Legal Roundup

ILLINOIS GOVERNOR JB PRITZKER: Gov. Pritzker Signs Legislation Helping Workers Exposed to Toxic Substances

By Illinois Governor J.B. Pritzker | May 21, 2019

Gov. JB Pritzker signed SB 1596 today, allowing workers who have been exposed to toxic substances pursue justice in Illinois courts.

BAKER MCKENZIE LLP: Baker McKenzie awarded "Firm of the Year - Media" at the 2019 TopLegal Industry Awards

By Baker & McKenzie LLP | May 21, 2019

For the second year in a row Baker McKenzie received the "Law Firm of the Year - Media" award at the fourth edition of the TopLegal Industry Awards.

BENESCH FRIEDLANDER COPLAN ARONOFF: Benesch Named to BTI Brand Elite 2019

By Benesch, Friedlander, Coplan & Aronoff LLP | May 21, 2019

Corporate counsel have ranked Benesch as a “best-branded law firm” in the 2019 BTI Brand Elite.

EPSTEIN BECKER GREEN: Epstein Becker Green’s Strong Brand Performance Recognized in BTI Brand Elite 2019 Report

By Epstein Becker & Green, P.C. | May 21, 2019

Epstein Becker Green is pleased to announce that it has been recognized in the BTI Brand Elite 2019: Client Perceptions of the Best-Branded Law Firms.

REPRESENTATIVE MIKE BOST (IL-12): Bost, Bustos Introduce Resolution Honoring Legacy of Arthur “art” Simon

By U.S. Representative Mike Bost (IL-12) | May 20, 2019

U.S. Representatives Mike Bost (IL-12) and Cheri Bustos (IL-17) introduced a resolution honoring the accomplishments of Arthur “Art” Simon – founder of Bread for the World, an anti-hunger advocacy.

REPRESENTATIVE RODNEY L. DAVIS (IL-13): Davis Votes to Help People with Pre-Existing Conditions Afford Health Insurance

By U.S. Representative Rodney L. Davis (IL - 13) | May 13, 2019

U.S. Rep. Rodney Davis (R-Ill.) today supported lowering costs and increasing health insurance options for people with and without pre-existing conditions.

KIRKLAND & ELLIS: Kirkland Teaches Associates Evidence Through ‘Learning by Doing’

By Kirkland & Ellis L.P. | May 13, 2019

Courtroom skills improve a litigator’s results across the board, but how can young lawyers with no trial experience develop these skills?

ILLINOIS STATE REPRESENTATIVE CHARLIE MEIER: Former State Employee Tasked with Closing Murray Center Fined $154K for Violating Ethics Act

By Illinois State Representative Charlie Meier | May 13, 2019

The Executive Ethics Commission of the State of Illinois fined former Illinois Department of Human Services (IDHS) employee Mark Doyle for violating the revolving door prohibition of the State Officials and Employees Ethics Act.

CHUHAK & TECSON: Principal Kevin Coyne presents Opportunity Zones in Commercial Real Estate to Mainstreet Organization of Realtors

By Chuhak & Tecson, P.C. | May 13, 2019

Chuhak & Tecson, P.C. principal Kevin M. Coyne will explain the tax advantages and risks of Opportunity Zones for both investors and communities to the Mainstreet Organization of Realtors (MORe), 9:30 to 11 a.m. Monday, June 10, in MORe's Downers Grove Office, Classroom A, 6655 Main St., Downers Grove.

NEAL GERBER & EISENBERG LLP: Five Neal Gerber Eisenberg Attorneys Recognized for Excellence in Pro Bono Service

By Neal Gerber & Eisenberg LLP | May 13, 2019

Neal Gerber Eisenberg is proud to announce that five firm attorneys have received the 2019 Award for Excellence in Pro Bono Service from the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois and the Chicago Chapter of the Federal Bar Association.

HEPLERBROOM: HB Springfield Attorneys Secure Decertification in Gender Discrimination Case

By HeplerBroom | May 7, 2019

Recently, the United States District Court for the Central District of Illinois decertified a gender discrimination collective action against a medical school.

VEDDER PRICE PC: Vedder Price Recognized in Chambers USA in 2019

By Vedder Price PC | May 7, 2019

Vedder Price is pleased to announce that a number of our attorneys and practice groups have been ranked by Chambers USA in 2019, including a nationwide Band 1 firm ranking for Transportation: Aviation Finance, the guide’s highest honor for the ninth year in a row.

REPRESENTATIVE RODNEY L. DAVIS (IL-13): Davis Announces Agriculture Research and Workforce Grant Awarded to U of I

By U.S. Representative Rodney L. Davis (IL - 13) | May 6, 2019

U.S. Rep. Rodney Davis (R-Ill.) announced the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) has awarded the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign (UIUC) a $378,671 grant as part of their Agriculture and Food Research Initiative (AFRI).

FOLEY & LARDNER LLP: Madison Associates Honored for Pro Bono Efforts

By Foley & Lardner LLP | May 6, 2019

Four Madison office associates have been honored for their pro bono efforts by the Dane County Bar Association.

ARMSTRONG TEASDALE: Chambers USA Features 18 Armstrong Teasdale Attorneys Nationwide

By Armstrong Teasdale LLP | Apr 30, 2019

Armstrong Teasdale is proud to announce that 18 of the firm’s attorneys will be featured in the 2019 edition of Chambers USA: America's Leading Lawyers for Business.

GREENSFELDER: Greensfelder Attorneys Rank in Chambers Usa 2019 Edition

By Greensfelder | Apr 30, 2019

Chambers USA rankings for 2019 include Greensfelder’s franchise law practice among the nation’s best, with the firm’s labor and employment, litigation and real estate practices also included in regional rankings.

CLARK HILL: Clark Hill Attorneys Named 2019 “Leaders in their Field” by Chambers USA

By Clark Hill PLC | Apr 30, 2019

Chambers USA has named 17 Clark Hill attorneys “Leaders in their Field” in the 2019 edition of Chambers USA: America’s Leading Lawyers for Business.

CLARK HILL: Clark Hill Attorney Scott Cruz to Speak at the 2019 Illinois Business Day at the Capitol

By Clark Hill PLC | Apr 30, 2019

Scott Cruz, Member in Clark Hill’s Labor and Employment group, will speak at the Illinois Manufacturers’ Association’s (IMA) and Illinois Retail Merchant Association’s (IRMA) Business Day at the Capitol in Springfield, Illinois on May 1, 2019 from 1:45 to 2:15 p.m.

HEPLERBROOM: Three Hb Attorneys Speaking at 18th Annual Isba Environmental Law Conference

By HeplerBroom | Apr 29, 2019

Michael Murphy, Daniel Siegfried, and Melissa Brown will be among the featured speakers at the Illinois State Bar Association’s 18th Annual Environmental Law Conference.

POLSINELLI PAC: Polsinelli Earns Perfect Score on 2019 Corporate Equality Index, Measuring Workplace LGBTQ Inclusion

By Polsinelli PAC | Apr 23, 2019

Am Law 100 firm Polsinelli is pleased to announce it has earned a perfect score on the 2019 Corporate Equality Index (CEI), recently released by the Human Rights Campaign (HRC) Foundation. The Corporate Equality Index rates workplaces on lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer equality.

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