Nancy Lieberman, a Lawyer, Dies in Tragic Accident – Obituary and Biography: Nancy Lieberman a trailblazing figure in the legal community died on April 12 at the age of 66.
Lieberman was a mergers and acquisitions lawyer who made history by becoming Skadden Arps Slate Meagher & Flom’s youngest partner at the age of 30.
Throughout her distinguished career, she advised major corporations on multibillion-dollar transactions including Rite-Aid Alfa Mutual Insurance and Russell.
Lieberman’s work extended beyond the boardroom as she was a vocal advocate for spinal injury research and accessibility for people with disabilities.
A Tragedy and Unwavering Determination
Nancy Lieberman was involved in a life-threatening skiing accident in 2007. She had multiple surgeries and rehabilitation but she was mostly immobile. Despite her physical limitations, she was able to regain enough movement in her arms to return to work at her Times Square office.
The specifics of her skiing accident are unknown but it is clear that Lieberman’s determination to survive and overcome the odds was unwavering. She fought a long battle with pneumonia complications spending nearly a year and a half in the hospital before succumbing.
A Life Filled with Achievements and Contributions
Nancy Lieberman was a passionate advocate for a variety of causes outside of her legal career. She co-founded the organization New Yorkers to Cure Paralysis which is dedicated to finding a cure for paralysis. She also advocated for handicapped taxis in New York City.
Lieberman was also a member of the Council on Foreign Relations and an adjunct professor at Columbia Law School. Numerous reputable publications including The New York Times The Wall Street Journal and USA Today lauded her accomplishments.
Lieberman’s legacy will continue to inspire and influence those in the legal profession and beyond. Her hard work and advocacy for important causes will not be forgotten.