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Edward X. Clinton is Principal at The Clinton Law Firm, LLC, in Chicago, where he has specialized in corporate and securities law matters since he began practicing law. Mr. Clinton is a member of the Evanston Golf Club, a member of the Lay Advisory Board of the Little Sisters of the Poor Chicago Home, and the President of the Children’s Care Foundation. A former instructor in securities regulation at The John Marshall Law School, he has written and lectured extensively on corporate, securities, and banking law topics. Mr. Clinton received his J.D. from The John Marshall Law School.
Edward X. Clinton, Jr., is a Shareholder at The Clinton Law Firm, LLC, in Chicago where he focuses his practice on commercial litigation. Mr. Clinton served as law clerk to the Honorable Michael S. Kanne of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit and also as an associate with the firm of Mayer, Brown & Platt before joining the Law Offices of Edward X. Clinton, P.C., in Chicago. He is a member of the Seventh Circuit, Chicago, Illlinois State, and American (Section of Litigation) Bar Associations. Mr. Clinton is a member of the Lay Advisory Board of the Little Sisters of the Poor Chicago Home and a member of the Board of Directors for Saint Ignatius Chicago Rowing Club. He maintains a blog on commercial litigation and securities issues and has authored presentations for IICLE® and other groups on contract law. He received his B.A. from the University of Chicago, his LLM from Chicago-Kent College of Law, and his J.D. with honors from Harvard Law School.
Allison E. Czerniak is an associate at Taft Stettinius & Hollister LLP, in Chicago, where she focuses her practice on commercial litigation. Ms. Czerniak has been named an Illinois Rising Star (2018, 2019), is a member of the Coalition of Women’s Initiatives in Law, and is a graduate of the Chicago Bar Association Leadership Institute. She received her B.A. from the University of Minnesota-Twin Cities and her J.D. summa cum laude from the University of St. Thomas School of Law.
R. Mark Halligan is a Partner at FisherBroyles, LLP, in Chicago, where he concentrates in intellectual property litigation. Mr. Halligan has been selected by Corporate Live Wire as the 2017 Commercial Litigator of the Year in North America, and Legal 500 ranks him as a Leading Lawyer in trade secrets litigation in the United States. Mr. Halligan has been inducted into The Legal 500 Hall of Fame. Chambers USA: America’s Leading Lawyers for Business ranks him for his exceptional standing in intellectual property law, and Managing Intellectual Property recognizes him as an “IP Star.” He earned his J.D. from Northwestern University School of Law and B.A. from the University of Cincinnati summa cum laude.
Edwin G. Harvey is a Partner at Thompson Coburn LLP, in St. Louis, and is head of the firm’s Antitrust Practice Group. Mr. Harvey is a Member of the American Bar Association and its Antitrust and Intellectual Property Sections, the Bar Association of Metropolitan St. Louis and its Trade Regulation and Consumer Affairs Committee, as well as the Missouri and Illinois State Bar Associations. He received his J.D. from Washington University School of Law and his B.A. summa cum laude from Northeast Missouri State.
Richard Y. Hu is an associate at Taft Stettinius & Hollister LLP, in Chicago, where he focuses his practice on commercial litigation, gaming and casino law, healthcare regulatory defense, and medicinal marijuana. Mr. Hu has been named an Emerging Lawyer by the Leading Lawyers Network (2017) and a Rising Star by Illinois Super Lawyers (2016 – 2017). He received his J.D. from Northwestern University School of Law and his B.A. from Emory University.
Robert N. Kamensky is a Partner with Thompson Coburn LLP, in Chicago, in the firm’s Corporate and Securities practice. Mr. Kamensky is a Member of the DePaul Journal of Health Care Law and has been included as an Illinois Super Lawyer (2010 – present). He received his B.A. from the University of Iowa and his J.D. from DePaul University College of Law, where he was a member of the DePaul Journal of Health Care Law.
John F. Kennedy is a Partner at Taft Stettinius & Hollister LLP, in Chicago, where he is a trial lawyer with a focus on crisis management. He is a Professor at The King’s Inns, Dublin, Ireland, and also serves as General Counsel and as a Member of the Board for the National Alliance on Mental Health. He earned his B.A. cum laude from Niles College of Loyola University and his J.D. with honors from DePaul University College of Law.
Joseph W. Sheyka, Senior Counsel with DLA Piper LLP (US) in Chicago, concentrates his practice in U.S. and international franchise law. He is a member of the American Bar Association Forum Committee on Franchising, the Franchising Committee of the Antitrust Section of the ABA, and the International Franchising Committee of the Business Law Section of the International Bar Association. Mr. Sheyka is a frequent lecturer on franchising and distribution topics and is a coauthor of Franchising in the United States, published in the Canadian Franchise Guide. He received his B.A. from the University of Illinois and his J.D. from Northwestern University School of Law, where he was a member of the Order of the Coif and of the Journal of Criminal Law & Criminology.
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