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    who are the                                                                              DonalD C.
    lawyerS oF the year?
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                                                                                             Family law
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                                                   a S p E c i a l S u p p l E m E n t t o
                            bet-the-ComPany litiGation, meDiCal malPraCtiCe law, PerSonal injury litiGation




                                                                                 a
                                                                                       ttorney   robert Clifford–founder of
                                                                                       one of the largest law firms in Chicago
                                                                                       concentrating on plaintiffs’ personal injury



                  CliFForD
                                                                                       and wrongful death law–understands that
                                                                                       sometimes obtaining justice means more
                                                                                       than the dollar amount of a settlement.




                 law oFFiCeS
                                                                                 When the family members of those Who died
                                                                                 in the 1994 crash of American Eagle Flight 4184
                                                                                 decided they wanted an apology from the defen-
                                                                                 dants in open court, Clifford, who was lead counsel
                                                                                 in the case, ensured that the apology was stipulated
                                                                                 as part of the record $110 million settlement.“I go
                                                                                 out of my way to make sure that the families of
                                                                                 those injured or killed by negligent parties obtain
                                                                                 the justice they need,” Clifford says.

                                                                                 Clifford has been involved in nearly every
                                                                                 major commercial airline crash of the last 30 years.
                                                                                 He began his career working for the renowned
                                                                                 Chicago trial attorney Philip H. Corboy, who he
                                                                                 first encountered as a student at DePaul University.
                                                                                 Corboy was speaking at one of his classes and after
                                                                                 the lecture Clifford went to Corboy’s office to ask if
                                                                                 he could work for him. Corboy hired him and they
                                                                                 practiced together until 1984 when Clifford left to
                                                                                 start his own firm.

                                                                                 today, Clifford laW offiCes frequently tops
                                                                                 the charts in Illinois settlement surveys and Clifford
                                                                                 has been recognized individually as one of the most
                                                                                 successful personal injury attorneys in the coun-
                                                                                 try. In March, Clifford helped secure a $1.2 billion
                                                                                 settlement in a huge 9/11 lawsuit that enabled a
                                                                                 group of insurance companies to recover some of
                                                                                 the property damage claims they paid as a result of
                                                                                 the attacks. The firm also recently helped secure an
                                                                                 $85 million settlement against Medline Industries,
                                                                                 Inc. and The Medline Foundation for claims alleging
                                                                                 that they had engaged in an illegal kickback scheme
                                                                                 in violation of the False Claims Act. The settlement
                                                                                 was among the largest for a False Claims Act case in
                                                                                 which the government declined to intervene.

                                                                                 Clifford has been seleCted for inClusion in
                                                                                 The Best Lawyers in America® annually since the
                                                                                 publication’s inception. He is also a member of
                                                                                 the nation’s most prestigious legal organizations,
                                                                                 including the International Society of Barristers, the
                                                                                 American College of Trial Lawyers and the exclusive
                                                                                 International Academy of Trial Lawyers. Currently he
                                                                                 is serving as the Illinois State Delegate to the House
SeleCteD For inCluSion in
                                                                                 of Delegates of the American Bar Association and
 c h i c a g o ’S                                                                he was sworn in as President of the Chicago Bar
                                                                                 Association in June. Clifford, who says that the most
                                                                                 rewarding part of his work is helping people try to
                                                                                 put their lives back together, is also involved in a
                                                        Robert A. Clifford       number of community service projects.

RobeRt A. CliffoRd
  Kevin P. duRKin
  Keith hebeisen                                                                     120 N. LaSaLLe Street, 31St FLoor, ChiCago, iL 60602
                                                                                     ph: 312.899.9090 fax: 312.251.1160 • www.cliffordlaw.com
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                                                                                      Drinker Biddle & Reath | Chicago, IL                     JOEL D. BERTOCCHI, STEPHEN R. SWOFFORD
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T    his list is excerpted from the 2011 edition of The Best Lawyers in
     America®, the preeminent referral guide to the legal profession in the
United States. Published for more than a quarter of a century, Best Lawyers®
                                                                                      STEPHEN P. DURCHSLAG, BRIAN L. HEIDELBERGER,
                                                                                      MARY HUTCHINGS REED
                                                                                                                                               Law Office of Michael W. Rathsack | Chicago, IL
                                                                                                                                               MICHAEL W. RATHSACK
                                                                                                                                               Locke Lord Bissell & Liddell | Chicago, IL
lists attorneys in 79 specialties, representing all 50 states and the District of     alternatiVe DiSPute reSolution                           ROBERT M. STEPHENSON
Columbia, who have been chosen through an exhaustive survey in which                                                                           Mayer Brown | Chicago, IL
thousands of the nation’s top lawyers confidentially evaluate their professional      Baker & Hostetler | Chicago, IL                          TIMOTHY S. BISHOP, MICHELE L. ODORIZZI,
peers. The 2011 edition of Best Lawyers, which was published in November              JOHN M. TOUHY                                            JEFFREY W. SARLES, ANDREW SCHAPIRO,
2010, is based on more than 2.8 million evaluations of lawyers by other law-          Baker & McKenzie | Chicago, IL                           JAMES C. SCHROEDER, STEPHEN M. SHAPIRO
yers.                                                                                 RICHARD M. FRANKLIN                                      Paul J. Bargiel | Chicago, IL
      The method used to compile Best Lawyers remains unchanged since the                                                                      PAUL J. BARGIEL
first edition was compiled more than 26 years ago. Lawyers are chosen for inclu-      Butler Rubin Saltarelli & Boyd | Chicago, IL
                                                                                                                                               Richard J. Prendergast | Chicago, IL
sion based solely on a vote of their peers. Listings cannot be bought, and no         GERALD G. SALTARELLI                                     RICHARD J. PRENDERGAST
purchase is required to be included. In this regard, Best Lawyers remains the         312.444.9660 | Page 15
gold standard of reliability and integrity in lawyer ratings.                                                                                  Schiller DuCanto & Fleck | Chicago, IL
      The nomination pool for the 2011 edition consisted of all lawyers whose                                                                  SARANE C. SIEWERTH
                                                                                      Holland & Knight | Chicago, IL
names appeared in the previous edition of Best Lawyers, lawyers who were
nominated since the previous survey, and new nominees solicited from listed
                                                                                      THOMAS R. WOODROW                                        312.641.5560 | Page 7
attorneys. In general, lawyers were asked to vote only on nominees in their           John H. Morrison | Evanston, IL
own specialty in their own jurisdiction. Lawyers in closely related specialties       JOHN H. MORRISON                                         Sedgwick, Detert, Moran & Arnold | Chicago, IL
were asked to vote across specialties, as were lawyers in smaller jurisdictions.      Kaye Scholer | Chicago, IL                               KIRK C. JENKINS
Where specialties are national or international in nature, lawyers were asked         ZALDWAYNAKA SCOTT                                        Shefsky & Froelich | Chicago, IL
to vote nationally as well as locally. Voting lawyers were also given an opportu-     Lawrence, Kamin, Saunders & Uhlenhop | Chicago, IL       J. TIMOTHY EATON
nity to offer more detailed comments on nominees.                                     KENT LAWRENCE                                            Sidley Austin | Chicago, IL
      Voting lawyers were provided this general guideline for determining if a        Mayer Brown | Chicago, IL                                CONSTANTINE L. TRELA, JR.
nominee should be listed: “If you had a close friend or relative who needed a         LEE N. ABRAMS, JOHN C. BERGHOFF, JR.,                    SmithAmundsen | Chicago, IL
real estate lawyer (for example), and you could not handle the case yourself,         FERN M. BOMCHILL, JONATHAN C. MEDOW,                     MICHAEL L. RESIS
to whom would you refer them?” All votes and comments were solicited with             MICHAEL A. OLSEN, ANDREW S. ROSENMAN                     William J. Harte | Chicago, IL
a guarantee of confidentiality – a critical factor in the viability and validity of   McAndrews, Held & Malloy | Chicago, IL                   WILLIAM J. HARTE
Best Lawyers surveys. To ensure the rigor of the selection process, lawyers           JOHN J. HELD, GEORGE P. MCANDREWS
were urged to use only their highest standards when voting, and to evaluate
each nominee based only on his or her individual merits. The additional com-
                                                                                      Quarles & Brady | Chicago, IL                            banKinG anD FinanCe law
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ments were used to make more accurate comparisons between voting pat-                 Schiff Hardin | Chicago, IL                              Barack Ferrazzano Kirschbaum & Nagelberg | Chicago, IL
terns and weight votes accordingly. Best Lawyers uses various methodological          KENNETH M. ROBERTS                                       JOHN E. FREECHACK
tools to identify and correct for anomalies in both the nomination and voting         Schopf & Weiss | Chicago, IL                             Chapman and Cutler | Chicago, IL
process.                                                                              PETER V. BAUGHER                                         MARC P. FRANSON
      Ultimately, of course, a lawyer’s inclusion is based on the subjective judg-    Shefsky & Froelich | Chicago, IL                         Duane Morris | Chicago, IL
ments of his or her fellow attorneys. While it is true that the lists may at times    BRIAN L. CROWE                                           KENNETH A. LATIMER
disproportionately reward visibility or popularity, the breadth of the survey, the    Ulmer & Berne | Chicago, IL                              Goldberg Kohn | Chicago, IL
candor of the respondents, and the sophistication of the polling methodology          SCOTT A. MEYERS                                          JOEL F. BROWN, DAVID L. DRANOFF, RICHARD M.
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For more info go to www.law.com/chicagobest                                                                                                                                    ChiCago’S BeSt LawyerS 3
Matrimonial and Family Law Attorneys

