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Wilber H. Boies is Senior Counsel with McDermott Will & Emery, in Chicago, concentrating his practice in business litigation, including defense of class actions involving securities, employee benefits, and consumer fraud claims. Mr. Boies is the author of numerous articles on federal court litigation. He served as 1991 – 1992 Chair of the Chicago Bar Association’s Class Litigation Committee. Mr. Boies received his A.B. from Brown University and his J.D. from the University of Chicago Law School.
Andrew D. Campbell is a Partner with Novack and Macey LLP, in Chicago, concentrating his practice in commercial litigation, appeals, and data security. Mr. Campbell is the firm’s Hiring Partner and is Cochair of the firm’s practice group on close corporations, partnerships, and limited liability companies. He was one of the developers of a web application that integrates frequently invoked pretrial provisions of the Illinois Code of Civil Procedure and the Supreme Court Rules. Mr. Campbell earned his B.A. from the University of Michigan and his J.D. magna cum laude from Loyola University Chicago School of Law.
Jeffrey Cole is a Magistrate Judge with the United States District Court, Northern District of Illinois, in Chicago. He is currently the Editor-in-Chief of The Circuit Rider, The Journal of the Seventh Circuit Bar Association. He is an adjunct professor at Northwestern University School of Law. He is the author of over 50 articles in various law journals and has been a guest lecturer and moderator in scores of continuing legal education programs for IICLE® and other professional organizations on trial practice, evidence, and bench and bar relationships. He is on the Board of Directors for the Northern District of Illinois Court Historical Association and is a Director of the Chicago Chapter of the Federal Bar Association. Judge Cole received his B.S. from the University of Illinois and his J.D. from DePaul University College of Law.
Christina B. Gabrys is in-house counsel for Openwave Messaging, Inc., a software company located in San, Mateo, California. She is a member of the Association of Corporate Counsel and the California Bar Association. Ms. Gabrys received her J.D. from the University of Illinois College of Law and her LL.M. from the University of Notthingham in International Commercial Law.
Steven D. Hall is counsel at Mickes O’Toole, LLC, in St. Louis, Missouri, where he focuses on civil litigation. He is a member of the Bar Association of Metro St. Louis and the St. Louis Federal Court Legal Advice Clinic. He has been named a Rising Star by Super Lawyers. Mr. Hall received his B.S. summa cum laude from the College of the Ozarks, his M.Div. from Harvard University, and his J.D. cum laude from Suffolk University.
Sheila K. Hathi is currently a corporate attorney for Hewlett-Packard Company in Palo Alto, California. Ms. Hathi received her B.A. and her B.S. from the University of Illinois and her J.D. from the University of Illinois College of Law.
Kristen C. Klanow is a Partner at McDermott Will & Emery LLP, in the Chicago office, where she concentrates her practice in commercial litigation. After law school, she clerked for the Honorable Philip R. Martinez of the United States District Court for the Western District of Texas. Ms. Klanow is a member of the Illinois State Bar Association. She received her B.A. from the University of Michigan and her J.D. cum laude from the University of Michigan Law School.
Fred N. Lim is a Corporate Partner in the San Francisco office of Kirkland & Ellis, LLP. He is a member of the American Bar Association and the Asian American Bar Association of the Greater Bay Area. Mr. Lim received his B.S. cum laude from Michigan Technology University and his J.D. cum laude from the University of Illinois College of Law.
Paul R. Lynch is a Partner in Craig & Craig, LLC in Mt. Vernon. His primary practice has been the defense of civil litigation. He is on the Board of Directors for the Illinois Association of Defense Trial Counsel, and was President of the Southern Illinois American Inn of Court. Mr. Lynch is a Fellow of the American College of Trial Lawyers, was rated AV by Martindale Hubbell, and has been selected as a Leading Lawyer in Illinois. He is a member of the Illinois State and Jefferson County Bar Associations and the Illinois Appellate Lawyers Association. Mr. Lynch obtained his B.A. magna cum laude from Loyola University Chicago and graduated from the University of Illinois College of Law.
Mitchell L. Marinello is a Partner with Novack and Macey LLP, in Chicago, and has more than 30 years of experience in commercial litigation, arbitration, and trials. Mr. Marinello is a frequent author on issues relating to business law and arbitration. Mr. Marinello earned his B.A. magna cum laude from Wesleyan University, was a fellow of the Thomas J. Watson Foundation (studying labor policy) in London, England, and earned his J.D. from New York University School of Law.
