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Rebecca Ford, Of Counsel at Scharf Banks Marmor and Chicago Daily Law Bulletin Movie Critic, has been named as a Finalist for the 2018 Lisagor Award by the Headline Club of Chicago. Ms. Ford was nominated in the Best Commentary category. Each year the Lisagor Awards, named for longtime Chicago Daily News Washington bureau chief Peter Lisagor, honors the best journalism in Illinois and northwest Indiana. The Headline Club, the Chicago chapter of the Society of Professional Journalists, will name the winners on May 11, at the Union League Club of Chicago.
Ms. Ford began writing a weekly movie review column for the Law Bulletin in November 2016. Ms. Ford, a former theater critic for the Chicago Reader and entertainment critic for the New York Law Bulletin, has also written for the Chicago Tribune, The Milken Institute Review, The Chicago Reader and The American Lawyer. Ms. Ford is the former Executive Vice President for Litigation and Intellectual Property at MGM movie studio.