 Berger Schatz is one of the largest and most respect-    every industry and profession, finding solutions to
 ed law firms in the country for matrimonial and family   the most complicated financial matters, including
 law. Led by Michael J. Berger and Barry A. Schatz,       the division of substantial assets, tax issues, asset
 who between them have over 50 years’ experience          and income tracing, and business valuations. The
 practicing family law, the firm has the experience and   firm also finds innovative remedies for clients who
 expertise to handle complex divorce matters for its      previously received unjust results, given the equities
 high-profile clients.                                    of their marriages.

 The firm’s 38 attorneys are distinguished by a wide      Its attorneys excel at negotiating and drafting strong
 range of professional experience and by their passion    premarital, postnuptial and settlement agreements
 for practicing law.                                      that safeguard the client’s rights and assets and
                                                          protect against future litigation. Berger Schatz
“Attorneys at this firm genuinely like                    attorneys also handle child custody, visitation and
 each other and enjoy working together                    paternity issues with skill and compassion.

 for the betterment of our clients,” says                 Though the firm’s niche is in Illinois, it also has devel-
                                                          oped a national following since its founding 25 years
 partner Michael J. Berger.
                                                          ago. “We have worked on many of the more well
 Berger Schatz specializes in representing high net       known cases in the city of Chicago, and our partners
 worth individuals and their spouses from virtually       also have lectured throughout the country on business
 valuation concerns,” Berger notes.                          most appreciates having created a firm with attorneys
                                                             who genuinely want to see people receive a fair and
“We are truly on the cutting edge of                         equitable result. “The lawyers here really care,” he says.
 development in this area of the law                        “It is a client-first environment and always has been.”

 and we take a lot of pride in that.”                        Partners, left to right: Marcelle R. Kott, Norman Ruber, Sharon S. Mobley,
                                                             Mary J. Clark, Jason G. Adess, Michael S. Sabath, Barry A. Schatz,
 The firm is a highly regarded resource for legal insight    David P. Kirsh, Michael J. Berger, Leon I. Finkel, David H. Levy, Dina Warner,
                                                             Andrew D. Eichner, Karen Rose Krehbiel, Myra A. Foutris, Claudia Gallo,
 and education on family and matrimonial law issues;         Brian J. Blitz, Zora Ristanovic, and Debbie K. Lerner.
 its attorneys are leaders in the community and              Not pictured: Tracey A. Wertman.
 regularly speak at conferences and seminars and
 publish articles on a wide variety of legal topics.

