Robert L. Byman is Of Counsel with Jenner & Block LLP, in Chicago, where he concentrates his practice in commercial litigation. Mr. Byman is a recipient of a 2018 Northern District of Illinois Award for Excellence in Pro Bono Service, is Past President of the American College of Trial Lawyers (2013 – 2018), and is a Fellow of the International Academy of Trial Lawyers (2014 – 2018). He is an adjunct professor at Notre Dame College of Law (2016 – present). Mr. Byman received his B.A. from the University of Illinois and his J.D. from the University of Illinois College of Law.
Gia F. Colunga is a Partner at Freeborn & Peters LLP, in Chicago, where her practice includes complex litigation and employment issues. Ms. Colunga has been listed as a Illinois Super Lawyers Rising Star (2012 – 2018), a Leading Lawyers Emerging Lawyer (2015 – 2018), and listed on the Chicago Daily Law Bulletin’s Forty Under 40 list (2017). She received her B.A. cum laude from Tulane University and her J.D. cum laude from Loyola Chicago School of Law, where she was Executive Student Articles Editor of the Loyola University Chicago Law Journal and recipient of the CALI Excellence Award in Legal Writing, Appellate Advocacy, Constitutional Law, and Secured Transactions.
J. Timothy Eaton is a Partner at Taft Stettinius & Hollister LLP, in Chicago, where he concentrates his practice on appellate law and arbitrations. Mr. Eaton is Past President of the Illinois State and Chicago Bar Associations as well as the Appellate Lawyers Association. He earned his B.A. from Miami University, his J.D. from Southern Illinois University School of Law, and his LLM from Washington University Law School.
Daniel T. Graham is a Partner at Clark Hill PLC, in Chicago, where his focus is on litigation, business, commercial, products liability defense, and construction issues. Mr. Graham has been selected as an Illinois Super Lawyer (2010 – present) and is a member of the Chicago and Illinois State Bar Associations. He was also appointed as a member of the Seventh Circuit’s E-discovery Pilot Program, which drafted the Principles and Standing Order that is currently used in Illinois, Indiana, and Wisconsin district courts. Mr. Graham received his B.A. maxima cum laude from Loras College and his J.D. with distinction from the University of Iowa College of Law.
James H. Kallianis, Jr., is a Partner with Hinshaw & Culbertson LLP, in Chicago, where he deals with commercial litigation with a concentration in insurance disputes. Mr. Kallianis is Chair (2016 – 2018) of DRI’s Cybersecurity and Data Privacy Committee and has been named a Chambers USA: America’s Leading Lawyer for Business (2010 – present). He received his B.A. from the University of Illinois and his J.D. from DePaul University College of Law, where he served as Associate Editor of the DePaul Business Law Journal.
Joseph L. Kish is a Shareholder at Segal McCambridge Singer & Mahoney Ltd., in Chicago, where he focuses his practice on commercial litigation, intellectual property, technology, cyber risk, privacy, and employment law. Mr. Kish has extensive trial and appellate experience in federal and state courts, as well as alternative dispute resolution experience involving mediation and arbitration. Mr. Kish has been named an Illinois Super Lawyer in litigation. He is a faculty member of the National Institute for Trial Advocacy and is licensed in Illinois and California. He received his B.G.S. from the University of Michigan, where he was an Associate Editor of the Michigan Journal of Political Science, and his J.D. from DePaul University College of Law, where he was a Member of the DePaul Law Review and President of the Moot Court Society.
Brian W. Lewis is a Partner in the Chicago office of Barnes & Thornburg LLP, where he concentrates his practice on arbitration and complex commercial disputes. Mr. Lewis is a Member of the Illinois State Bar Association and the American Bar Association Antitrust Section and Tort Trial and Insurance Practice Section. He is also an adjunct professor of trial advocacy at Northwestern University School of Law. Mr. Lewis received his B.A. cum laude from the University of Illinois and his J.D. cum laude from Loyola University Chicago School of Law.
Jeffrey J. Mayer is a Partner with Akerman LLP, in Chicago, where he focuses his practice on commercial litigation. Mr. Mayer is an adjunct professor at The John Marshall Law School, Cochair of the Duke Chicago Board, and a Board Member of the Cornell Hotel School CIHLER Center. Mr. Mayer received his A.B. from Duke University, his J.D. from Washington University School of Law, where he was selected to Order of the Coif and was Associate Editor of the Law Quarterly, and his LL.M from the University of Michigan.
Mark P. Miller is a Partner at Barnes & Thornburg LLP, in Chicago, where he is a member of the firm’s litigation department and concentrates his practice on commercial litigation matters. Mr. Miller is a Member of the American Bar Association and the Network of Trial Law Firms. He is also listed in the Legal 500 in the area of products liability and mass tort defense. Mr. Miller received his B.S. cum laude from the University of Illinois, where he was a member of Phi Beta Kappa, and his J.D. with distinctioon from the University of Illinois College of Law, where he served as the Associate Editor of the University of Illinois Law Review.
