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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. He has been recognized in The Best Lawyers in America for Immigration Law (2021 – present) and by The Legal 500 (United States) for Labor and Employment — Immigration (2017 – 2019). He is a member of the State Bar of Michigan and the American Immigration Lawyers Association. 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 University of Illinois Chicago School of Law, where he was a member of The John Marshall Law Review.
Paul E. Bateman is a Shareholder in Littler Mendelson PC’s Chicago office, where he focuses his practice in litigation and trials, labor management relations, appellate practice, and workplace safety and health (OSHA and MSHA). Mr. Bateman is a member of the Labor and Employment and Litigation Sections of the American Bar Association and a former member of the IICLE® Board of Directors. 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 in Seyfarth Shaw LLP, in Chicago, where he concentrates his practice in labor and employment law. Ditelberg is a Fellow at the College of Labor & Employment Lawyers and at the American Bar Foundation. He is also the Vice President of the Chicago chapter of the Labor and Employment Relations Association. Ditelberg received his B.A. summa cum laude and his M.A. from the University of Pennsylvania and his J.D. magna cum laude from the University of Michigan Law School.
Kenneth R. Dolin is a Partner at the Chicago office of Seyfarth Shaw LLP, where he concentrates his practice in labor and employment law. He is a Fellow in The College of Labor and Employment Lawyers and a member of the American Bar Association’s Section of Labor & Employment Law. He received his B.A. from the University of Wisconsin–Madison, his M.I.L.R. from Cornell University, his LL.M. from New York University, and his J.D. from the University of Illinois College of Law.
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 a Principal at Goldberg Kohn 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, the Turnaround Management Association, and the American Bar Association. She received her B.A. from the University of California, Los Angeles, and her J.D. 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 and Chicago Bar Associations. He is a Past Chair of the ABA’s State and Local Government Law Section. 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 the Chicago-Kent College of Law.
Steven R. Lifson is a retired Partner with Seyfarth Shaw LLP, in Chicago, and concentrated 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 his M.S. with honors from the University of Illinois Chicago College of Law.
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 has been named one of the Best Lawyers in America from 2021 to 2022. 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 in Chicago and Chair of the firm’s Labor and Employment Group. He serves on the Board of Directors of the Chicago Labor and Employment Relations Association and is a member of the American Bar Association (Tort and Insurance Practice Section — Employee Relations Committee and Labor and Employment Section), Illinois Bar Association (Labor and Employment Section), and Chicago Bar Association (Labor and Employment Section). 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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