 Berger has once again been selected as one of The           Berger Schatz
 Best Lawyers in America ® and he has been included          Chicago Office: 161 North Clark Street, Suite 2800
 in the Illinois Super Lawyers and Leading Lawyers           Chicago, Illinois 60601 phone: 312.782.3456
 annually since 2005. In addition to Best Lawyers,
                                                             Lake Forest Office: 300 East Illinois Road, Suite 200
 Leading Lawyers and Super Lawyers, Berger Schatz
                                                             Lake Forest, Illinois 60045 phone: 847.405.9500
 attorneys, and the firm as a whole, have been AV-rated
 by Martindale-Hubbell. Still, Berger says that he           www.bergerschatz.com
2011 S u r v E Y
 MICHAEL L. OWEN
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                                                      H. BRUCE BERNSTEIN, JAMES F. CONLAN,                     JAMES H. FELDMAN
 Katten Muchin Rosenman | Chicago, IL                 JANET E. HENDERSON, LARRY J. NYHAN
 DENISE S. BURN, MICHAEL A. JACOBSON,                 Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom | Chicago, IL
                                                                                                               Schiller DuCanto & Fleck | Chicago, IL
 STUART P. SHULRUFF                                   JOHN WILLIAM BUTLER, JR., CHRIS L. DICKERSON,            JAMES R. GALVIN
 Kirkland & Ellis | Chicago, IL                       J. ERIC IVESTER, GEORGE N. PANAGAKIS,                    312.641.5560 | Page 7
 CHRISTOPHER BUTLER, EDWIN S. DEL HIERRO,             FELICIA GERBER PERLMAN
 ANDREW M. KAUFMAN, KENNETH P. MORRISON               SNR Denton | Chicago, IL
 Latham & Watkins | Chicago, IL                       FRUMAN JACOBSON                                          Schiller DuCanto & Fleck | Lake Forest, IL
 DAVID G. CRUMBAUGH, JAMES W. DORAN,                  Statman, Harris & Eyrich | Chicago, IL                   CARLTON R. MARCYAN
 BRADLEY E. KOTLER, VIK PURI                          THOMAS R. NOLAND                                         847.615.8300 | Page 7
 Law Offices of Donald L. Johnson | Chicago, IL       Thompson Coburn | Chicago, IL
 DONALD L. JOHNSON                                    FRANCIS X. BUCKLEY, JR.
                                                                                                               The Law Office of Isabel Millard | Elmhurst, IL
 Mayer Brown | Chicago, IL                            Vedder Price | Chicago, IL
                                                                                                               ISABEL M. MILLARD
 ROBERT C. BAPTISTA, JR., DEBORA DE HOYOS,            DOUGLAS J. LIPKE
 DOUGLAS A. DOETSCH, ROBERT F. HUGI,                  Winston & Strawn | Chicago, IL
 STUART M. LITWIN, GEORGE A. PECOULAS,                MATTHEW J. BOTICA
                                                                                                               CommerCial litiGation
 AMI G. SCOTT, ANGELA M. ULUM                                                                                  Baker & McKenzie | Chicago, IL
 McDermott Will & Emery | Chicago, IL                 bet-the-ComPany litiGation                               J. PATRICK HERALD, WILLIAM L. SCHALLER,
 J. ROBERT MCMENAMIN                                                                                           EDWARD J. ZULKEY
 McGuireWoods | Chicago, IL                           Bartlit, Beck, Herman, Palenchar & Scott | Chicago, IL
                                                                                                               Bartlit, Beck, Herman, Palenchar & Scott | Chicago, IL
 PHILIP J. PERZEK                                     PHILIP S. BECK
                                                                                                               PHILIP S. BECK
 Neal, Gerber & Eisenberg | Chicago, IL               Clifford Law Offices | Chicago, IL                       Beermann Swerdlove | Chicago, IL
 PETER H. BARROW, JILL ANN COLEMAN                                                                             ALVIN R. BECKER
 Reed Smith | Chicago, IL                             ROBERT A. CLIFFORD
 JOHN R. MUSSMAN                                      312.899.9090 | Page 2                                    Clifford Law Offices | Chicago, IL
 Schiff Hardin | Chicago, IL                                                                                   ROBERT A. CLIFFORD
 GARY L. MOWDER, SCOTT E. PICKENS,                    Dewey & LeBoeuf | Chicago, IL                            312.899.9090 | Page 2
 PETER L. ROSSITER                                    ALAN N. SALPETER
 Sidley Austin | Chicago, IL                          Drinker Biddle & Reath | Chicago, IL
                                                                                                               Corboy & Demetrio | Chicago, IL
 THOMAS W. ALBRECHT, H. BRUCE BERNSTEIN,              GORDON B. NASH, JR.
                                                                                                               RENÉ A. TORRADO, JR.
 WILLIS R. BUCK, JR., JAMES E. CLARK, MICHAEL L.      Eichhorn & Eichhorn | Hammond, IN
 GOLD, KEVIN J. HOCHBERG, GARY B. STERN                                                                        Dewey & LeBoeuf | Chicago, IL
                                                      DAVID C. JENSEN
                                                                                                               ALAN N. SALPETER
 Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom | Chicago, IL   Figliulo & Silverman | Chicago, IL
 SETH E. JACOBSON, LYNN M. MCGOVERN                                                                            Drinker Biddle & Reath | Chicago, IL
                                                      JAMES R. FIGLIULO
                                                                                                               GORDON B. NASH, JR.
 Vedder Price | Chicago, IL                           Grippo & Elden | Chicago, IL
 JOHN T. MCENROE, DANIEL O’ROURKE                                                                              Eichhorn & Eichhorn | Hammond, IN
                                                      GARY M. ELDEN
                                                                                                               DAVID C. JENSEN
 Winston & Strawn | Chicago, IL                       Hannafan & Hannafan | Chicago, IL
 CHARLES B. BOEHRER, RONALD H. JACOBSON,                                                                       Figliulo & Silverman | Chicago, IL
                                                      MICHAEL T. HANNAFAN
 GREGORY S. MURRAY                                                                                             JAMES R. FIGLIULO, PETER A. SILVERMAN
                                                      Jenner & Block | Chicago, IL
                                                                                                               Foley & Lardner | Chicago, IL
                                                      LEE A. FREEMAN, JR., CHESTER T. KAMIN,
                                                                                                               MICHAEL M. CONWAY, WILLIAM J. MCKENNA
                                                      JOHN B. SIMON, CHARLES B. SKLARSKY,
 banKruPtCy anD CreDitor Debtor riGhtS /              THOMAS P. SULLIVAN, ANTON R. VALUKAS                     Greenberg Traurig | Chicago, IL
 inSolVenCy anD reorGanization law                    Jones Day | Chicago, IL
                                                                                                               FRANCIS A. CITERA, JAMES G. RICHMOND
