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Christopher Pratt '09


Christopher W. Pratt has been appointed an at-large circuit judge on the Eighth Judicial Circuit, with his appointment effective June 10. Previously, Pratt was Adams County's chief public defender; he will now fill the remainder of a term left vacant with the removal of Judge Robert Adrian.

Katherine Imp '09


Katherine Imp's article with Mark Radcliffe, "Top Billing for NFTs," was featured on the cover of the May 2022 issue of Los Angeles Lawyer.

Katie Chamberlain '09

Katie Chamberlain (J.D., 2009, M.S.L.I.S., 2010) recently moved back to Champaign from Burlington, Vermont. She teaches online graduate courses at the Illinois iSchool and was included on the List of Teachers Ranked as Excellent by Students for Spring 2021, when she taught Libraries, Information, & Society and Information Ethics. Katie is the guest editor of an upcoming special issue of the Journal of Information Ethics on social justice and ethics.

Helena Kiepura '09

Helena Kiepura has joined DLA Piper as a partner in the Patent Litigation practice, based in Washington, DC.

Jessica Bregant '09

Jessica (“Jessie”) Bregant, a 2009 magna cum laude graduate of the College of Law, is now Professor Bregant, as she has accepted a position as Assistant Professor of Law at University of Houston Law Center, with a courtesy joint appointment in the Department of Psychology. She is currently finishing up a Jerome Hall Postdoctoral Fellow at the Indiana University Maurer School of Law.

Lauren Ferrante '09

Lauren A. Ferrante has joined Duane Morris LLP as a partner in the Corporate Practice Group in the firm’s Chicago office. Ferrante offers experience representing clients in state and local tax (SALT) controversies and planning matters. Prior to joining Duane Morris, she was a partner in McDermott Will & Emery LLP’s SALT Practice.

Erin O'Boyle-Marr '09

Erin O'Boyle-Marr has been named the Deputy Director of Labor Relations and chief labor relations negotiator for the State of Illinois. Erin will be responsible for the negotiation and administration of more than 30 collective bargaining agreements with labor organizations representing State employees and home healthcare workers. Erin will also be the primary labor policy administrator for all State agencies under the jurisdiction of the Governor. Erin previously served as the Labor Relations Supervisor for Ameren and the Deputy General Counsel for Labor Relations for the State of Illinois.

Katie Chamberlain Kritikos '09

Katie Chamberlain Kritikos (JD, '09; MLIS, '10) recently relocated to Burlington, Vermont. She is licensed to practice in Illinois and Vermont. Katie is now adjunct faculty at the University of Illinois School of Information Sciences, where she teaches graduate courses on information policy and information ethics, and a consulting attorney at The Gunderson Law Firm of Chicago.

Brett Hudspeth '09

Brett was recently promoted to the position of Vice President, Clinical Segment Chief Information Officer at Humana, Inc. in Louisville, Kentucky.

In this position, Brett will oversee the team of more than 500 technologists and engineers that provide IT solutions for Humana's clinicians, supporting Humana's continued efforts towards improving the health of the communities and members they serve.

Katie Chamberlain Kritikos '09

Katie Chamberlain Kritikos recently relocated to Burlington, Vermont and took the Vermont bar exam. She was admitted to practice and sworn in via video conference in May 2020.

Angelica Wawrzynek '09

Angelica "Angel" Wawrzynek has joined Armstrong, Grove & Wawrzynek LLC in Mattoon, Illinois as a partner. She is the current treasurer of the Eastern Illinois Estate Planning Council and focuses her practice on estate planning and estate administration.

Tristan Bullington '09

Tristan Bullington has become a shareholder with the law firm Meyer Capel. He will head the firm’s family law division, and also handles criminal cases.

Kenneth Logsdon '09

Kenneth (Ken) Logsdon has joined the Dorsey & Whitney LLP's Finance & Restructuring Group in Salt Lake City as a Partner. Mr. Logsdon has particular expertise in leveraged lending transactions, including senior debt, mezzanine and borrower side transactions. His practice focuses on all aspects of debt capital markets and corporate finance. He also provides counsel to national and regional banks, non-bank lenders, private equity funds, and both privately owned and publicly traded companies.

Jeffrey Senac '09

Effective January 1, 2020, Jeffrey Senac has been promoted to partner in the Los Angeles office of Latham & Watkins.

