For years, members of the Illinois defense bar have had a specific tool in their bag. Leaders of the defense bar believe they don’t have to use it much, but when it was necessary to use, the tool came in handy. As of Jan. 1, that tool has been “effectively eliminated.” Of course, we’re talking about special interrogatories.
More musicians are now skipping traditional routes of success and leaving record labels behind. As a result, these independent musicians no longer have powerful record companies (or their attorneys) working on their behalf. In addition to nurturing the creative aspects of their music, they must also focus on the business side — which brings new opportunities to the city’s entertainment attorneys.
Cara Hendrickson went to Harvard Law School knowing she wanted to dedicate her career to public interest law. So when the role of executive director of BPI Chicago came to her, there was no passing up what she considers a “once-in-a-lifetime” opportunity.
As the coronavirus started to take hold and companies, including law firms in Chicago and throughout the U.S., started to announce their plans to work remotely, K&L Gates partner Daniel Farris was thinking of an equation: Computing + storage. If law firms — particularly Chicago’s big law operations — are working from remote locations, they may not be able to be fully operational because there isn’t enough availability, especially for support staff.
In 2018, Robert Palmersheim and Anand Mathew opened their River North boutique firm, Palmersheim & Mathew. The duo looked at spots in the Loop and Fulton Market areas, but the 2,220-square-foot loft space in Suite 4S at 401 N. Franklin St. had everything they needed.
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