                                                                                                               Grippo & Elden | Chicago, IL
                                                      DANIEL E. REIDY
 Adelman & Gettleman | Chicago, IL                                                                             GARY M. ELDEN
 HOWARD L. ADELMAN                                    Kevin M. Forde | Chicago, IL                             Hannafan & Hannafan | Chicago, IL
 Barnes & Thornburg | Chicago, IL                     KEVIN M. FORDE                                           MICHAEL T. HANNAFAN
 DEBORAH L. THORNE                                    312.641.1441 | Page 22                                   Hinshaw & Culbertson | Chicago, IL
                                                      Kirkland & Ellis | Chicago, IL                           THOMAS R. MULROY III
 Butler Rubin Saltarelli & Boyd | Chicago, IL                                                                  Holland & Knight | Chicago, IL
                                                      FRANK CICERO, JR., JOHN F. HARTMANN, JOHN T.
 NEAL L. WOLF                                         HICKEY, JR., EMILY NICKLIN, STEPHEN R. PATTON            CHRISTOPHER J. MURDOCH
 312.444.9660 | Page 15                               Law Offices of Peter B. Carey | Chicago, IL              Jack Joseph | Chicago, IL
                                                      PETER B. CAREY                                           JACK JOSEPH
 Dewey & LeBoeuf | Chicago, IL                        Mayer Brown | Chicago, IL                                Jenner & Block | Chicago, IL
 LEWIS S. ROSENBLOOM                                  VINCENT J. CONNELLY, THOMAS M. DURKIN,                   JEFFREY D. COLMAN, LEE A. FREEMAN, JR., CHESTER
 DLA Piper | Chicago, IL                              TYRONE C. FAHNER, MICHAEL R. FEAGLEY,                    T. KAMIN, JOHN B. SIMON, CHARLES B. SKLARSKY,
 ALAN P. SOLOW                                        JAMES R. FERGUSON, MICHAEL K. FORDE,                     THOMAS P. SULLIVAN, ANTON R. VALUKAS
 Drinker Biddle & Reath | Chicago, IL                 MICHELE L. ODORIZZI, STEPHEN M. SHAPIRO                  Jones Day | Chicago, IL
 JEFFREY M. SCHWARTZ                                  McDermott Will & Emery | Chicago, IL                     DANIEL E. REIDY
 Dykema | Chicago, IL                                 MICHAEL A. POPE, JEFFREY E. STONE                        Kevin M. Flynn & Associates | Chicago, IL
 RICHARD M. BENDIX, JR.                               Richard J. Prendergast | Chicago, IL                     KEVIN M. FLYNN
 Foley & Lardner | Chicago, IL                        RICHARD J. PRENDERGAST                                   Kevin M. Forde | Chicago, IL
 HAROLD L. KAPLAN, MICHAEL J. SMALL                   Shefsky & Froelich | Chicago, IL
                                                      BRIAN L. CROWE
                                                                                                               KEVIN M. FORDE
 Goldberg Kohn | Chicago, IL                                                                                   312.641.1441 | Page 22
 RONALD BARLIANT, RANDALL L. KLEIN                    Sidley Austin | Chicago, IL
                                                      WILLIAM F. CONLON, SCOTT R. LASSAR,                      Kirkland & Ellis | Chicago, IL
 Greenberg Traurig | Chicago, IL                                                                               JONATHAN C. BUNGE, FRANK CICERO, JR.,
 NANCY A. PETERMAN, KEITH J. SHAPIRO                  HOWARD J. TRIENENS
                                                      William J. Harte | Chicago, IL                           MARK FILIP, MICHAEL P. FORADAS, RICHARD C.
 Jenner & Block | Chicago, IL                                                                                  GODFREY, STEVEN J. HARPER, JOHN F. HARTMANN,
 DANIEL R. MURRAY, RONALD R. PETERSON                 WILLIAM J. HARTE
                                                                                                               JOHN T. HICKEY, JR., GARRETT B. JOHNSON,
 Jones Day | Chicago, IL                              Williams Montgomery & John | Chicago, IL                 ROBERT KOPECKY, STEVEN D. MCCORMICK,
 BRAD B. ERENS                                                                                                 EMILY NICKLIN, STEPHEN R. PATTON
 Katten Muchin Rosenman | Chicago, IL                 PETER C. JOHN,
                                                                                                               Law Offices of Peter B. Carey | Chicago, IL
 JOHN P. SIEGER                                       C. BARRY MONTGOMERY                                      PETER B. CAREY
 Kaye Scholer | Chicago, IL                           312.443.3200 | Page 10                                   Locke Lord Bissell & Liddell | Chicago, IL
 MICHAEL B. SOLOW, SHELDON L. SOLOW                                                                            JENNIFER A. KENEDY
 Kirkland & Ellis | Chicago, IL                       Winston & Strawn | Chicago, IL                           Lupel & Weininger | Chicago, IL
 ANUP SATHY, DAVID R. SELIGMAN, JAMES A. STEMPEL      TERRY M. GRIMM, DAN K. WEBB                              WARREN LUPEL
 Latham & Watkins | Chicago, IL                                                                                Mayer Brown | Chicago, IL
 J. DOUGLAS BACON, DAVID S. HELLER                    bioteChnoloGy law                                        VINCENT J. CONNELLY, JULIAN C. D’ESPOSITO, JR.,
 Mayer Brown | Chicago, IL                                                                                     THOMAS M. DURKIN, TYRONE C. FAHNER, MICHAEL R.
 DAVID S. CURRY, THOMAS S. KIRIAKOS,                  Barnes & Thornburg | Chicago, IL
                                                                                                               FEAGLEY, JAMES R. FERGUSON, MICHAEL K. FORDE,
 STUART M. ROZEN                                      ALICE O. MARTIN
                                                                                                               ROBERT J. KRISS, HUGH R. MCCOMBS, JR., MICHELE L.
 McDermott Will & Emery | Chicago, IL                 Marshall, Gerstein & Borun | Chicago, IL                 ODORIZZI, STEPHEN M. SHAPIRO, HERBERT L. ZAROV
 WILLIAM P. SMITH                                     DONALD W. RUPERT
                                                                                                               McDermott Will & Emery | Chicago, IL
 Neal, Gerber & Eisenberg | Chicago, IL               Mayer Brown | Chicago, IL                                JOEL G. CHEFITZ, MICHAEL A. POPE, DAVID S.
 MARK A. BERKOFF                                      MATTHEW A. ROONEY, DEBORAH SCHAVEY RUFF                  ROSENBLOOM, JEFFREY E. STONE
 Perkins Coie | Chicago, IL                           McDonnell Boehnen Hulbert & Berghoff | Chicago, IL       McGuireWoods | Chicago, IL
 DANIEL A. ZAZOVE                                     KEVIN E. NOONAN                                          REUBEN L. HEDLUND
 Proskauer Rose | Chicago, IL                                                                                  Neal, Gerber & Eisenberg | Chicago, IL
 MARK THOMAS                                          CollaboratiVe law: Family law                            H. NICHOLAS BERBERIAN, STEPHEN FEDO,
 Shaw Gussis Fishman Glantz Wolfson & Towbin |        Brigitte Schmidt Bell | Evanston, IL                     JAMES K. GARDNER, PHIL C. NEAL, STEVEN F. PFLAUM
 Chicago, IL                                          BRIGITTE SCHMIDT BELL
 ROBERT M. FISHMAN, STEVEN B. TOWBIN
                                                      Jenner & Block | Chicago, IL
 Sidley Austin | Chicago, IL

