CBA Record October 2017

in San Diego… Timothy S. Tomasik , Tomasik Kotin Kasserman, is a featured speaker at ITLA’s October Update and Review Seminar... Michael L. Weissman , of counsel at Levin Ginsburg, will speak at the Risk Management Association’s annual conference on “Legal Issues All Community Bankers Should Be Monitor- ing”... Paul E. Wojcicki , a shareholder at Segal McCambridge Singer & Mahoney, is co-chairing the HB Litigation Confer- ence’s Midwest Corporation Counsel Forum... W. Andrew Douglass , Polsinelli P.C. shareholder, spoke about “How the Millennial Generation is Transforming Employee Benefit Plans”... Nicholas M. Berg , a partner Ropes & Gray LLP, par- ticipated in a roundtable discussion of Mexico’s new National Anti-Corruption System in Mexico City... Peter J. Strand , Leavens Strand & Glover LLC, moder- ated a music policy session at the Music Business Association’s Entertainment and Law Conference... William J. Rogers is the new President of the Society of Trial Lawyers and the following members were elected to the Society’s Board of Directors: Francis P. Morrissey (Treasurer), JohnM. Power , Jerry A. Latherow , Thomas R. Hill , David C. Burtker , Brian C. Fetzer and Elizabeth A. Kaveny ... Saman Sedaei is a new associate at Roetzel & Andress… Kathryn A. Formeller and Ryan S. Taylor are new partners at Tressler LLP… Robert D. Tepper , principal at Schenk Annes Tepper Campbell, Ltd., spoke at the Claims and Litigation Management Alliances Conference… Michael L. Teich , Brian D. Teven and Jennifer J.C. Kelly are new partners at Anesi Ozmon Rodin Novak & Kohen Ltd., and Adam M. Gilbert and Lisa M. Ciharan are new associates at the firm… Ian T. Whitney is a new lawyer with Kelley Kronenberg. Patricia Costello Slovak , a partner at Schiff Hardin LLP, is the new Chair of the Chicago Foundation for Women… Richard E. Gottlieb is co-chair of Manatt Phelps & Phillips LLP’s financial services group… Andrew Kopon, Jr . was elected President of the International Association of Defense Counsel… Eric J. Skwiat and Shannon E . Buckley are new associates at Swanson Martin & Bell LLP… Nancy

A. Peterman , a shareholder at Greenberg Traurig LLP, was a featured speaker on bankruptcy at the Midwest Dealmakers Conference... Thomas W. Abendroth , a partner at Schiff Hardin LLP, co-presented a webinar on the complex rules for pay- ments of benefits from tax advantaged accounts… Jim McKay is of counsel to Tomasik Kotin Kasserman… James “Jed” E. Enlow has joined Leavens Strand & Glover LLC as a partner… Adam C . Toosley , a partner at Freeborn & Peters LLP, moderated Bisnow’s fifth annual Chicago Construction and Development Program… Michael L. Resis , a partner at Smith Amundsen LLC, is the 2017-2018 President of the Illinois Association of Defense Trial Counsel.

William J. Serritella, Jr . was a speaker at the Midwest Bank Special Assets and Credit Officers Forum… David R. Grosby and Adnan M. Obissi , associates at McDonnell Boehnen Hulbert & Berghoff LLP, co-authored an article about practical uses for patent data, which was featured in Legaltech News … Jordan A. Klein , James W. Hitzeman and Ryan T. Court are new partners at Loeb & Loeb LLP… Goldberg Kohn was honored by Urban Prep Acad- emies with special recognition to Michael L . Sullivan and Jon E. Klinghoffer … Dunstan H. Barnes , McAndrews Held & Malloy Ltd., spoke about some of the hot intellectual property law issues at AIPPI-

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