals. The firm has members which include judges, court administrators, law professors, and non-practicing attorneys. The company was founded on August 21, 1878 and is headquartered in Chicago, IL.

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Current

DRI is the leading organization of defense attorneys and in-house counsel. Membership in DRI provides access to resources and tools for attorneys who strive to provide high-quality, balanced and excellent service to their clients and corporations. DRI is host to more than 25 substantive committees whose focus is to develop ongoing and critical dialogue about areas of practice. DRI provides access to resources and tools to grow your practice – members can search a database of more than 65,000 experts, attend renowned CLE seminars, conferences and webcasts, network with 22,000+ like-minded defense practitioners and more. DRI has served the defense bar for more than 50 years and focuses on five main goals: Education: To teach and educate and to improve the skills of the defense law practitioner Justice: To strive for improvement in the civil justice system Balance: To be a counterpoint to the plaintiff's bar and seek balance in the justice system in the minds of potential jurors and on all fields where disputes are resolved Economics: To assist members in dealing with the economic realities of the defense law practice, including the competitive legal marketplace Professionalism and Service: To urge members to practice ethically and responsibly, keeping in mind the lawyer's responsibilities that go beyond the interest of the client to the good of American society as a whole.

Member
Current

The Chicago Bar Association is one of the oldest and most active metropolitan bar associations in the United States. The Association's voluntary membership of 22,000 consists largely of lawyers and judges from Cook County and the State of Illinois.

Career History
Partner
Current

Sidley Austin LLP is an American multi-national private company located in New York, NY, that provides legal services.

Adjunct Professor of Law
Prior

Chicago-Kent College of Law, is a law school affiliated with Illinois Institute of Technology. It is the second oldest law school in the state of Illinois, and one of two law schools in the United States with a three-year legal writing program, the other being the University of Minnesota Law School.

Boards & Committees
Member, Executive Committee
Current

Sidley Austin LLP is an American multi-national private company located in New York, NY, that provides legal services.

Co-Chair, Board of Directors
2007 - Current

TO PROVIDE FREE CIVIL LEGAL SERVICES TO LOW-INCOME INDIVIDUALS, FAMILIES AND COMMUNITY GROUPS.

Vice President, Board of Directors
Current

The Iowa Law School Foundation (ILSF) was established to solicit and manage gifts of money and/or property, for the exclusive purpose of granting gifts of money and/or property to the College of Law for research and educational activities, and is the preferred channel of support for private gifts to the College of Law. The foundation works with alumni, friends, law firms, and corporations to assist them in providing support to the college’s students, faculty, and programs. The ILSF, which was established in 1952, is a nonprofit corporation with a Board of Directors, including alumni, friends, faculty, and students.

Member, Board of Directors
Current

The Chicago Bar Foundation mobilizes Chicago's legal community to improve access to justice.

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$10K - $25K
2016

TO PROVIDE FREE CIVIL LEGAL SERVICES TO LOW-INCOME INDIVIDUALS, FAMILIES AND COMMUNITY GROUPS.

$10K - $25K
2015

TO PROVIDE FREE CIVIL LEGAL SERVICES TO LOW-INCOME INDIVIDUALS, FAMILIES AND COMMUNITY GROUPS.

$5,000 - $10K
2014

TO PROVIDE FREE CIVIL LEGAL SERVICES TO LOW-INCOME INDIVIDUALS, FAMILIES AND COMMUNITY GROUPS.

Political Donations
$500
2008

Former President of United States

Awards & Honors
Chambers USA - America's Leading Lawyers for Business
Benchmark Litigation - Top 250 Women in Litigation
LMG Life Sciences - Life Sciences Star
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