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Standing From Left: Timothy M. Daw, Meighan A. Harmon, Mario R. Ventrelli, Claire R. McKenzie, Burton S. Hochberg, Donald C. Schiller, Carlton R. Marcyan, Karen Pinkert-Lieb,
James R. Galvin, Eric L. Schulman, Sarane C. Siewerth, David H. Hopkins, Tanya J. Stanish. Seated From Left: Arnold B. Stein, Charles J. Fleck. Not pictured: Anita M. Ventrelli




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      Chiller duCanto & fleCk llp is the                            SeleCteD For inCluSion in   focusing more on the custody side, while a
      largest matrimonial law firm in the                            c h i c a g o ’S           different lawyer deals with the financial aspect.
      country with a history of working on a
      number of precedent-setting cases in                                                      sChiller founded the firm 30 years ago
      the divorce arena.                                                                        with Joseph N. DuCanto after reforms in
                                                                                                legislation affecting family law prompted
“We set high standards and alWays strive                                                        ideas about how a family law practice                                 CHICAGO
                                                                                                                                                                      200 North
for excellence,” says founding partner                                                          should be conducted. They decided to                                LaSaLLe Street
Donald C. Schiller. “Our niche is in the more                           timothy m. dAw          apply the techniques and skills used by                              30th FLoor
complicated, upper-bracket cases, and we                               ChARles J. fleCK         larger firms to a boutique family law firm                        ChiCago, iL 60601
                                                                                                                                                                   ph: 312.641.5560
have remained very selective in deciding which                          JAmes R. GAlvin         and their practice quickly grew. Within two                       Fax: 312.641.6361
cases to take on.”                                                   meiGhAn A. hARmon          years of its founding, the then chief presiding
                                                                                                                                                                   LAKE FOREST
                                                                     buRton s. hoChbeRG         judge of the Domestic Relations Division of                            225 eaSt
the firm represents high-inCome Clients                                                         the Cook County Circuit Court, Charles J.                           Deerpath roaD
from the areas of business, sports, media,
                                                                       dAvid h. hoPKins         Fleck, left the bench to join the firm, making                        Suite 270
real estate and medicine. Though the firm                            CARlton R. mARCyAn         it Schiller DuCanto & Fleck.
                                                                                                                                                                Lake ForeSt, iL 60045
                                                                                                                                                                  ph: 847.615.8300
practices in Illinois, it has achieved national                       ClAiRe R. mCKenzie                                                                          Fax: 847.615.8284
recognition and its attorneys have been                               KARen PinKeRt-lieb    sChiller attributes the firm’s suCCess to its
                                                                                                                                                                     WHEATON
brought in to either handle or consult on cases                       donAld C. sChilleR    stability and the heavy investment it places                          311 South CouNty
from other states. With 43 lawyers, the firm has                                            in training its attorneys, which includes                                 Farm roaD
                                                                       eRiC l. sChulmAn                                                                                 Suite g
a variety of talent that can add value almost                                               establishing in-house continuing legal                                wheatoN, iL 60187
anywhere on cases involving complicated                              sARAne C. sieweRth     education and mentoring programs. The firm’s                           ph: 630.665.5800
business or asset situations and substantial tax                       tAnyA J. stAnish     attorneys have received a wealth of recogni-                           Fax: 630.665.6082