Brittany N. Meeker is a Member at Craig & Craig, LLC, in Mt. Vernon where she focuses on civil defense and worker’s compensation. She is a member of the Illinois State Bar Association and the Illinois Association of Defense Trial Counsel, and she was named an Emerging Lawyer. Ms. Meeker received her B.A. from Indiana State University and her J.D. from Southern Illinois University School of Law.
Richard L. Miller II is a Partner at Miller PC, in Chicago, where he concentrates his practice in commercial litigation and class actions. Mr. Miller is an Adjunct Professor at Northwestern School of Law, where he has served as an instructor for Trial Advocacy since 2005 and Advanced Trial Advocacy since 2013. He has been an arbitrator for the American Arbitration Association since 2008, the FINRA since 2018, and the Cook County Mandatory Arbitration Program from 2003 to 2005. Mr. Miller has been repeatedly recognized as a “Leading Lawyer,” “Super Lawyer,” and “Rising Star.” He is a Past President of the Law Alumni Board for the University of Illinois College of Law. Mr. Miller graduated magna cum laude from the University of Illinois College of Business and cum laude from the University of Illinois College of Law.
Christopher S. Moore is a Partner at Novack and Macey LLP, in Chicago, where he concentrates his practice in complex business litigation. Mr. Moore is a member of the Illinois State Bar Association and is Coeditor of the website of the Alternative Dispute Resolution Committee of the American Bar Association Section of Litigation. He received his B.A. from the University of Chicago and his J.D. from the University of Illinois College of Law.
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Jeffrey A. Parness is a Professor Emeritus of Law at Northern Illinois University College of Law where he teaches classes in civil procedure and parentage law. He is an elected member of the American Law Institute and a former Law Clerk in the United States District Court for the Northern District of Illinois. Mr. Parness received his B.A. Phi Beta Kappa from Colby College and his J.D. from the University of Chicago Law School.
Henry Pietrkowski is a Litigation Partner in the Financial Industry Group of Reed Smith LLP, in Chicago. Mr. Pietrkowski is a member of the firm’s Financial Industry Group focusing on high stakes consumer class action defense for a variety of industries, including life insurance, financial services, pharmaceutical, and medical device companies. He has significant experience defending putative class actions involving the federal Telephone Consumer Protection Act (TCPA) as well as life insurance and annuity issues. Mr. Pietrkowski has been recognized as an Illinois Super Lawyer in the class action category (2013 – 2015). He received his B.A. from Northwestern University and his J.D. with high honors, Order of the Coif, from IIT/Chicago-Kent College of Law, where he was Notes and Comments Editor of the Chicago-Kent Law Review.
Michael D. Richman is a Partner at Reed Smith LLP and is head of the firm’s Appellate Practice Group in the Chicago office. Previously he was a semi-finalist for the U.S. District Court Judgeship in the Northern District of Illinois. Mr. Richman is a member of the Appellate Lawyers, Illinois State Bar, and Chicago Bar Associations. Mr. Richman has written for IICLE®’s FEDERAL CIVIL PRACTICE (2015) and the previous edition of IICLE®’s CLASS ACTIONS (2013). He received his B.A. with honors from Indiana University and his J.D. from Case Western Reserve University.
Michael R. Robinson is an Administrative Law Judge with the Illinois Human Rights Commission in Springfield. He has authored several articles for the Illinois State Bar Association’s Illinois Bar Journal, of which three were cited as winners of the Lincoln Legal Writing Award in 1985, 1986, and 1989. Judge Robinson received his B.A. from the University of Illinois and his J.D. from the University of Nebraska College of Law.
David Z. Smith is a litigation Partner in Reed Smith LLP’s Financial Industry Group, in Chicago, where he focuses on complex litigation, including business and commercial disputes and class action defense. Mr. Smith has defended numerous class actions in Illinois and across the county involving a variety of subjects and claims, including TCPA, consumer fraud, mortgage lending, FCRA, life insurance market conduct, data security breaches, and privacy-related claims. He has authored several articles and publications relating to class action law and has spoken on issues relating to data security breaches. He earned his B.A., Phi Beta Kappa, magna cum laude, from Brandeis University, and his J.D. magna cum laude from Harvard Law School.
Elizabeth C. Wolicki is an associate at Novack and Macey, LLP in Chicago. Her concentration is in commercial litigation. Ms. Wolicki graduated with her A.B. from Princeton University and her J.D. from the University of Chicago Law School.
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