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Dan Campbell '13


Dan Campbell was named to Crain's Chicago Business 40 Under 40 list.

Erika Piccirillo '13


Erika R. Piccirillo has been named a Partner at Cohn Lifland, effective July 1. A member of the Family Law Group, Piccirillo served as a law clerk in the summer of 2013 before joining the firm as an associate in 2014.

Adam Hearn '13


Adam Hearn has been promoted to Lead Consultant at Meridian Compensation Partners. Hearn advises boards of directors on executive compensation and corporate governance matters out of Meridian's Lake Forest/Chicago office.

Nicholas Galea '13


Nicholas A. Galea has been promoted to Associate Principal at Kitch Drutchas Wagner Valitutti & Sherbrook, P.C. An experienced litigator currently representing clients in automotive insurance defense matters, Galea spent seven years as a criminal defense attorney in Illinois and Michigan courts prior to joining Kitch in 2021.

Melissa Gold '13


Melissa Gold has joined Holland & Knight as a litigation associate.

Paul Dorsey '13

Paul Dorsey has joined Rivian Automotive, an electric vehicle startup, as Senior Counsel and will handle Rivian's state regulatory affairs issues.

Daniel Campbell '13 and Kate Bowen '12

Dan Campbell and Kate Bowen recently welcomed their first child, a baby girl named Leah Nicole Campbell.

Andrew Nevill '13

Andrew M. Nevill was promoted to partner at Woodard, Emhardt, Henry, Reeves & Wagner, LLP. Nevill joined the firm as an associate in 2013, focusing on patent and trademark litigation and prosecution. He was formerly a research assistant focusing on computational fluid dynamics and combustion properties of solid fuel rockets.

Elena Vekilov '13

Elena Vekilov has been promoted to Sr. Counsel, Privacy, for Trans Union LLC, one of the largest credit reporting agencies in the world. Elena has spent 3 years at TransUnion, focusing primarily on providing product development and regulatory legal support for the enterprise, as well as serving as primary legal counsel for several TransUnion subsidiaries. Her new role will focus on international privacy law compliance and ensuring the enterprise continues leading the industry in using information for good.

Stephanie Mills '13

Stephanie Mills was promoted to Senior Corporate Counsel at Amazon.

Daniel Campbell '13

Daniel Campbell was promoted to Partner at McDermott Will & Emery in the firm's trial group.

AnnElyse Gains '13

AnnElyse Scarlett Gains was promoted to partner at Kirkland & Ellis LLP. Mrs. Gains is a partner in the Restructuring group at Kirkland and practices in their Washington DC office.

Steven Benathen '13

Steve will be joining the Center for Appellate Litigation (CAL) as Appellate Counsel following completion of his clerkship with the Hon. Ellen Gesmer, Associate Justice of the Supreme of the State of New York, Appellate Division, First Department. CAL provides appellate and post-conviction representation to indigent criminal defendants in Manhattan and the Bronx.

Melissa Gold '13

Melissa Gold has joined Thompson Coburn LLP as a litigation associate.

Jess Zimmerman '13

Jess Zimmerman joined ARCO Construction, a $2 billion privately held international general contracting firm as Assistant General Counsel in July of 2018. He previously practiced corporate finance and real estate at Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner.

Daniel Goldfaden '13

Daniel Goldfaden played a crucial role in receiving a jury verdict of $4.1 million on behalf of an 85-year-old woman injured in a nursing home when her medications were mismanaged. The verdict is record breaking as the highest Illinois Nursing Home Care Act verdict since 2006, when our firm obtained a $2.9 million dollar Nursing Home Care Act verdict.

Paul Dorsey '13

Paul Dorsey has left the staff of Congressman Daniel Lipinski (D-IL) to join the National Automobile Dealership Association as a Manager of Legislative Affairs.

Stephanie Mills '13

Stephanie Mills joined Amazon in July 2017 as Corporate Counsel.