Legal Roundup

DYKEMA GOSSETT, PLLC: Dykema’s Cynde Munzer Wins North Shore Women in Business Legal Award

By Dykema Gossett, PLLC | Oct 12, 2018

Munzer was honored, along with the winners from other categories, at the 2018 North Shore Women in Business Awards last month. She and the other honorees were also recognized in 22nd Century Media’s seven North Shore newspapers published in seven northern Chicago suburbs.

LOCKE LORD LLP: Locke Lord Chicago Partner Carolyn Blessing This Year’s Coalition of Women’s Initiatives in Law Leadership Award Recipient

By Locke Lord LLP | Oct 12, 2018

Carolyn Blessing, a Partner in Locke Lord’s Chicago office, has been selected to receive the 2018 Leadership Award from the Coalition of Women’s Initiatives in Law for her efforts in the advancement of women lawyers and support of women’s initiatives in law firms.

BARACK FERRAZZANO KIRSCHBAUM & NAGELBERG LLP: Sarah Bernstein Elected PILI President

By Barack Ferrazzano Kirschbaum & Nagelberg LLP | Oct 7, 2018

Barack Ferrazzano Kirschbaum & Nagelberg LLP issued the following announcement on Sept. 30.Barack Ferrazzano congratulates partner Sarah Bernstein as the 2018 Public Interest Law Initiative President.

HEYL ROYSTER: Announces New Managing Partner

By Heyl Royster | Oct 7, 2018

Heyl, Royster, Voelker & Allen, P.C., is pleased to announce that Craig S. Young has been elected as the firm’s next Managing Partner effective October 1, 2018.

CHUHAK & TECSON, P.C.: Principal David J. Bloomberg to participate at the Illinois Chapter Community Associations Institute homeowner's forum

By Chuhak & Tecson, P.C. | Oct 7, 2018

Chuhak & Tecson, P.C principal David J. Bloomberg will be a panelist for the Illinois Chapter Community Associations Institute (CAI) homeowner’s forum on Wednesday, October 10.

CHUHAK & TECSON: Chuhak & Tecson P.C. welcomes Kevin Coyne as principal

By Chuhak & Tecson, P.C. | Sep 30, 2018

Chuhak & Tecson, P.C. proudly announces that Kevin Coyne, an experienced commercial real estate attorney, has joined the firm as leader of the firm’s 19-attorney Real Estate practice group.

FOLEY & LARDNER LLP: Best-Martin Awarded Pro Bono Publico Award

By Foley & Lardner LLP | Sep 30, 2018

Associate Jennifer Best-Martin was awarded the pro bono Publico Award for her extraordinary volunteer efforts on behalf of Casa Cornelia at the awards ceremony on September 5, 2018.

CHUHAK & TECSON: Chuhak & Tecson attorneys named 2018 Leading Lawyers and Emerging Lawyers

By Chuhak & Tecson, P.C. | Sep 30, 2018

Chuhak & Tecson P.C. is delighted to announce that 36 of the firm’s 71 attorneys have been distinguished as Leading Lawyers or Emerging Lawyers in Illinois.

ATTORNEY GENERAL LISA MADIGAN: Attorney General Madigan leads $148 Million settlement with Uber over 2016 Data Breach

By | Sep 30, 2018

Attorney General Lisa Madigan announced she led all 50 states and the District of Columbia in reaching a $148 million settlement agreement with California-based ride-sharing company Uber Technologies Inc. (Uber) to address the company’s one-year delay in reporting a data breach to approximately 600,000 drivers nationwide.

HEPLERBROOM: Hodge named one of top 10 Environmental Lawyers in Illinois

By HeplerBroom | Sep 30, 2018

HeplerBroom is proud to announce that Katherine Hodge has been named to Leading Lawyers’ list of the Top 10 environmental lawyers in Illinois.

LITTLER MENDELSON: Thomas Burns Joins Littler as Chief Financial Officer

By Littler Mendelson P.C. | Sep 30, 2018

Littler, the world’s largest employment and labor law practice representing management, has named Thomas Burns as its chief financial officer (CFO), based in the firm’s Kansas City office.