impacts. Over the years four chief judges from                          ARnold b. stein     tion from publications such as The Best Law-                          sdflaw.com
the Domestic Relations Divisions of Circuit                           AnitA m. ventRelli    yers in America®, Illinois Super Lawyers, The
Courts in the metropolitan area have chosen to                                              Leading Lawyers Network, Martindale Hubbell
                                                                      mARio R. ventRelli
become partners in the firm.                                                                Bar Register of Pre-Eminent Lawyers and Law
                                                                                            Dragon Top 500. The firm has also received a
“We have alWays handled our Cases With a team                                     number of awards for its pro bono work and is known
approach where we apply the best talents and skill sets                           for having been a pioneer in alternative dispute resolu-
to different functions within a case,” Schiller says. “If you                     tion. DePaul University has further named its family law
have a case where there are custody issues in addition to                         center after the firm, in recognition of its continuing
financial issues, you may have a lawyer on the case that is                       contributions to the legal community.
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                                                           Ogletree, Deakins, Nash, Smoak & Stewart | Chicago, IL       Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom | Chicago, IL
 Pavalon & Gifford | Chicago, IL                           RANDOLPH E. RUFF                                             GARY P. CULLEN, SUSAN S. HASSAN, PETER C. KRUPP,
 EUGENE I. PAVALON                                         Paul, Hastings, Janofsky & Walker | Chicago, IL              WILLIAM R. KUNKEL, CHARLES W. MULANEY, JR.,
 312.419.7400 | Page 20                                    TIMOTHY P. CALLAHAN                                          L. BYRON VANCE III, WAYNE W. WHALEN
                                                           Perkins Coie | Chicago, IL                                   SNR Denton | Chicago, IL
                                                           ALEXANDRA R. COLE                                            MICHAEL M. FROY, DONALD G. LUBIN
 Perkins Coie | Chicago, IL
                                                           Querrey & Harrow | Chicago, IL                               Thompson Coburn | Chicago, IL
 WILLIAM CAHILL, PATRICK M. COLLINS
                                                           BRUCE H. SCHOUMACHER                                         JOEL A. HABER
 Quarles & Brady | Chicago, IL
                                                           Riordan McKee & Piper | Chicago, IL                          Ungaretti & Harris | Chicago, IL
 JEFFREY S. PIELL
                                                           CORNELIUS F. RIORDAN                                         THEODORE R. TETZLAFF
 Reed Smith | Chicago, IL
                                                           Robbins, Schwartz, Nicholas, Lifton & Taylor | Chicago, IL   Vedder Price | Chicago, IL
 SARAH R. WOLFF
                                                           LORENCE H. SLUTZKY                                           ROBERT J. MORAN
 Richard J. Prendergast | Chicago, IL
                                                           Sabo & Zahn | Chicago, IL                                    Winston & Strawn | Chicago, IL
 RICHARD J. PRENDERGAST
                                                           WERNER A. SABO                                               STANFORD J. GOLDBLATT, ROBERT F. WALL,
 Robinson, Curley & Clayton | Chicago, IL
                                                           Schiff Hardin | Chicago, IL                                  JOSEPH A. WALSH, JR.
 FAY CLAYTON
                                                           MARK C. FRIEDLANDER, KEVIN L. KOLTON,
 Schiff Hardin | Chicago, IL
 PATRICIA BROWN HOLMES, FREDERICK J. SPERLING
                                                           PAUL M. LURIE, VIRGIL R. MONTGOMERY,                         Criminal DeFenSe: non-white-Collar
                                                           KENNETH M. ROBERTS
 Schopf & Weiss | Chicago, IL                                                                                           Genson & Gillespie | Chicago, IL
                                                           Stein Ray | Chicago, IL
 ARTHUR J. HOWE, STEVEN A. WEISS                                                                                        EDWARD M. GENSON, TERRENCE P. GILLESPIE
                                                           STEPHEN E. RAY, JOEL J. RHINER, STEVEN G. M. STEIN
 Seyfarth Shaw | Chicago, IL                                                                                            Law Offices of Cynthia Giacchetti | Chicago, IL
 ANDREW R. LAIDLAW                                                                                                      CYNTHIA GIACCHETTI
 Shefsky & Froelich | Chicago, IL                          CorPorate GoVernanCe                                         Marc W. Martin | Chicago, IL
 BRIAN L. CROWE                                            anD ComPlianCe law                                           MARC W. MARTIN
 Sidley Austin | Chicago, IL                                                                                            Monico, Pavich & Spevack | Chicago, IL
 WALTER C. CARLSON, WILLIAM F. CONLON,                     Greenberg Traurig | Chicago, IL                              MICHAEL D. MONICO
 CHARLES W. DOUGLAS, JOHN N. GALLO,                        PETER H. LIEBERMAN
 SCOTT R. LASSAR, HOWARD J. TRIENENS                       Katten Muchin Rosenman | Chicago, IL                         Tobin & Muñoz | Chicago, IL
 Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom | Chicago, IL        KARL R. BARNICKOL, HERBERT S. WANDER                         CRAIG D. TOBIN
 EDWARD M. CRANE, R. RYAN STOLL                            Kirkland & Ellis | Chicago, IL
                                                                                                                        312.641.1321 | Page 22
 Smith & DeBonis | Highland, IN                            EDWIN S. DEL HIERRO, CARTER W. EMERSON, R.
 TERRANCE L. SMITH                                         SCOTT FALK, JACK S. LEVIN, H. KURT VON MOLTKE
 SNR Denton | Chicago, IL                                  Lawrence, Kamin, Saunders & Uhlenhop | Chicago, IL
 JAMES A. KLENK                                            PAUL B. UHLENHOP                                             Criminal DeFenSe: white-Collar
 The Coleman Law Firm | Chicago, IL                        Mayer Brown | Chicago, IL
                                                                                                                        Baker & McKenzie | Chicago, IL
 SEAN B. CROTTY, JERRY S. MENGE, KENNETH P. ROSS,          EDWARD S. BEST, EDWARD J. SCHNEIDMAN
                                                                                                                        WILLIAM J. LINKLATER
 EUGENE J. SCHILTZ                                         Sidley Austin | Chicago, IL
                                                                                                                        Cotsirilos, Tighe & Streicker | Chicago, IL
 Ward, Murray, Pace & Johnson | Sterling, IL               THOMAS A. COLE
                                                                                                                        JAMES R. STREICKER
 OLE BLY PACE III                                          Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom | Chicago, IL
                                                                                                                        Drinker Biddle & Reath | Chicago, IL
 Wildman, Harrold, Allen & Dixon | Chicago, IL             WILLIAM R. KUNKEL, CHARLES W. MULANEY, JR.
                                                                                                                        GORDON B. NASH, JR.
 MICHAEL DOCKTERMAN
                                                                                                                        Genson & Gillespie | Chicago, IL
