January 21, 2022
Start Time: 11:00 am
Duration: Track 3 MC

Tracy L. Kepler is the risk control consulting director for CNA’s Lawyers

Insurance Program. In this role, she designs and develops content and

distribution of risk control initiatives relevant to the practice of law. She

collaborates with the underwriting and claims teams to develop and execute

strategies for the profitable growth of the program. Tracy lectures frequently at

CNA-sponsored events, state and local bar associations, and national

seminars hosted by industry-leading organizations. She also writes articles

focusing on law firm risk control and professional responsibility issues.


Prior to joining CNA, Tracy served as the director of the American Bar

Association’s Center for Professional Responsibility (CPR), providing national

leadership in developing and interpreting standards and scholarly resources in

legal and judicial ethics, professional regulation, professionalism, client

protection, professional liability, and attorney well-being. From 2014–2016,

Tracy served as an associate solicitor in the Office of General Counsel for the

U.S. Patent & Trademark Office (USPTO), where she concentrated her

practice in the investigation, prosecution, and appeal of patent/trademark

practitioner disciplinary matters before the agency, U.S. district courts, and

Federal Circuit; provided policy advice on ethics and discipline related matters

to senior management; and drafted and revised agency regulations. From

2000–2014, she served as senior litigation counsel for the Illinois Attorney

Registration and Disciplinary Commission (ARDC), where she investigated

and prosecuted cases of attorney misconduct.


Tracy has served in various volunteer capacities, including as president

of the board of the National Organization of Bar Counsel (NOBC), a non-profit

organization of legal professionals whose members enforce ethics rules that

regulate the professional conduct of lawyers who practice law in the United

States and abroad. Tracy is currently an adjunct professor at American

University’s Washington College of Law, Georgetown University Law Center,

And Loyola School of Law (Chicago), teaching Legal Ethics. Committed to the

promotion and encouragement of professional responsibility and attorney well-being

throughout her career, Tracy has served on the ABA’s Commission

on Lawyers Assistance Programs, where she was a commission member, a

member of its Advisory Committee, the chair of its Education and Senior

Lawyer Committees, and a member of its National Conference Planning

Committee. She is a board member of the Institute for Well-Being in Law

(formerly the National Task Force on Lawyer Well-Being) and is an author of

its Well-Being Report. She is also an advisory board member of the

Mindfulness in Law Society. She is a graduate of Northwestern University in

Evanston, Illinois, and received her law degree from New England School of

Law in Boston, Massachusetts.