Nicole Nehama Auerbach

Nicole Nehama Aurbach

Valorem Law Group LLC
Organization Type: Law Firm
Position/Title: Founding Partner
Functional Area: Law Practice, Management, Marketing
Year of Induction: 2013

218 N. Jefferson St., Suite 300
Chicago, IL 60661

Business Phone: 312.676.5469


Nicole Nehama Auerbach personifies innovation in law practice management. Early in her career, she served as chair of her firm’s Associates Committee and achieved implementation of a sabbatical program for associates.  She founded her firm’s Women’s Leadership Forum, and achieved a massive cultural change that led to the firm being recognized as one of the 100 Best Firms for Working Mothers by Working Mother magazine.  She founded the Coalition of Women’s Initiatives in Law, which now has 35 members in Chicago alone.  In 2008, Nicole took her innovative nature one giant step further and, together with College Fellow Patrick Lamb and two others, founded Valorem Law Group in Chicago.  Since its inception, Valorem has been an industry leader in using non-hourly billing in litigation.  Nicole also, and appropriately, serves as chair of Valorem’s only committee: the Happiness Committee.  And we’re happy to welcome Nicole into the College of Law Practice Management.
—Nominated by Pam Woldow and Ida Abbott , October 2013