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Daniel Campbell '13 and Kate Bowen '12

(2/9/21)
Dan Campbell and Kate Bowen recently welcomed their first child, a baby girl named Leah Nicole Campbell.

Andrew Nevill '13

(1/19/21)
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

(12/10/20)
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

(10/3/20)
Stephanie Mills was promoted to Senior Corporate Counsel at Amazon.

Daniel Campbell '13

(4/24/20)
Daniel Campbell was promoted to Partner at McDermott Will & Emery in the firm's trial group.

AnnElyse Gains '13

(10/13/19)
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

(8/12/19)
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

(8/12/19)
Melissa Gold has joined Thompson Coburn LLP as a litigation associate.

Jess Zimmerman '13

(11/16/18)
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

(11/21/17)
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.

Abdul Abdullahi '13

(9/26/17)
Abdul Abdullahi , class of 2013, has joined Schwabe, Williamson & Wyatt as an Intellectual Property attorney in the Mountain View, California office.

Paul Dorsey '13

(9/26/17)
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

(9/8/17)
Stephanie Mills joined Amazon in July 2017 as Corporate Counsel.