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Laura Labeots '03


Lathrop GPM LLP Partner Laura Labeots has been named to the Notable Women in Law list for 2024 by Crain’s Chicago Business. The honor recognizes Labeots for her work as a mentor and role model for other women in her firm and the broader community.

Claire Craig Evans '03


Claire Craig Evans’s memoir of her life in the UK, “High Tea and the Low Down,” was released August 31. It became the #1 bestseller in the categories Travel Humor and England Travel on Amazon in its first week.

Michael Brody '03


In May, Michael Brody was Awarded the Student Appreciation Award by the 2023 Master’s Degree Class for being the faculty member "having the greatest positive impact on the class during the academic year." Brody recently received a second, four-year term appointment from the US Department of Homeland Security to serve as Agency Chair and Visiting Professor at the National Defense University, College of Information and Cyberspace (CIC).

Andrew Vail '03


Crain’s Chicago Business selected Andrew Vail as a 2023 Notable Litigator & Trial Attorney, recognizing his successes and accomplishments among Chicago lawyers in the “complex, high-stakes world of litigation” and “headline-making courtroom battles.” Vail is a partner at Jenner & Block, where he is a Co-Chair of the firm’s Real Estate and Hospitality Practice and Trade Secret and Restrictive Covenants Practice.

Pedro Cervantes '03


Pedro Cervantes passed away on May 26, 2022, in Chicago, IL.

Ashok Pinto '03

Ashok Pinto joined Intel in November 2021 as Director in the company’s Intellectual Property Policy Group based in Washington, D.C. after having served in all three branches of the U.S. government. He began his legal career in private practice as an IP litigator and most recently was Senior Advisor to the U.S. Executive Director at the World Bank and Counselor to both the General Counsel and the Under Secretary for International Affairs at the Treasury Department. He has also held senior positions in Congress – on the House Oversight, Senate Judiciary, and Senate Commerce Committees – and as Special Assistant and Associate Counsel to the President in the White House Counsel’s Office.

Andrew Vail '03

Andrew Vail, a litigation Partner at Jenner & Block LLP and general counsel at United Way of Metro Chicago, has been recognized for the Chicago Bar Foundation's Edward J. Lewis II Pro Bono Award, which recognizes lawyers who “display a deep commitment to the fundamental principles of equal protection and equal justice in the community through outstanding pro bono service.”

Andrew Vail '03

Andrew Vail, a litigation Partner at Jenner & Block LLP, has been selected to serve as the first-ever United Way general counsel. In this role, Mr. Vail will provide important strategic advice and pro bono legal counsel to help the United Way and its partners throughout Chicagoland fulfill the organization’s mission of improving communities and the common good. Mr. Vail has long served as a chair of Jenner & Block’s pro bono program.

Suzanne Davis '03

Suzanne Allison Davis, J.D., M.B.A., assumed leadership as Greenville University’s acting president during the first week of May, following the resignation of GU’s twelfth president, Dr. Ivan Filby. Davis has been appointed to finish the remaining two years of Filby’s three-year term.

Ava George Stewart '03

Ava George Stewart is a candidate for the Illinois State Bar Association's (ISBA) Third Vice President. She is currently a member of the ISBA's Board of Governors and serves on the Board of Directors of the Illinois Bar Foundation.

Peter Corsale '03

Peter Corsale, shareholder at national law firm Polsinelli, was named a “2018 Diverse Business Leader” by the St. Louis Business Journal for his efforts to promote diversity within the St. Louis region. Corsale was recognized at a luncheon attended by nearly 400 civic and business leaders. Corsale is the president of the Hispanic Bar Association of St. Louis (HBAstl), whose mission is to promote involvement and participation in the legal profession by Hispanic individuals, in both the private and public sector. The organization also works to bring attention to issues facing Hispanics in the St. Louis community, in particular, advancing equal protection for the Hispanic community before the law.

Noah Webster '03

Noah Webster has published an article, "5 Steps to Move from a Litigation to Generalist Role," in the ACC Docket, a leading in-house publication. 

Noah Webster '03

Noah is now General Counsel and Secretary for Zix, a Dallas company focused on protecting business communications.

Stacey Tutt '03

Stacey Tutt is one of 45 McLean County women who have been nominated for the YWCA Woman of Distinction Awards, which will be presented May 22 at the 29th annual Women of Distinction Awards Banquet.

Jason Bohm '03

Jason Bohm, a central Illinois prosecutor with civil law experience, has been named as Champaign County’s newest circuit judge. Supreme Court Justice Rita Garman announced that he will take the seat being vacated by Mike Jones. Bohm has been a federal prosecutor in the Central District of Illinois for nine years — four in the Springfield office and the last five in the Urbana office.

James Antonopoulos '03

Mayer Brown announced that James John Antonopoulos has joined the firm’s global Banking & Finance practice and Structured Finance group as a partner in Chicago. Antonopoulos joins from Kirkland & Ellis.

Dorothy "Dottie" (Parson) McDermott '03

Dorothy “Dottie” (Parson) McDermott has joined national workplace law firm Jackson Lewis P.C. in Indianapolis as a Principal. Ms. McDermott joined the firm from Ogletree Deakins and focuses her practice focuses on representing employers in workplace law matters, including preventive advice and counseling.

Austen Zuege '03

Austen Zuege is the editor and lead co-author of a new book on patent clearance and freedom-to-operate (FTO) studies entitled "Patent Freedom to Operate Searches, Opinions, Techniques, and Studies." The book was published on August 11, 2017 by the American Bar Association (ABA).

Adrian Barr '03

Adrian Barr recently earned the prestigious Chicago Bar Foundation Sun-Times Public Interest Law Fellowship for his legal aid work.