Northern Trust announced today that Erica Lord, Assistant General Counsel, has been elected a Fellow of the American College of Trust & Estate Counsel (ACTEC).
ACTEC is a professional society of peer-elected trust and estate lawyers who have demonstrated the highest level of integrity, commitment to the profession, competence and experience. Fellows are selected on the basis of experience, professional reputation and ability in the fields of trusts and estates, and on the basis of having made substantial contributions to these fields through lecturing, writing, teaching, and bar activities. Lord shares the honor of an ACTEC Fellowship with 13 other Northern Trust employees.
“Erica’s election as a Fellow of ACTEC is a testament to the expertise she brings to our clients and to the trust and estate planning profession,” said Northern Trust General Counsel & Corporate Secretary Susan Levy.
In her current role, Lord advises Northern Trust Wealth Management clients on the administration of wills and trusts, including matters relating to estate settlement, fiduciary investing, trustee discretion, and agency law. She collaborates with attorneys across the United States to develop estate planning documents, and resolve trust and estate conflicts.
Prior to joining Northern Trust, Lord practiced privately with the law firms of Reed Smith LLP and Lord, Bissell & Brook LLP. She earned her law degree with honors from The George Washington University Law School and her bachelor’s degree with high honors from Michigan State University.
Lord is a regular speaker and contributor to publications on topics regarding fiduciary duties and trust and estate administration. She is a member of the bar of the State of Illinois, the United States Court for the Northern District of Illinois, the American Bar Association and the Chicago Estate Planning Council.
About The American College of Trust and Estate Counsel (ACTEC)
The American College of Trust and Estate Counsel, ACTEC, is a national organization of approximately 2,500 lawyers elected to membership by demonstrating the highest level of integrity, commitment to the profession, competence and experience as trust and estate counselors. ACTEC’s members, "Fellows", are the best and brightest in the trust and estate practice, with decades of experience representing and advising families. Visit actec.org to learn more.
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About Northern Trust
Northern Trust Corporation (NTRS) is a leading provider of wealth management, asset servicing, asset management and banking to corporations, institutions, affluent families and individuals. Founded in Chicago in 1889, Northern Trust has a global presence with offices in 20 U.S. states and Washington, D.C., and across 23 locations in Canada, Europe, the Middle East and the Asia-Pacific region. As of December 31, 2018, Northern Trust had assets under custody/administration of US$10.1 trillion, and assets under management of US$1.1 trillion. For more than 125 years, Northern Trust has earned distinction as an industry leader for exceptional service, financial expertise, integrity and innovation. Visit northerntrust.com or follow us on Twitter @NorthernTrust.
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