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Stephanie Sebor '10


Stephanie Sebor has joined Jenner & Block's Environmental and Workplace Health and Safety Practice as a partner in the firm's Chicago office.

Jay Shultz '10


Jay Shultz has been elected to Tucker Ellis LLP’s partnership effective January 1, 2024. Shultz focuses his practice on product liability, toxic tort, and pharmaceutical liability matters. He is a member of national counsel and local trial counsel teams for clients in industries including vertical transportation, cosmetics, heavy equipment, construction materials, and home appliances.

Mary Koll '10


Mary Koll has been appointed as an associate judge in the Eleventh Judicial Circuit of Illinois, which includes McLean, Ford, Livingston, Logan and Woodford counties.

Kathryn Kaler '10


Kathryn L. Kaler was elevated to partner in Neal Gerber Eisenberg's Private Wealth Services practice group on January 1, 2023. She focuses her legal practice on estate and charitable planning.

Timothy Herman '10


Timothy Herman has been elevated to Member at Clark Hill. Herman is a Litigation practitioner in Clark Hill’s Chicago office.

Tyrone Thomas '10


Tyrone H. Thomas, Jr. is joining Doral Renewables LLC (dba Doral LLC), a leading developer and operator of clean energy generation assets, as General Counsel.

Elitsa Dimitrova '10

Elitsa Dimitrova has been promoted to Partner in the Corporate Group at Freeborn & Peters LLP. Elitsa concentrates her practice in M&A, venture capital and general corporate matters.

Philip Amoa '10

Philip Amoa, a partner in McCarter & English’s Corporate practice, has been appointed as Office Managing Partner of the firm’s Philadelphia office.

Craig Giometti '10

Craig Giometti has been promoted to partner in Dentons’ Washington, DC office. An experienced litigator in the Firm’s Litigation and Dispute Resolution practice, Craig focuses on complex insurance coverage, bad faith and professional liability litigation. He regularly litigates insurance and professional liability matters in courts throughout the country at both the trial and appellate levels.

Nicholas O'Conner '10

Nicholas O'Conner was promoted to Partner at Locke Lord LLP effective January 1, 2022. Nick concentrates his practice on business, financial services and aviation litigation.

Julia (“Julie”) Pearce Argentieri '10

Julia (“Julie”) P. Argentieri has been recently elevated to Principal at Jackson Lewis P.C. Julie works in the firm’s Chicago office and has a broad range of experience representing employers in all stages of federal and state court litigation. She regularly defends administrative charges before the EEOC and IDHR. Julie also routinely counsels clients on a variety of employment practices, including employee handbooks. She conducts employee training seminars, and frequently speaks on employment-related topics.

Stephanie Sebor '10

Stephanie Sebor has been elected partner of Winston & Strawn LLP. She is a member of the Firm's environmental practice, where she represents clients in environmental litigation, transactions, and compliance counseling matters.

Philip D. Amoa '10

McCarter & English, LLP has elected Philip D. Amoa to its equity ranks, effective October 1. Philip is based in the firm’s Philadelphia and Delaware offices.

Stephanie Sebor '10

Stephanie Sebor has been promoted to Of Counsel at Winston & Strawn LLP. She is a member of the Firm's environmental practice, where she represents clients in environmental litigation, transactions, and compliance counseling matters.

Paul Gatz '10

Reference librarian and respected member of the Ohio State Moritz College of Law community, Paul Gatz, passed away on January 18, 2020. He was 39. Paul earned his JD from the University of Illinois College of Law and worked at the Albert E. Jenner, Jr. Memorial Law Library while pursuing his library science degree. 

Tracy Douglas '10

Tracy Douglas has joined Bet Tzedek Legal Services as an attorney in its medical-Legal partnership with Harbor-UCLA Medical Center.

Miranda Soucie '10

Miranda Soucie, Partner at Spiros Law, was recently told that the Illinois State Bar Association’s Young Lawyer Division (YLD) selected her as the 2018-2019 recipient of the Young Lawyer of the Year Award – Outside Cook County! Miranda was nominated for this award by multiple attorneys and ultimately selected due to her significant contributions as an outstanding young lawyer. Miranda will be recognized for her accomplishments on July 11th at the ISBA Awards Ceremony.

