For the March FLASHPOINTS Author Spotlight, our focus is Celiza P. Bragança of Bragança Law LLC in Skokie, contributing author to BUSINESS LAW: MISCELLANEOUS OPERATING ISSUES (IICLE®, 2021). This is her first time as a contributing author to an IICLE® handbook.
For BUSINESS LAW: MISCELLAENOUS OPERATING ISSUES, Bragança authored Chapter 2, State Regulation of Securities. “I wanted to share with other attorneys what I have learned from practicing in this area,” she says. “I appreciate that many other Illinois lawyers took the time to share what they had learned with me.” Bragança uses IICLE resources herself, finding them particularly useful to initiate one’s self into unfamiliar practice areas. “I have often consulted IICLE publications, particularly when venturing into a new area of the law,” she says. “My hope is that [State Regulation of Securities]will help attorneys to quickly get familiar with the Illinois Securities Law so they can properly advise clients and avoid costly litigation.”
In addition to her role as Founder and Principal at Bragança Law LLC in Skokie, 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. Celiza P. Bragança 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.