Delilah B. Flaum

Delilah Brummet Flaum is a partner in the firm’s Chicago office.  She serves as Partner in Charge of Knowledge Management (KM) and Legal Project Management (LPM) for the firm.  KM and LPM are global, firm-wide, multidisciplinary processes aligned with management goals.  KM leverages substantive work product and experience, cost and pricing data, technology, and business intelligence to increase efficiency and productivity.  LPM incorporates process improvement, workflows, KM resources, benchmarking, financial data, communication skills, and technology to provide innovative, cost-effective, and quality matter management.

Ms. Flaum serves on the firm’s Enterprise Content Management Team, and previously served as Partner in Charge of KM for the Litigation Practice.  She has extensive private practice experience in complex commercial litigation and trial work, as well as information technology and health care privacy matters.

Ms. Flaum is a member of the International Legal Technology Association and the Law Vision Legal Project Management Roundtable.  She is a frequent speaker on KM and LPM topics.

Ms. Flaum has served as regional director of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services; general counsel and acting director of the Illinois Department of Mental Health and Developmental Disabilities; and  a commercial litigation and civil fraud trial attorney with the U.S. Department of Justice in Washington, D.C. Before joining Winston & Strawn LLP, Ms. Flaum was a partner of Mayer, Brown, Rowe & Maw LLP where she served as a practice group chair.

Ms. Flaum earned a B.S. in Foreign Service with high honors from Georgetown University in 1976. She received a J.D. with high honors in 1980 from IIT Chicago-Kent College of Law, where she was editor-in-chief of the Chicago-Kent Law Review.

Honors & Awards

Ms. Flaum is consistently listed in the Illinois Leading Lawyers Network, including the list of the Top 50 Women Business Lawyers in Illinois. In 2014, Winston & Strawn was named the Chicago Litigation Department of the Year for white-collar defense by The National Law Journal.


Ms. Flaum has held a variety of posts with non-profit and community boards and committees, including the Illinois Medical District Commission, Chicago Technology Park Executive Committee, Chicago-Kent College of Law Board of Overseers, Cameron Kravitt Foundation Board of Directors, Epilepsy Foundation of Greater Chicago Leadership Board, White House Fellowship’s Chicago Regional Selection Panel, U.S. Senatorial Service Academy Selection Board, and Governor’s Commission on the Status of Women in Illinois. She also has served as chair of the Chicago Federal Executive Board and as a lecturer at the Washington College of Law at American University.

Thought Leadership


  • Illinois


  • Northern District of Illinois for Hon. Joel M. Flaum


  • Chicago-Kent, JD, 1980
  • Georgetown University, BS, 1976