Jason Patterson '10

Jason Patterson has joined Franczek as a Labor and Employment associate attorney. Jason represents the full spectrum of management clients served by the firm, including private- and public-sector employers in a variety of industries. Jason represents clients in litigation, administrative disputes, and collective-bargaining. He has expansive knowledge of and experience with litigating cases under multiple employment law statutes. He advises clients on employment issues such as termination, discipline, reasonable accommodation requests, employee classification, collective-bargaining agreements, employee handbooks, and wage and hour practices.

Rick Nowak '10

Rick Nowak was recently promoted to partner at Mayer Brown. Rick is an experienced trial attorney in state and federal court. His practice is focused on ERISA litigation, employment litigation, consumer class actions, and antitrust law.

Mike Wilson '10

Mike Wilson was elected partner at Locke Lord LLP, effective January 1, 2019. Mike is a member of Locke Lord's Private & Equity Venture Capital practice group and represents clients in a wide variety of business transactions, including mergers & acquisitions, debt finance, venture capital and fund formation.

Heather Waller '10

Latham & Watkins LLP promoted Heather A. Waller to partner, effective January 1, 2019. Heather A. Waller is a member of the Litigation & Trial Department who represents clients in both the state and federal courts in a variety of complex litigation matters, including securities, environmental, insurance, and general commercial litigation. She has particular experience defending clients in connection with investigations by the US Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) and related civil litigation.

Michael Wilson '10

Michael Wilson has been promoted to Partner in the Chicago office of Locke Lord. Wilson represents private equity funds, startups, banks, insurance companies and other public and private businesses in a variety of transactions, including mergers and acquisitions, debt finance, venture capital, joint ventures and complex corporate restructurings. He has significant private equity experience, including with small business investment companies (SBICs), representing funds and limited partners in portfolio investments, limited partner investments, fund formation and SBIC licensing. Wilson also has substantial experience representing technology companies, ranging from consumer-facing services to business-oriented platforms. He also regularly handles transactions in the energy, health care, food and beverage and insurtech industries.

Elitsa Dimitrova '10

Elitsa Dimitrova ’10 recently joined Freeborn Peters’s Corporate Group as an associate. Elitsa concentrates her practice on representing private companies and venture funds with respect to offering of equity and debt securities; mergers and acquisitions; and compliance with federal and state securities laws. Elitsa also consults clients as it relates to general corporate matters.

Meaghan Nelson '10

I was promoted in April to Associate General Counsel, Corporate and appointed Assistant Corporate Secretary at Veeva Systems Inc. Veeva Systems Inc. is a leader in cloud-based software for the global life sciences industry. Committed to innovation, product excellence, and customer success, Veeva has more than 625 customers, ranging from the world’s largest pharmaceutical companies to emerging biotechs. Veeva is headquartered in the San Francisco Bay Area, with offices in Europe, Asia, and Latin America.

Kevin Cukierski '10

Kevin Cukierski has been named Associate General Counsel and Global Head of Intellectual Property at Signode Industrial Group LLC, a privately held industrial packaging manufacturer. Signode is a $2.4 billion global company with 88 manufacturing facilities across six continents and over 7,000 employees.

Michael Azzi '10

Michael Azzi has been named a partner with Warner Norcross. His practice is focused on complex commercial litigation, particularly in the areas of intellectual property, bankruptcy and creditor’s rights. He was named a Michigan Super Lawyer Rising Star in both 2016 and 2017, and is a member of the Federal Bar Association, American Bar Association, State Bar of Michigan and Grand Rapids Bar Association.

Christopher Kantas '10

Christopher Kantas, associate general counsel to Illinois Gov. Bruce Rauner, has been selected to serve on a health and social-service policy group. Mr. Kantas is currently principal liaison for legal relations for several state departments, including public health, human services, aging, and health care and family services.

Joshua Naggar '10

Joshua Naggar is currently representing Jane Doe in Jane Doe vs. RUSD. The case involves an alleged sexual assualt and sodomy of a special needs student while on a 3rd party contracted school bus. The case has received quite a bit of attention in California, where it is unfolding. 

Christina Alabi '10

Christina is one of just 30 attorneys nationwide to be chosen as a 2017 National Employment Law Council Academy fellow. The NELC's mission is to expand the minority bar that represents management in the field of labor and employment law, to impact global employment law policy and to promote ethnic interest in the profession.