Jeanah Park is a Shareholder at Vedder Price P.C., in Chicago, where she devotes her practice to complex commercial litigation, trade secrets, and unfair competition law. Ms. Park was selected as a Leading Lawyer for Commercial Litigation (2018 – 2019) and was on Crain’s Chicago Business’s 2018 Notable Women Lawyers list. She is also a member of the Federal Bar Association Chicago Chapter. Ms. Park received her B.A. from Northwestern University and her J.D. cum laude from the University of Illinois College of Law.
Brian A. Rosenblatt is a Partner at Bryce Downey & Lenkov LLC, in Chicago, where he concentrates his practice in entertainment, media, intellectual property law, and commercial general liability defense. Mr. Rosenblatt is a member of the Governing Committee of the American Bar Association’s Forum on Entertainment and Sports Industries and the Editor-in-Chief of its Law Journal. He is also a member of the National Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences (the Grammys) and has been named to the Forty Under 40, Illinois Super Lawyers, and Leading Lawyers lists. Mr. Rosenblatt received his B.A. from Washington University and his J.D. from Chicago-Kent College of Law.
Gregory J. Scandaglia is a Cofounding Partner at Scandaglia Ryan, in Chicago, where he has an active white-collar criminal defense and antitrust consulting and complex commercial litigation practice. Mr. Scandaglia is admitted to practice at the Federal Bar for the Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals, the Northern District of Illinois, the Central District of Illinois, and the Eastern District of Michigan as well as the Federal Trial Bar for the Northern District of Illinois and Illinois State Bar. He has been selected as an Illinois Super Lawyer and Leading Lawyer in the area of business litigation. Mr. Scandaglia received his B.A. from State University of New York at Stony Brook and his J.D. from American University Washington College of Law.
Chad A. Schiefelbein is a Shareholder at Vedder Price P.C., in Chicago, where he practices in commercial litigation, distribution and franchise litigation, restrictive covenants, trade secrets, and financial institution ligation. Mr. Schiefelbein has been selected as an Illinois Leading Lawyer (2017 – 2019) and Illinois Super Lawyer (2018 – 2019) and is a member of the American Bar Association. He received his B.S. from Valparaiso University School of Business and his J.D magna cum laude from Valparaiso University School of Law.
Justin C. Steffen is a Partner with Ice Miller LLP, in Chicago, and a member of the firm’s Date Security and Privacy, Litigation and Financial Services Practice Groups. Mr. Steffen has been named a National Law Journal FinTech Trailblazer and a BAI Emerging Leader. He is also Chair of the Chicago Bar Association’s Financial and Emerging Technologies Committee. Mr. Steffen earned his B.A. summa cum laude from the University of Illinois and his J.D. magna cum laude from Washington University School of Law, where he was a member of the Order of the Coif.
Daniel J. Voelker is the founder of Voelker Litigation Group in Chicago, where he concentrates his practice in commercial and business litigation and corporate and business consulting. He was selected as an Illinois Super Lawyer (2008 – 2016) and a Leading Lawyer (2007 – 2015). Mr. Voelker received his B.S. in accounting from the University of Illinois and his J.D. with high honors from IIT Chicago-Kent College of Law. He is a CPA and an adjunct professor of law at IIT Chicago-Kent College of Law, where he teaches international commercial litigation and arbitration.
Charlotte L. Wager is a Partner in the Litigation Department at Jenner & Block LLP, in Chicago, where she serves as the firm’s Chief Talent Officer and oversees all aspects of the firm’s hiring and attorney development. At Jenner & Block, she is Cochair of the Hiring Executive Committee, Chair of the Associate Development and Evaluation Committee, an active member of the Diversity and Inclusion Committee, and a member of the firm’s Women’s Forum and Pro Bono Committees. Ms. Wager has been a featured speaker on hiring and development at programs sponsored by the American Bar Association, the Practicing Law Institute, the Illinois State Bar Association, and numerous law schools. She is a Past President and longstanding member of the National Association for Legal Career Professionals (NALP) and a former member of the ABA Accreditation Committee. She received her LL.B. from Queen Mary College, University of London; was a visiting scholar at the Marshall Wythe School of Law, College of William & Mary; and received her J.D. summa cum laudefrom the University of Illinois College of Law.
Garry L. Wills is Of Counsel at Roetzel & Andress, in Chicago, and concentrates his practice on commercial litigation. He was chosen as a Leading Lawyer (2015, 2016) and is a member of the Appellate Lawyers Association and the Illinois State Bar Association. Mr. Wills received his J.D. cum laude and his M.A. from Northwestern Illinois University and his B.A. from Yale University.
Sara S. Zorich is a Partner at SmithAmundsen LLC, in St. Charles, where she focuses her practice on labor and employment and immigration issues. Ms. Zorich was selected to the Illinois Super Lawyers Rising Stars (2010 – 2016) and is a member of the American Immigration Lawyers Association. She received her B.A. from Michigan State University and her J.D from IIT/Chicago-Kent College of Law.