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James G. Aldrich is a Member at Dykema Gossett PLLC, in Bloomfield Hills, Michigan, where he leads the firm’s Immigration Team in the Labor and Employment Department. Mr. Aldrich focuses his practice on representing clients before the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS), Department of Labor and other governmental agencies including immigration-oriented issues related to establishing new companies in the United States through foreign investment and the transfer of workers to the United States including obtaining green cards and non-immigrant visas. He has been recognized by The Legal 500 United States for Labor and Employment — Immigration (2017 – 2018) and is a member of the State Bar of Michigan and the American Immigration Lawyers Association. Mr. Aldrich earned his B.A. from Michigan State University and his J.D. from the University of Detroit Mercy School of Law.
Joseph P. Basile, Chicago, concentrates his practice in workers’ compensation and civil litigation. He is a chair-qualified arbitrator for the Circuit Court of Cook County Mandatory Arbitration Program, has been a faculty member at annual IICLE® workers’ compensation seminars, and is the author of the monthly workers’ compensation column for IICLE®’s FLASHPOINTS. He is a member of the Chicago and Illinois State Bar Associations. Mr. Basile received his B.S. from St. Louis University and his J.D. with distinction from The John Marshall Law School.
Paul E. Bateman is a Shareholder in Littler Mendelson PC’s Chicago office, where he focuses his practice in management labor and employment. Mr. Bateman is a member of the IICLE Board of Directors, the National Employment Law Council, and the American Bar Association. He received his J.D. from the University of Michigan and his B.S. from Illinois State University.
Bryan R. Bienias is an associate at Seyfarth Shaw LLP, in Chicago, where he focuses his practice on labor and employment. Mr. Bienias is a member of the American and Chicago Bar Associations. He earned his J.D. magna cum laude from Chicago-Kent of Law, Illinois Institute of Technology, where he was student editor of the Employee Rights and Employment Policy Journal, earned the Order of the Coif and a Labor and Employment Certificate, and was on the Dean’s honor list.
Daniel R. Bryer is counsel for Allstate Insurance Company, in Northbrook. Mr. Bryer received his B.A. from Indiana University, his J.D. magna cum laude from The John Marshall Law School, and his LL.M. degree in Business Law from Loyola University Chicago School of Law.
Joshua L. Ditelberg is a Partner at Seyfarth Shaw LLP, in Chicago, where he concentrates his practice on labor and employment issues. He is President of the Chicago Chapter of the Labor and Employment Relations Association, a Fellow of the American Bar Association, and a Fellow of the College of Labor and Employment Lawyers. Mr. Ditelberg earned his B.A. summa cum laude, Phi Beta Kappa, from the University of Pennsylvania, his M.A. with honors from the University of Pennsylvania, and his J.D. magna cum laude, Order of the Coif, from the University of Michigan Law School.
Kenneth R. Dolin is a Partner at Seyfarth Shaw LLP in Chicago, where he concentrates his practice in labor and employment law. He was named in Best Lawyers in America from 2011 through 2019 and was listed in Chambers USA: America’s Leading Business Lawyers, Labor & Employment in Illinois. He is also a Fellow in the College of Labor and Employment Lawyers. Mr. Dolin received his B.A. with honors from the University of Wisconsin, his J.D. cum laude from the University of Illinois, his M.I.L.R. from Cornell University, and his LL.M. in Labor Law from New York University.
Jeremy M. Downs is a Principal at Goldberg Kohn Ltd., in Chicago, where he focuses on bankruptcy and creditors’ rights. He has been named by Chambers USA as a Leading Lawyer in the United States in Bankruptcy/Restructuring since 2010. Mr. Downs received his A.B. in government cum laude from Harvard University and his J.D. from Northwestern University Pritzker School of Law.
Jeffrey C. Kauffman is currently retired from the Illinois Bar. Mr. Kauffman was previously a labor and employment attorney with the Chicago office of Littler Mendelson P.C., where he represented management in all aspects of labor and employment law. He also was a member of the Illinois Bar Association, Section on Labor and Employment Law; the State Bar of Michigan, Labor and Employment Law Section; and the American Bar Association, Section of Labor and Employment Law and the Committee on Practice and Procedure under the NLRA. Mr. Kauffman received his B.A. summa cum laude from Albion College, where he was elected to Phi Beta Kappa, and his J.D. from the University of Michigan Law School.
Prisca M. Kim is an associate with Goldberg Kohn, Ltd., in Chicago, where she practices in the Bankruptcy and Creditors’ Rights Group. While attending law school, Ms. Kim was a part of the Employment Discrimination Project for the Edwin F. Mandel Legal Aid Clinic and served as an extern to the Honorable Michael T. Mason of the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois. She is a member of the American Bankruptcy Institute and the Turnaround Management Association. She received her B.A. from the University of California, Los Angeles, and her law degree from the University of Chicago Law School.
Ronald J. Kramer is a Partner at Seyfarth Shaw LLP in Chicago, representing management in labor and employment law matters. He is a member of the American, Illinois State, and Chicago Bar Associations. He is the Chair of the American Bar Association’s Government Operations Committee. He has spoken at numerous conferences regarding labor issues and has written for a variety of journals. Mr. Kramer received his B.A. magna cum laude from Michigan State University and his J.D. with high honors from Chicago-Kent College of Law.
Steven R. Lifson is a Partner with Seyfarth Shaw LLP, in Chicago, and concentrates his practice on employee benefits and ERISA. Mr. Lifson is a member of the ESOP Association; the National Center for Employee Ownership; and the American, Illinois, and Chicago Bar Associations. Mr. Lifson obtained his undergraduate degree with honors from Boston University. He received his J.D. from the University of Illinois College of Law, and he received his M.S. with honors from The John Marshall Law School.
Darren M. Mungerson is a Shareholder with Littler Mendelson, P.C., in Chicago, where he focuses his practice on labor and employment law. Mr. Mungerson is a member of the Illinois State and American Bar Associations. He earned his J.D. cum laude from Harvard Law School and his B.S. with Bronze Tablet (highest honors) from the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign.
Michael L. Sullivan is a Principal at Goldberg Kohn Ltd., in Chicago, and Chairs the firm’s Labor and Employment Group. Mr. Sullivan is on the Board of Directors of the Chicago Labor and Employment Relations Association, on the Executive Committee for the Union League Boys & Girls Club, and on the Board of Directors for the Union League Club of Chicago. Mr. Sullivan received his B.S. with high honors and his J.D. from the University of Illinois, where he was a Harno Fellow and was awarded various honors, including the Rickert Award for Excellence in Moot Court.
Ryan H. Vann is a Partner with Baker McKenzie, in Chicago, where he concentrates his practice on labor and employment, representing clients in litigation, counseling, and complex corporate transactions. Mr. Vann has been named a Rising Star by Super Lawyers. He received his J.D. cum laude from Indian University School of Law and his B.S. from Indiana University.
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