Jeffrey R. Senac is a member of the Finance Department who focuses his practice on a variety of banking and leveraged finance matters, with a strong concentration on lender-side financing transactions, representing both investment banks and direct lenders. He received his LLM from New York University School of Law in 2010 and his JD from University of Illinois College of Law in 2009.

Rayna Gokli McIntyre '09

Rayna Gokli McIntyre has been appointed as a District Court Judge, 17th District, in Colorado.

Matthew Johns '09

Matthew Johns was selected to partnership at Bingham Greenebaum Doll LLP in February. Based in the firm's Indianapolis office, Matt focuses his practice on an array of litigation matters and also represents athlete agency firms, coaches, and professional athletes in litigation and NCAA compliance matters.

Amara Enyia '09

Amara Enyia, 35, is an activist, attorney and public policy expert who made headlines for receiving the support of Chicago natives Chance the Rapper and Kanye West in a deep field of candidates to become the next mayor of the third-largest city in the country.

Brandon Peck '09

June 6, 2018, Brandon Peck began his tenure as the Chair of the Young Lawyers Section of the Chicago Bar Association. Mr. Peck has been a member since 2009, most recently serving as the First Vice-Chair.

Katie Chamberlain Kritikos '09

Katie Chamberlain Kritikos recently published an article on the right to be forgotten, delisting, and librarian ethics in the IFLA Journal. Full citation: Kritikos, K. C. (2018). Delisting and ethics in the library: Anticipating the future of librarianship in a world that forgets. IFLA Journal Special Issue on Privacy, 44(2), 183-194. DOI: 10.1177/0340035218773783.

Gerald Meyer '09

Gerald Meyer has been named partner at MoloLamken LLP. Gerald's practice focuses on white collar criminal matters and investigations, complex business litigation, and appellate litigation. He has tried cases in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois, has briefed and argued appeals before the U.S. Courts of Appeals for the Seventh and Federal Circuits, and has appeared in other courts in Illinois and New York.

Christopher Anderson '09

Christopher C. Anderson has been named a partner at Neal Gerber Eisenberg.

Courtney Segota '09

Starting in January of 2018, Courtney Segota will be the new Head of Instructional Services at the University of South Dakota Law Library in Vermillion, SD.

Craig Cunningham '09

Craig Cunningham, First Vice President-Investment Officer, of Wells Fargo Advisors in Charleston, has been recognized as one of “America’s Top Next-Generation Wealth Advisors” by Forbes.

Keyonn Pope '09

Keyonn L. Pope '09 was recently promoted to Partner within the Chicago office of Reed Smith LLP. His practice focuses on all aspects of complex IP litigation matters, with an emphasis on patents, trademarks, unfair competition, trade secrets, trade dress, and copyrights. Keyonn has extensive experience handling matters before the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office, namely trademark and patent prosecution, inter parties review petitions, and trademark oppositions and cancellations. He also devotes a substantial portion of his practice to media and entertainment matters, including counseling clients on matters related to music and product licensing, distribution, and management. Keyonn holds various leadership roles within the firm and is active in pro bono and community activities. He is also a member of the College of Law's Alumni Board.

Katie Chamberlain Kritikos '09

Katie Chamberlain Kritikos, a PhD student at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee School of Information Studies, will co-present "Privacy and Cloud Services in Public Libraries: The Case of BiblioCommons" at the 2017 Information Ethics Roundtable of the Association for Information Science and Technology Information Policy Special Interest Group held in Champaign, Illinois. This project for the Center for Information Policy Research analyzes patron privacy in public libraries that use cloud-based discovery layers.

Katie Chamberlain Kritikos, a PhD student at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee School of Information Studies, will present a co-paper at the 9th International Conference on Qualitative and Quantitative Methods in Libraries (QQML) held from May 23-26, 2017, in Limerick, Ireland. The paper, “Legal and policy implications of licenses between library and information science open access journal publishers and authors: A qualitative case study,” investigates the similarities and differences in the licenses (contracts or agreements) used by five sampled LIS open access journals to illuminate the effects of open access on information policy and to recommend best practices.

Adam Wirtz '09

Adam Wirtz has been hired as an associate attorney at 
Roscich & Martel Law Firm, LLC, located in Naperville, Illinois.