 William J. Harte | Chicago, IL                            CorPorate law                                                EDWARD M. GENSON, TERRENCE P. GILLESPIE
 WILLIAM J. HARTE
                                                           Baker & McKenzie | Chicago, IL                               Greenberg Traurig | Chicago, IL
 Williams, Montgomery & John | Chicago, IL                 ROBERT L. BERNER, JR., ADDISON D. BRAENDEL,                  JAMES G. RICHMOND
                                                           EDWIN R. DUNN, JAMES P. O’BRIEN, PHILIP F. SUSE              Hannafan & Hannafan | Chicago, IL
 PETER C. JOHN,                                                                                                         MICHAEL T. HANNAFAN
                                                           Chapman and Cutler | Chicago, IL
 C. BARRY MONTGOMERY                                       KENNETH J. VAUGHAN                                           Jenner & Block | Chicago, IL
 312.441.3200 | Page 10                                    Drinker Biddle & Reath | Chicago, IL                         JEFFREY D. COLMAN, CHRIS C. GAIR, CHARLES B.
                                                           DENNIS J. CARLIN, DAVID N. KAY,                              SKLARSKY, THOMAS P. SULLIVAN, ANTON R. VALUKAS
 Winston & Strawn | Chicago, IL                            DAVID M. MATTESON, PRISCILLA A. WALTER,                      Jones Day | Chicago, IL
 TERRY M. GRIMM, DAN K. WEBB                               ROBERT J. WILCZEK                                            DANIEL E. REIDY
 Zaideman & Esrig | Chicago, IL                            Foley & Lardner | Chicago, IL                                K&L Gates | Chicago, IL
 JERRY A. ESRIG                                            DEWEY B. CRAWFORD, JAY A. ERENS,                             STEVEN M. KOWAL
                                                           HAROLD L. KAPLAN                                             Katten Muchin Rosenman | Chicago, IL
 CommuniCationS law                                        Holland & Knight | Chicago, IL                               TED S. HELWIG, SHELDON T. ZENNER
                                                           ELIAS N. MATSAKIS                                            Kelley Drye & Warren | Chicago, IL
 Jenner & Block | Chicago, IL
                                                           Jones Day | Chicago, IL                                      JULIAN SOLOTOROVSKY
 JOHN J. HAMILL, JOHN R. HARRINGTON,
                                                           PETER D. CLARKE                                              Kirkland & Ellis | Chicago, IL
 TERRI L. MASCHERIN
                                                           K&L Gates | Chicago, IL                                      JONATHAN C. BUNGE, MARK FILIP
 Mayer Brown | Chicago, IL
                                                           CAMERON S. AVERY, JOHN C. BLEW,                              Latham & Watkins | Chicago, IL
 CHRISTIAN F. BINNIG, J. TYSON COVEY,
                                                           PAUL H. DYKSTRA, THOMAS Z. HAYWARD, JR.,                     SEAN M. BERKOWITZ
 DENNIS G. FRIEDMAN, THEODORE A. LIVINGSTON,
                                                           JOHN T. MCCARTHY, PAUL T. METZGER                            Law Offices of Cynthia Giacchetti | Chicago, IL
 JR., JOHN E. MUENCH
                                                           Katten Muchin Rosenman | Chicago, IL                         CYNTHIA GIACCHETTI
 Rooney Rippie & Ratnaswamy | Chicago, IL
                                                           ARTHUR W. HAHN, HOWARD S. LANZNAR, ALLAN B.                  Locke Lord Bissell & Liddell | Chicago, IL
 JOHN E. ROONEY
                                                           MUCHIN, HERBERT S. WANDER, WALTER S. WEINBERG                ROBERT M. STEPHENSON
 Sidley Austin | Chicago, IL
                                                           Kirkland & Ellis | Chicago, IL                               Marc W. Martin | Chicago, IL
 DAVID W. CARPENTER
                                                           CARTER W. EMERSON, BRUCE I. ETTELSON, JACK S.                MARC W. MARTIN
                                                           LEVIN, STEPHEN L. RITCHIE, EDWARD T. SWAN
 ConStruCtion law                                          Law Offices of Donald L. Johnson | Chicago, IL
                                                                                                                        Martin, Brown, Sullivan, Roadman & Hartnett
                                                                                                                        | Chicago, IL
 Barnes & Thornburg | Chicago, IL                          DONALD L. JOHNSON                                            ROYAL B. MARTIN, LEIGH D. ROADMAN
 CLIFFORD J. SHAPIRO                                       Lawrence, Kamin, Saunders & Uhlenhop | Chicago, IL           Mayer Brown | Chicago, IL
 Conway & Mrowiec | Chicago, IL                            PAUL B. UHLENHOP                                             VINCENT J. CONNELLY, THOMAS M. DURKIN,
 TIMOTHY R. CONWAY, JOHN S. MROWIEC                        Mayer Brown | Chicago, IL                                    TYRONE C. FAHNER, JAMES R. FERGUSON
 DLA Piper | Chicago, IL                                   J. TRENT ANDERSON, EDWARD S. BEST, ROBERT E.                 McDermott Will & Emery | Chicago, IL
 ROSS J. ALTMAN, DENNIS J. POWERS                          CURLEY, SCOTT J. DAVIS, LAWRENCE R. HAMILTON,                DAVID S. ROSENBLOOM
 Duane Morris | Chicago, IL                                ROBERT A. HELMAN, WILLIAM R. KUCERA, CARY J.                 Michael B. Nash | Chicago, IL
 JEFFREY L. HAMERA, CHARLES B. LEWIS                       MALKIN, JOHN W. NOELL, JR., JOHN R. SCHMIDT                  MICHAEL B. NASH
 Harris & Winick | Chicago, IL                             McDermott Will & Emery | Chicago, IL                         Monico, Pavich & Spevack | Chicago, IL
 ROBERT J. HARRIS, JEFFREY H. WINICK                       BERNARD S. KRAMER                                            MICHAEL D. MONICO
 Ice Miller | Lisle, IL                                    Neal, Gerber & Eisenberg | Chicago, IL                       Schiff Hardin | Chicago, IL
 ERIC L. SINGER                                            MARSHALL E. EISENBERG, ROSS D. EMMERMAN,                     RONALD S. SAFER
 Jenner & Block | Chicago, IL                              DAVID S. STONE                                               Shefsky & Froelich | Chicago, IL
 JOSEPH G. BISCEGLIA                                       Perkins Coie | Chicago, IL                                   BRIAN L. CROWE
 K&L Gates | Chicago, IL                                   JAMES R. CRUGER, NORMAN M. GOLD,                             Sidley Austin | Chicago, IL
 JOSH M. LEAVITT                                           PHILLIP GORDON                                               SCOTT R. LASSAR
 Kirkland & Ellis | Chicago, IL                            Schiff Hardin | Chicago, IL                                  Stetler & Duffy | Chicago, IL
 JAMES N. NOWACKI                                          PETER V. FAZIO, JR., STUART L. GOODMAN,                      JOSEPH J. DUFFY, MARK L. ROTERT, DAVID J. STETLER
                                                           FREDERICK L. HARTMANN, MICHAEL L. MEYER,                     Thomas D. Decker and Associates | Chicago, IL
 Laurie & Brennan | Chicago, IL
                                                           GARY L. MOWDER                                               THOMAS D. DECKER
 DANIEL S. BRENNAN, TY D. LAURIE
                                                           Sidley Austin | Chicago, IL                                  Vedder Price | Chicago, IL
 Lyman & Nielsen | Oak Brook, IL
                                                           RICHARD W. ASTLE, LARRY A. BARDEN, JACK R.                   JAMES S. MONTANA, JR.
 RYAN A. HISS, WILLIAM D. LYMAN,
                                                           BIERIG, PAUL L. CHOI, THOMAS A. COLE, FREDERICK              Winston & Strawn | Chicago, IL
 JENNIFER A. NIELSEN
                                                           C. LOWINGER, DENNIS V. OSIMITZ, IMAD I. QASIM,               DAN K. WEBB
 Much Shelist Denenberg Ament & Rubenstein | Chicago, IL   STEVEN SUTHERLAND, DAVID J. ZAMPA
 STEPHEN P. KIKOLER

