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Celiza P. Bragança is Founder and Principal of Bragança Law LLC, in Skokie, and concentrates her practice on SEC and regulatory defense and investor protection. Ms. Bragança is a Board Member of the PIABA Foundation, former SEC Branch Chief, and former Chair of the Securities Law Committee of the Chicago Bar Association. She received her B.A. with honors from the University of Chicago, her MBA from the University of Chicago Booth School of Business, and her J.D., Order of the Coif, from the University of Chicago Law School.
Allison E. Czerniak is an associate at Taft Stettinius & Hollister LLP, in Chicago, where she focuses on business and commercial litigation. Ms. Czerniak has been named an Illinois Super Lawyers Rising Star (2019 – present) and has been listed a One to Watch by Best Lawyers in America. She is a member of the Chicago Bar Association and the Coalition of Women’s Initiatives in Law Firms. She earned 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 as “Lawyer of the Year” for his work in Trade Secrets Law — Chicago, as one of America's Leading Lawyers for Business for his exceptional standing in intellectual property law, and as an “IP Star” by Managing Intellectual Property. Legal 500 has inducted Mr. Halligan into its Hall of Fame for trade secret litigation. He has also served on the Adjunct Faculty of UIC John Marshall Law School teaching advanced trade secrets law for 26 years. Mr. Halligan 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 focuses his practice in antitrust and commercial litigation. Mr. Harvey is a member of the American Bar Association and its Antitrust Section, the Missouri Bar Association and its Antitrust Committee, and the Bar Association of Metropolitan St. Louis and its Antitrust, Trade Regulation Committee. He received his B.A. summa cum laude from Truman State University and his J.D. from Washington University School of Law, where he was Senior Editor of the Washington University Law Quarterly.
Richard Y. Hu is a Partner at Taft Stettinius & Hollister LLP, in Chicago, where he focuses his practice on commercial litigation, gaming law, administrative law, healthcare law, and technology. Mr. Hu has been named an Emerging Lawyer by the Leading Lawyers Network (2017 – 2020), a Rising Star by Illinois Super Lawyers (2016 – 2021), and One to Watch in Commercial Litigation and Healthcare Law by Best Lawyers in America (2021). 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 guides companies through major transactions and provides comprehensive advice on their day-to-day operations and business needs. He has been included as an Illinois Super Lawyer (2010 – present) and an Illinois Leading Lawyer (2014 – 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.
Matthew E. Misichko is an associate at Thompson Coburn LLP, in Chicago, and focuses on corporate law. Mr. Misichko received his B.S. from the University of Illinois and his J.D. from the University of Illinois College of Law.
Joseph W. Sheyka, Senior Counsel with the firm DLA Piper LLP (US), in Chicago, concentrates his practice in franchise and distribution law. Mr. Sheyka is a member of the American Bar Association and its Antitrust Committee and Forum on Franchising. He received his B.A. from the University of Illinois and his J.D., Order of the Coif, from Northwestern University School of Law.
Timothy M. Sullivan is Of Counsel at Hinshaw & Culbertson LLP, in Chicago, where he focuses on securities law, banking, and mergers and acquisitions. Mr. Sullivan is former Chair of Hinshaw’s commercial transactions practice group and has received the St. Robert Bellarmine Award from the Loyola Law School Alumni Association. He has been recognized as an Illinois Super Lawyer and as a Leading Lawyer in banking and financial institutions law, mergers and acquisition law, and securities and venture finance law. Mr. Sullivan received his B.S. from Loyola University Chicago and his J.D. magna cum laude from Loyola University Chicago School of Law.
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