SCHIFF HARDIN LLP: Schiff Represents Wealth Advisor Gary Hirschberg in Launch of Aaron Wealth Advisors

By Schiff Hardin LLP | Sep 30, 2018

Schiff represented veteran wealth advisor Gary Hirschberg, who spent the last 12 years at Goldman Sachs advising multi-generational families on taxation issues and philanthropy, in the launch of a new independent wealth management firm called Aaron Wealth Advisors.

POLSINELLI PC: Polsinelli Earns No. 11 Spot Among the Top 50 IP Law Firms Nationwide

By Polsinelli PC | Sep 21, 2018

Am Law 100 firm Polsinelli has been ranked No. 11 among law firms nationwide in Patexia Inc.’s 2018 IPR Intelligence Report, which evaluates more than 1,100 law firms and 5,000 attorneys in the intellectual property space on activity and performance.

DYKEMA GOSSETT PLLC: International Association of Defense Counsel Appoints Bonnie Mayfield as Chair of Two Committees

By Dykema Gossett, PLLC | Sep 21, 2018

Dykema, a leading national law firm, announced that Bonnie Mayfield, a Bloomfield Hills-based member in Dykema’s Litigation practice, was recently appointed as Chair of the International Association of Defense Counsel’s (IADC) Employment Law Committee, and was also reappointed as Chair of its Diversity and Inclusion Committee.

CLARK HILL PLC: Clark Hill Adds Banking & Financial Services Lawyer Nancy Schimmel as a Member in Chicago Office

By Clark Hill PLC | Sep 21, 2018

Clark Hill PLC announced that Nancy Schimmel has joined the firm as a Member in the firm’s Banking & Financial Services Business Unit based in the Chicago office, where she will focus on advising financial institutions and other entities on securitization and structured finance transactions, as well as representing both lenders and borrowers in traditional bank and asset based finance and secured and unsecured bank debt.

LIEFF CABRASER HEIMANN & BERNSTEIN LLP: State Farm Settles Rigged-Judge Auto Parts RICO Fraud Trial for $250 Million

By | Sep 16, 2018

Hale, et al. v. State Farm, No. 3:12-cv-00660 (S.D. Illinois) began over 20 years ago with a class action suit by State Farm insureds alleging State Farm wrongly replaced their post-accident vehicle parts with non-OEM in violation of the terms of their insurance policies.

SCHIFF HARDIN LLP: Midlevel Associates Rank Schiff Hardin Among Top Firms in Chicago and Nationwide for Job Satisfaction

By Schiff Hardin LLP | Sep 13, 2018

For the second straight year, Schiff Hardin LLP has ranked among the top large law firms in Chicago and nationwide for associate satisfaction, according to the results of the 2018 Midlevel Associate Satisfaction survey by The American Lawyer.

NEAL GERBER & EISENBERG LLP: Neal Gerber Eisenberg Partner Eric Y. Choi Recognized Among 2018 "40 Illinois Attorneys Under Forty to Watch"

By Neal Gerber & Eisenberg LLP | Sep 13, 2018

Neal Gerber Eisenberg is pleased to announce that Litigation partner Eric Y. Choi has been named one of the 2018 “40 Illinois Attorneys Under Forty to Watch” by the Law Bulletin Publishing Company.

MEYERS & FLOWERS: Meyers & Flowers Partner Ryan Theriault Appointed To The Illinois Bar Foundation’s Board Of Directors

By | Sep 13, 2018

Ryan P. Theriault, Partner at Meyers & Flowers, LLC, in St. Charles, has been appointed to the Board of Directors of the Illinois Bar Foundation (IBF) as a Presidential Appointment, where he will serve a 3-year term.

SCHIFF HARDIN LLP: Schiff Hardin Named “Innovation Builder” by BTI

By Schiff Hardin LLP | Sep 13, 2018

Schiff Hardin LLP has been singled out by corporate counsel as one of only 28 percent of law firms clients view as a BTI “Innovation Builder,” which recognizes firms that bring change to the legal market through new technology, services, strategies, or structures.

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