Shelly A. DeRousse, Co-Leader of Freeborn’s Bankruptcy and Financial Restructuring Practice Group, is among the winners of the 2019 Women, Influence & Power in Law (WIPL) Awards presented by Corporate Counsel and InsideCounsel magazines. The awards recognize general counsel, in-house leaders, and law firm partners who have demonstrated a commitment to advancing the empowerment of women in law. In the profile article about Ms. DeRousse published on the Law.com website, she discusses the progression of her career, what she feels it takes to succeed as a woman leader in the industry, and her fulfilling work for the Women’s Bar Foundation (WBF) of Illinois, a nonprofit organization that raises funds and provides scholarships to ¬exceptional women attending law school in Illinois. She has served as the WBF president since 2016. To read the Law.com article published Dec. 2, 2019, click here (subscription only).