Gerald Pauling


A chat with Gerald L. Pauling, II, the personal and professional

In the first of a series of articles spotlighting high-profile and influential executives in Chicago, I was fortunate enough to get an hour with Mr. Gerald Pauling, Illinois.  Originally, from Winston-Salem, North Carolina, Gerald is a partner at Seyfarth Shaw LLP, whose law practice focuses on employment litigation and labor-management relations.  In keeping with his strong commitment to stewardship, his community work focuses on improving diversity and the quality of life for those who are disadvantaged.

Gerald is the Executive Board Chair of Teen Living Programs where I am also a Board Member.  He is highly regarded as a practitioner and leader within the legal community.  He has been featured in Diversity & The Bar magazine as a “Cutting Edge Labor and Employment Practitioner.”  He was recognized as one of the “Top 100 Diverse Executive & Emerging Leaders Under 50” by Diversity MBA Magazine.  He was also selected by Law Bulletin Publishing Company as one of Illinois “40 Under Forty to Watch.”   In 2008, Gerald was a Fellow in the Leadership Greater Chicago Fellowship Program, a 10-month fellowship program affording 30 participants (Fellows) an opportunity to study the particular challenges that face Chicago, to meet and converse with city, state and federal leaders to discuss issues affecting Chicago, and to become part of a diverse network of leaders working to make a difference in Chicago and in the nation.   Gerald was also named as a Chicago United  Business Leader of Color for 2011.  Most recently, Gerald joined the Homewood-Flossmoor High School District 233 Board of Education.

Read Gerald’s Interview>


Categories: Professional Development

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