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Northern Trust Appoints Head of Fiduciary and Legal Counsel for New York

Elisa Shevlin Rizzo Joins New York Office as Senior Fiduciary Officer and Senior Legal Counsel


Northern Trust announced today that Elisa Shevlin Rizzo has joined the company as Senior Fiduciary Officer and Senior Legal Counsel. Rizzo will be responsible for delivering fiduciary service, legal counsel and holistic advice to trust advisors, wealth advisors, advisory account managers and wealth strategists. She will report to JohnHoffman, President of Greater New York, Wealth Management.

“Elisa brings with her a tremendous amount of experience in a wide range of wealth advisory disciplines, making her ideally suited to provide the premier holistic advice that has become synonymous with Northern Trust,” said Henry Johnson, President of East Region, Wealth Management.

“We are delighted to have her join our team,” Hoffman said, “and most importantly, we look forward to our clients benefitting from her expertise.”

Before joining Northern Trust, Rizzo was with Fiduciary Trust Company International for seven years as Managing Director, Trust Counsel and, most recently, Director of Estate Administration. There, she developed and led the restructuring of Fiduciary Trust’s estate administration department, provided legal guidance and advice to trust officers, administrators and relationship managers on a variety of wealth planning, administration and fiduciary issues. She also oversaw the administration of complex estate arrangements and partnered with business development and marketing professionals on the cultivation of prospective clients and referral sources. Prior to joining Fiduciary Trust, she was with the law firms Cummings & Lockwood LLC and Cadwalader, Wickersham & Taft LLP.

Rizzo received her J.D. from Fordham University School of Law in 1998 and her B.A. from the College of the Holy Cross. She has presented before audiences for various organizations, including the New York State Bar Association, the Family Office Exchange and the American Heart Association.

She is a member of the Board of Directors of Fordham University’s School of Law Alumni Association, the American Heart Association’s New York Heart Advisory Council and the Taxation Committee of the New York State Bar Association’s Trust and Estates Section. She also served on the Estate and Gift Tax Committee of the New York City Bar Association and is a member of the Holy Cross Lawyers Association.

Rizzo will be based in Northern Trust’s Manhattan Office at 40 West 57th Street, Suite 2100, New York, NY 10019 and Connecticut Office at 165 Mason Street, Greenwich, Connecticut, 06830.

Northern Trust Wealth Management specializes in Goals Driven Wealth Management backed by innovative technology and a strong fiduciary heritage. Northern Trust Wealth Management is ranked among the top 10 U.S. wealth managers, with $260 billion in assets under management as of March 31, 2017, and a wide network of wealth management offices across the United States.

The Northern Trust Company is an Equal Housing Lender. Member FDIC.

About Northern Trust

Northern Trust Corporation (Nasdaq: NTRS) is a leading provider of wealth management, asset servicing, asset management and banking to corporations, institutions, affluent families and individuals. Founded in Chicago in 1889, Northern Trust has offices in the United States in 19 states and Washington, D.C., and 22 international locations in Canada, Europe, the Middle East and the Asia-Pacific region. As of March 31, 2017, Northern Trust had assets under custody of US$7.1 trillion, and assets under management of US$1 trillion. For more than 125 years, Northern Trust has earned distinction as an industry leader for exceptional service, financial expertise, integrity and innovation. Visit or follow us on Twitter @NorthernTrust.

Northern Trust Corporation, Head Office: 50 South La Salle Street, Chicago, Illinois 60603 U.S.A., incorporated with limited liability in the U.S. Global legal and regulatory information can be found at

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