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Anthony E. Antognoli is a Partner with Hinshaw & Culbertson LLP, in Chicago, where he focuses on the representation of large and mid-size clients in the areas of employee benefits, federal taxation, and tax-exempt organization matters. He is an adjunct faculty member at Loyola University Chicago School of Law, Taxation LL.M. program (2007 – present). He is a member of the ESOP Association, and a member of the Chicago (Employee Benefits Committee and Chair of that committee’s IRS Liaison Subcommittee (2005 – 2007)) and Illinois State Bar Associations. Mr. Antognoli earned his B.S. from the University of Illinois Champaign-Urbana and his J.D. from Loyola University Chicago School of Law where he also received a Certificate in Tax Law.
Michael Robert Booden is Senior Legal Counsel for Old World Industries, LLC, in Northbrook, where his practice is focused on labor and employment issues, internal investigations, corporate transactions, data privacy, technology agreements, intellectual property and litigation. He is a member of the Association of Corporate Counsel and serves the association as a Member of the National Employment and Labor Committee and Chair of the Programming Committee. Mr. Booden spoke at the 2017 Association of Corporate Counsel Annual Meeting, the topic of his speech being Employment & Labor Law: A Primer for New In-House Practitioners. He is also an adjunct professor at The John Marshall Law School. Mr. Booden earned his B.S. from Northern Illinois University and his J.D. from The John Marshall Law School where he served on the Moot Court Board.
Lisa M. Burman is a Partner with Hinshaw & Culbertson LLP, in Chicago, where she concentrates her practice in the area of employee benefits and ERISA benefits. She has previously served as Chair of the Chicago Bar Association’s Employee Benefits Committee and the IRS Liaison Subcommittee, and served on a special task force created by the IRS/ASPPA Great Lakes Area. Ms. Burman has been named to the “Super Lawyer” list by Illinois Super Lawyers magazine. She is a member of the American and Chicago Bar Associations. Ms. Burman received her B.S. from Loyola University of Chicago and her J.D. and her LL.M. from IIT Chicago-Kent College of Law. She is also a certified public accountant.
Margaret Curtiss Hannon is a Clinical Assistant Professor of Law at the University of Michigan Law School, in Ann Arbor, where she focuses on legal research and writing on labor and employment law. She has been recognized and awarded the Dean’s Teaching Award (2010) and the Dean’s Teaching Award Honorable Mention (2011). Ms. Hannon is the Associate Editor, Legal Communications and Rhetoric: JALWD and the Editor in Chief for the Monograph Series of the Legal Writing Institute. She earned her B.A. cum laude from Binghamton University and her J.D. from the University of Michigan Law School where she served as Note Editor and Associate Editor of the Michigan Law Review.
James Harbert is a Partner with Hinshaw & Culbertson LLP, in Chicago, where he concentrates his practice in employee benefits. He has served on the American Bar Association, Faculty for ERISA Basics National Institute (2013 – 2015). Mr. Harbert is also a volunteer attorney for the National Immigrant Justice Center Pro Bono Program, and he received the Big Shoulders Fund Director’s Award, for his pro bono legal work in support of inner-city Chicago Catholic schools. He received his A.B. from the College of William and Mary and his J.D. from the University of Virginia.
Rachael E. Kohl is a Clinical Faculty Member at the University of Michigan Law School, in Ann Arbor, where she focuses on labor and employment, civil rights, litigation, and administrative law. She is a member of the Association of American Law Schools, the Clinical Legal Education Association, and the Labor and Employment Law Section of the Michigan State Bar. Ms. Kohl earned her B.A. with distinction from the University of Michigan and her J.D. from Wayne State University Law School.
Mary Nagel is an Assistant Professor and Director of Externships at The John Marshall Law School, in Chicago. Following law school, she was a judicial law clerk for Hon. Thomas E. Hoffman on the Circuit Court of Cook County and for Hon. Fred A. Geiger, an appellate justice on the Second District Appellate Court for the State of Illinois. Ms. Nagel was an Illinois assistant attorney general and was chief legal counsel for the Illinois Department of Labor. She serves as the Professor-Reporter for the Illinois Supreme Court to the Civil Justice Committee (2016 – present). Ms. Nagle is a member of the Legal Writing Institute and the Association of Legal Writing Directors. She earned her B.A. from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and her J.D. from The John Marshall Law School.
Michael C. Rosenblat, of Michael C. Rosenblat, P.C., in Northbrook, concentrates his practice in False Claims Act litigation, healthcare investigation and audit defense, and criminal defense. He was previously the Deputy Chief of the Special Litigation Division, the Medicaid Fraud Unit, and Criminal Prosecutions in the Office of the Illinois Attorney General. Mr. Rosenblat has spoken at numerous events. He is a member of Taxpayers Against Fraud, the National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, and the Chicago and Illinois State Bar Associations. He has also served in the United States Army as an infantry platoon leader and as a Judge Advocate General. He received his B.A. from the University of Illinois and his J.D. from The John Marshall Law School.
Don R. Sampen is a Partner at Clausen Miller P.C., where he concentrates on appellate, commercial, and insurance-related litigation. He has taught as an adjunct professor at several Chicago-area law schools, including insurance law, trial practice, pretrial litigation, and other subjects. He is the former Chief of Special Litigation, and Chief of the Public Interest Division, for the Illinois Attorney General’s Office, where he concentrated on complex civil litigation. He is AV Preeminent rated by Martindale-Hubbell and is an Illinois Super Lawyer in Insurance Coverage. He has argued appeals in the Illinois Supreme Court, all five Illinois appellate districts, four other state appellate courts, and six U.S. Courts of Appeals. Mr. Sampen received his J.D. magna cum laude from Northwestern University Pritzker School of Law.
Kent Sezer is a Partner with Neal & Leroy, LLC, in Chicago, where he concentrates his practice in labor and employment law. Prior to joining the firm, he was general counsel for the Illinois Human Rights Commission, where he provided legal advice to commissioners deciding claims of employment discrimination under the Illinois Human Rights Act. Mr. Sezer is a member of the Illinois State Chamber of Commerce, Employment Law Council, and the Chicago Bar Association, Labor and Employment Committee. He earned is J.D. order of the Coif from Washington University.
Todd D. Steenson serves as Assistant General Counsel for Exelon Business Services Corporation. He is a member of the American and Federal Bar Associations. Mr. Steenson earned his B.A. summa cum laude from Augsburg College and his J.D. summa cum laude from the University of Minnesota Law School.
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