Janet Zagorin

Janet has a 20+ year career in business development, client services and corporate engagement. She is a trusted consultant to professional service firm management, global clients, not-for profit boards and other senior professionals, directing strategic high-level business development projects and devising and implementing critical initiatives. Janet offers strategies to leverage business networks and client relationships.

She served as Sidley’s marketing director for 17 years and was responsible for global practice and business development initiatives, marketing and media relations with significant success developing key strategic plans for the Life Sciences, Capital Markets, Funds, REITs, Fintech and Private Equity arenas.  She also managed the firm’s role as strategic partner for legal services to the NACD; and developed and implemented the firm’s Corporate Responsibility Program.  Janet not provided guidance and direction to Sidley’s attorneys to enter new markets and develop client relationships, but also originated clients herself by practicing what she preaches.

Janet is also deeply engaged in numerous community and philanthropic efforts, including: the Board of New York Cares for more than 20 years, serving on the Executive, Audit and Communications Committees; the Advisory Council of the Arts and Business Council of New York; the Leadership Board of the Financial Women’s Association, where she is Co-Chair of the Global Agenda Committee, serving as a Board member and audit and development committees; a member of Facing Addiction, and Board member of Am Yisrael Foundation. She was recently honored with The International Alliance for Women (TIAW) World of Difference Award, which honors 100 women around the globe who make a difference. She currently serves on the Advisory Board of Aionious Healthcare Fund, funding biotech and digital health initiatives in Asia.