Laura J. Tepich, who practices complex commercial litigation, became an associate at Krieg DeVault. She joined the firm from Bauch & Michaels.
DLA Piper Joint Chief Executive Officer and Partner Lee I. Miller, Pro Bono Counsel Anne Geraghty Helms and Pro Bono Partner Lisa Dewey received the "Champion for Justice Award" from the Legal Assistance Foundation.
Hughes Socol Piers Resnick & Dym Partner Matthew J. Piers was honored by the Cook County Bar Association with the "William R. Ming Jr. Award."
Hughes Socol Piers Resnick & Dym Partner Kalman D. Resnick, labor and employment, civil rights and constitutional law, received the "Rabbi Robert J. Marx Social Justice Award" from the Jewish Council on Urban Affairs.
The Cook County state's attorney's office announced that new Assistant State's Attorney Anthony Gattuso received the 2012 "Elmer C. Kissane Public Service Award." Gattuso graduated from The John Marshall Law School in January and joined the office in May.
The Law Offices of Howard T. Goffen & Associates Principal Howard T. Goffen, litigation, arbitration and mediation, received a "Pro Bono Publico Award" from the American Bar Association Standing Committee on Pro Bono and Public Service.
Ancel, Glink, Diamond, Bush, DiCianni & Krafthefer Of Counsel David L. Ader, municipal law, was reappointed as chairman of The Chicago Bar Association's Civil Rights and Constitutional Law Committee.
Ancel, Glink, Diamond, Bush, DiCianni & Krafthefer Associate Tiffany A. Nelson-Jaworski, labor and employment, was appointed as chairwoman of The Chicago Bar Association Election Law Committee.
Cook County Circuit Judge Debra B. Walker became president of the Illinois Bar Foundation. Hinshaw & Culbertson Partner James M. Lestikow, estate planning, corporate and business, became first vice president; Corboy & Demetrio Partner Shawn S. Kasserman, personal injury, became second vice president; and Burke Wise Morrissey & Kaveny Partner Elizabeth A. Kaveny, personal injury, became third vice president.
Corboy & Demetrio Partner Francis Patrick Murphy, personal injury and wrongful death, was named to the board of directors of Hazelden Chicago, which provides alcohol and drug rehabilitation services.
Brinks Hofer Gilson & Lione Shareholder William H. Frankel, intellectual property, was elected chairman of the Midwest chapter of the Copyright Society of the U.S.A.
Cozen O'Connor Member Richard T. Ruzich, complex patent, copyright, trademark and trade secrets litigation, was elected vice chairman of the International Intellectual Property Rights Committee of the American Bar Association Section of International Law.
Drinker Biddle & Reath Partner Laura H. Phillips, government and regulatory affairs, became president of the Federal Communications Bar Association.
The John Marshall Law School professor Kim D. Chanbonpin was appointed to the board of the Legal Writing Institute. She will serve through May 2016.
The John Marshall Law School professor Samuel V. Jones was appointed as a member of the Human Trafficking Task Force of the American Bar Association Section of Litigation Leadership. He will serve for one year.
Musa Law Firm owner Majdel S. Musa, bankruptcy, business and real estate, was appointed as a member of the Chicago Commission on Human Relations Board of Commissioners.
Neal B. Strom & Associates Associate Michael A. Strom, personal injury, became president of the Decalogue Society of Lawyers.
Ogletree Deakins Chicago Co-managing Shareholder Robert P. Casey, labor and employment, was elected as a fellow in the College of Labor and Employment Lawyers.
Pedersen & Houpt Of Counsel Jonathan P. Sherry, residential and commercial real estate, was appointed to the Attorneys' Title Guaranty Fund Inc. Board of Directors. He was also named as a director for two ATG subsidiaries, The Judicial Sales Corp. and Auctions by ATG, in Chicago.
Pugh, Jones & Johnson Partner Tiffany M. Ferguson, litigation, was appointed to serve as a member of the Chicago Commission on Human Relations Board of Commissioners.
Segal McCambridge Singer & Mahoney Associate Natacha D. McClain, general litigation, became chairwoman of the Young Lawyers Section of The Chicago Bar Association.
SmithAmundsen Partner Heather A. Bailey, labor and employment litigation, was elected to the Professional Women's Club of Chicago Board of Directors. She will serve as co-chairwoman of the Communications Committee.
SmithAmundsen Partner William S. Hackney, bankruptcy, corporate reorganization and creditors' rights, was appointed to the Northern District of Illinois Bankruptcy Court Liaison Committee.
Ulmer & Berne Associate Julia R. Lissner, complex commercial and financial services litigation, was elected as the 2012-2013 recording secretary of the Junior League of Chicago.
WilliamsMcCarthy Partner Stephen E. Balogh, litigation, was appointed as chairman of the Illinois State Bar Association's Labor and Employment Law Section Council. His term will end in June.
Cook County Associate Judge James P. Etchingham retired and partnered with his brother in the general practice of law in Arlington Heights, along with joining ADR Systems.
Coles County Associate Judge Brien J. O'Brien was appointed to a resident 5th Judicial Circuit judgeship by the Illinois Supreme Court. He will fill the vacancy created by the retirement of Circuit Judge Gary W. Jacobs until Dec. 3.
Lake County Associate Judge George Bridges was appointed circuit judge of the 19th Judicial Circuit by the Illinois Supreme Court. Bridges filled Circuit Judge David M. Hall's position, who retired in July.
