Women in Law 2022

MARGARET GISCH PARTNER, PRACTICE GROUP CHAIR Golan Christie Taglia LLP M argaret (Peggy) A. Gisch serves as litigation practice group chair at Golan Christie Taglia and represents clients throughout Chicagoland in matters related to trade secrets, shareholder disputes, restrictive covenants, defending employment claims and contract issues. She is a member of GCT’s executive committee and has gained recognition for her detail- oriented and strategic approach to counseling clients in their most important matters. Peggy’s success as an attorney is due to her strong commitment to her profession. Her passion for legal advocacy and role as a mentor within the firm sets her apart and inspires her colleagues to serve their clients to the best of their abilities. Beyond Gisch’s legal work on behalf of clients, she has played an outsized role in ensuring that the firm remains a diverse, inclusive and welcoming place for all individuals. She was largely responsible for the hiring of several women attorneys and actively mentors many younger lawyers as they forge their careers. She has been influential in leading young lawyers and encouraging them to carve their own paths as they build their practice. Peggy’s dedication to diversity and inclusion is also evident in the number of women that inhabit leadership roles at GCT, including, for example, the employment law practice group, which she started many years ago. Her aptitude for identifying promising young lawyers has allowed GCT to grow as a firm substantially in both experience and culture. Outside of the firm, Peggy enjoys connecting with the culinary diversity found in Chicago and traveling to new destinations. She is a member and fund raiser with Chicago’s Cystic Fibrosis Foundation chapter. As a proud alumna of Saint Mary’s College, Peggy has spent time speaking to students at the college and has even recruited law students to join the firm after their studies. She shares her time with students at various law schools across the Midwest to discuss their aspirations in the legal field and mentors them on the best paths they can take to accomplish their goals. Peggy is consistently recognized by Illinois Super Lawyers for her exceptional legal work and commitment to the profession.




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