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.
Joshua L. Ditelberg is a Partner at Seyfarth Shaw LLP in Chicago, where he concentrates his practice on labor and employment issues. He is Vice President and Past President of the Chicago Chapter of the Labor and Employment Relations Association, a Fellow of the American Bar Foundation, and a Fellow of the College of Labor and Employment Lawyers. Mr. Ditelberg received his B.A. summa cum laude, Phi Beta Kappa, from the University of Pennsylvania, his M.A. with honors from the University of Pennsylvania, and his J.D. magna cum laude, Order of the Coif, 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.
Bradford A. LeHew is the Manager at the Law Offices of Bradford LeHew, in Chicago, where he concentrates his practice in employment and condominium law. Mr. LeHew was chosen a Super Lawyer Rising Star in Labor and Employment Law (2011 – 2013, 2015) and is a member of the American and Chicago Bar Associations. He received his B.S. from the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign, his MPS HRER from Pennsylvania State University, and his J.D. with honors from the Illinois Institute of Technology, 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.
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.