Baker & McKenzie elected Sarah L. E. Harris, corporate and securities; Jennifer S. Partee, employment; Aaron N. Rice, corporate and securities; and Sarah H. Winston, real estate, to partner.
Funkhouser Vegosen Liebman & Dunn named Neil M. Rosenbaum, commercial litigation, to member.
Hughes Socol Piers Resnick & Dym named Joshua Karsh, general commercial litigation and labor and employment, to shareholder; and Robert W. Krug, immigration, to partner.
Locke Lord promoted T. Patrick Byrnes, product-liability, negligence and insurance coverage, and Kenneth I. Weiner, transactional real estate, to partner.
Katten Muchin Rosenman promoted Christopher S. Atkinson, corporate; Diane E. Bell, corporate; Craig M. Kuchii, intellectual property; Melissa F. Langsdorf, commercial finance; Michael J. Lohnes, litigation; Monica J. Mosby, litigation; Alyx S. Pattison, litigation; and Christopher T. Shannon, financial services, to partner.
Hinshaw & Culbertson promoted V. Brette Bensinger, labor and employment, and Conrad C. Nowak, commercial litigation, to partner.
Romanucci & Blandin promoted Bruno R. Marasso, personal injury, to associate from a law clerk position.
US Foods Inc. promoted Joycelynn Watkins-Asiyanbi to assistant general counsel. She previously served as counsel for the company and handled transactional-related matters from a procurement, sales, transportation logistics, information technology and intellectual property perspective.
To AMI Group: General Counsel and Chief Legal Officer Rick L. Ingram, from Shefsky & Froelich.
To Aronberg Goldgehn Davis & Garmisa: Associate Kelli A. Biggam, insurance coverage litigation and commercial workouts and foreclosure, from Gordon & Rees.
To Attorneys' Title Guaranty Fund: Vice President and Counsel John G. O'Brien, real estate, from private practice.
To Bryan Cave: Partners Joseph Q. McCoy and Demetrius E. Carney, both in real estate client service, from Perkins Coie.
To Cray Huber Horstman Heil & VanAusdal: Attorney Summer E. Heil, health care, from Superior Air-Ground Ambulance Service Inc. in Elmhurst.
To Faegre Baker Daniels: Partner James F. Goedken, intellectual property, from K&L Gates; and Associate E. Jason Burke, litigation, from Winston & Strawn.
To Franczek Radelet: Associate Neil S. Goldsmith, labor and employment litigation, from Laduzinsky & Associates.
To Hughes Socol Piers Resnick & Dym: Partner Roger Littman, medical negligence, from Querrey & Harrow; and Associates Chirag Badlani, civil rights, constitutional law and labor and employment, from a clerkship in the 7th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals, and Jenna L. Miara, civil rights, constitutional law and labor and employment, from the Legal Assistance Foundation.
To K&L Gates: Of Counsel Rita Rubin, investment management, from Deutsche Bank AG.
To Krieg DeVault: Associate Laura J. Tepich, complex commercial litigation, from Bauch & Michaels.
To Levin Ginsburg: Partner Harry E. Bartosiak, corporate, real estate and health care, from the Law Offices of Harry E. Bartosiak Ltd.
To Locke Lord: Partner Peter W. Poulos, tax, from Winston & Strawn.
To McDermott Will & Emery: Partners Roger J. Jones and Andrew R. Roberson, tax litigation, from Latham & Watkins.
To Pircher, Nichols & Meeks: Associate David C. Presser, corporate transactions and private equity, from Kirkland & Ellis.
To Polsinelli Shughart: Shareholder Kevin C. Lane, wealth planning, from Winston & Strawn; and Associates Patrick W. Flavin, business, from serving as chief legal executive to biopharmaceutical companies; Sharon R. Nowakowski, securities and mergers and acquisitions, from Bryan Cave; and Stephanie N. Gwillim, health-care litigation, from an assistant attorney general position in the Missouri Medicaid Fraud Control Unit.
To Quarles & Brady: Partners Christopher J. Townsend, energy, public utility and environmental law; and Christopher N. Skey, energy litigation and transactions, from DLA Piper.
To Querrey & Harrow: Counsel Peter E. Converse, transactional law, from Converse & Brown.
To Schiff Hardin: Associate Livya Heithaus, construction law, from Holland & Knight.
To Segal McCambridge Singer & Mahoney: Associates Rebekah A. Childers, toxic tort and hazardous substances, from Christensen Ehret; Ruwan C. Perera, general litigation, from Fedota Childers; Daniel J. Powell, toxic tort and hazardous substances, from the Law Offices of Joseph V. Roddy; Kyle Pozan, toxic tort and hazardous substances, from Levick Legal Group; and Stephanie H. Tomal, toxic tort and hazardous substances, from Best, Vanderlaan & Harrington.
To Ungaretti & Harris: Associates Conrad R. Adkins, corporate, from Vorys, Sater, Seymour and Pease in Akron, Ohio; and Frank J. Callero, real estate, from IndCor Properties Inc.
To Wessels Sherman Joerg Liszka Laverty Seneczko: Attorney Ryan M. Helgeson, business immigration law, from John Z. Huang & Associates.
To Winston & Strawn: Of Counsel Bradley S. Mandel, private investment fund formation, from Proskauer Rose.
To Zulkie Partners: Associate Susie S. Shin, business and family immigration law, from Madrid Crost Law Group.