CHICAGO–(BUSINESS WIRE)–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
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
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
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.
Northern Trust Wealth Management offers holistic wealth
management services for affluent individuals and families, family
offices, foundations and endowments, and privately held businesses. It
is recognized for its innovative technology, service excellence and
depth of expertise and ranks among the top 10 U.S. wealth managers, with
$278.6 billion in assets under management as of December 31, 2018. The
Northern Trust Company is an Equal Housing Lender. Member FDIC.
About Northern Trust
Northern Trust Corporation (Nasdaq: 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.
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