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    intelleCtual ProPerty law




ChriStoPher
j. renK


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C
            hristopher   J. renk, a senior prinCipal shareholder          get results for your clients as efficiently and effectively as
            for the national intellectual property law firm of Banner     possible, you need to have multiple tools in your tool bag.”
            & Witcoff, Ltd., views the law as a tool for achieving his
            clients’ business objectives. “Too often in the legal         a strong Commitment to fully understanding his Clients’
            profession, lawyers look at the litigation process as a       objectives has allowed Chris to achieve significant recognition
            sport for their enjoyment rather than as a tool to get        in his field. He was selected for inclusion in the 2010 and 2011
            results for their clients. I think it’s very important that   editions of The Best Lawyers in America® and has been named
            you listen to your clients and understand what they           to the Leading Lawyers Network annually since 2004. He was
            want from a given piece of litigation.”                       also included in Illinois Super Lawyers from 2005 to 2011, and
                                                                          was selected to their Top 100 list in 2005, 2009, 2010, and 2011.
Chris foCuses his praCtiCe on litigating patent, trademark,
copyright, trade secret, false advertising, and unfair competition        in addition to his litigation praCtiCe, Chris is a frequent
cases. His interest in intellectual property law–which stems from         lecturer on various intellectual property issues and a contributing
his background as an engineer–was the reason he joined                    author of the Patent Trial Advocacy Casebook (2nd ed.), ABA,
Banner & Witcoff, Ltd. in 1988. Since then he has successfully            2010, Patent Litigation, PLI, 2001, and Patent Litigation Strategies
represented both plaintiffs and defendants as lead and                    Handbook, BNA, 2000. He serves on The Sedona Conference
co-counsel in jury trials, bench trials, and appeals. Chris               Working Group on Patent Damages and Remedies. For the past
attributes the fact that he has been with the firm for over two           11 years he has served as an Adjunct Professor of Law at the
decades to its “collegial environment, interesting cases, and             Georgetown University Law Center teaching trial practice courses,
client-first attitude.”                                                   and is currently teaching Patent Litigation II: Trial Simulation at
                                                                          Northwestern University Law School. “It’s important to help
his Cases have involved diverse subJeCts suCh as Computer                 students understand how the real world works,” he says. “In re-
software, product designs, electrical controls, internet content          turn, they help you think about issues in ways that you might have
delivery, medical and surgical devices, heat transfer, distilled          closed your mind to.”
spirits, contact lenses, fuel injection systems, athletic foot-
wear, golf clubs, and textiles processing. Chris emphasizes
that every case requires unique solutions, and says that “to                       teN South waCker Drive, Suite 3000, ChiCago, iL 60606
                                                                                   ph: 312.463.5000 Fax: 312.463.5001
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                                                        DLA Piper | Chicago, IL                         Mayer Brown | Chicago, IL
 DeriVatiVeS anD FutureS law                            IAN S. KOPELMAN                                 ROBERT A. HELMAN
                                                        Drinker Biddle & Reath | Chicago, IL            Rooney Rippie & Ratnaswamy | Chicago, IL
 Foley & Lardner | Chicago, IL                          MICHAEL D. ROSENBAUM, DAVID L. WOLFE            JOHN P. RATNASWAMY, E. GLENN RIPPIE,
 SCOTT E. EARLY, KATHRYN M. TRKLA                       FSB FisherBroyles | Chicago, IL                 JOHN E. ROONEY
 Katten Muchin Rosenman | Chicago, IL                   HARVEY A. KURTZ                                 Schiff Hardin | Chicago, IL
 KEVIN M. FOLEY, ARTHUR W. HAHN,                        Greenberg Traurig | Chicago, IL                 PETER V. FAZIO, JR., OWEN E. MACBRIDE
 KENNETH M. ROSENZWEIG, JAMES D. VAN DE GRAAF           LESLIE A. KLEIN                                 Sidley Austin | Chicago, IL
 Lawrence, Kamin, Saunders & Uhlenhop | Chicago, IL     Katten Muchin Rosenman | Chicago, IL            RICHARD W. ASTLE
 PAUL B. UHLENHOP                                       GREGORY K. BROWN, RUSSELL E. GREENBLATT,
 Schiff Hardin | Chicago, IL                            GARY W. HOWELL                                  entertainment law
 CARL A. ROYAL                                          Kirkland & Ellis | Chicago, IL
 Sidley Austin | Chicago, IL                            VICKI V. HOOD                                   Freeborn & Peters | Chicago, IL
 JOSEPH H. HARRISON, JR., WILLIAM J. NISSEN             Mayer Brown | Chicago, IL                       ANDREW L. GOLDSTEIN, EUGENE F. ZELEK, JR.
 Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom | Chicago, IL     KAREN F. R. GROTBERG, HERBERT W. KRUEGER,       Holland & Knight | Chicago, IL
 JERROLD E. SALZMAN                                     WAYNE R. LUEPKER, LENNINE OCCHINO               ROBERT J. LABATE
 Winston & Strawn | Chicago, IL                         McDermott Will & Emery | Chicago, IL            K&L Gates | Chicago, IL
 MICHAEL M. PHILIPP                                     JOSEPH S. ADAMS, WILBER H. BOIES,               DAVID M. SALTIEL
                                                        ALAN D. NESBURG, NANCY G. ROSS                  Leavens, Strand & Glover | Chicago, IL
 eDuCation law                                          McGuireWoods | Chicago, IL                      PETER J. STRAND
                                                        SALLY DOUBET KING, RICHARD L. MENSON            Linda S. Mensch | Chicago, IL
 Jenner & Block | Chicago, IL                                                                           LINDA S. MENSCH
                                                        Morgan, Lewis & Bockius | Chicago, IL
 LISA T. SCRUGGS                                                                                        Michael Best & Friedrich | Chicago, IL
                                                        DAVID ACKERMAN
                                                        Neal, Gerber & Eisenberg | Chicago, IL          JEFFREY H. BROWN, LUKE W. DEMARTE
 eminent Domain anD                                     JEFFREY J. BAKKER, PATRICIA S. CAIN             Winston & Strawn | Chicago, IL
                                                                                                        STEPHEN P. DURCHSLAG, MARY HUTCHINGS REED
                                                        Perkins Coie | Chicago, IL
 ConDemnation law                                       SUSAN J. DALEY
 Foley & Lardner | Chicago, IL                          Schiff Hardin | Chicago, IL                     enVironmental law
 LAURA L. BILAS                                         EDWARD SPACAPAN, JR.
                                                                                                        Baker & McKenzie | Chicago, IL
 Foran, O’Toole & Burke | Chicago, IL                   Sidley Austin | Chicago, IL                     JOHN W. WATSON
 JOHN J. FORAN                                          BETH J. DICKSTEIN, PRISCILLA E. RYAN,
                                                                                                        Barnes & Thornburg | Chicago, IL
 Neal & Leroy | Chicago, IL                             STEWART R. SHEPHERD
                                                                                                        FREDERIC P. ANDES, ALAN BRUCE WHITE
 MICHAEL D. LEROY, LANGDON D. NEAL                      SNR Denton | Chicago, IL
                                                                                                        Furse Law | Wilmette, IL
 Righeimer Martin & Cinquino | Chicago, IL              PAMELA BAKER
                                                                                                        MARK C. FURSE
 LEO N. CINQUINO                                        Vedder Price | Chicago, IL
                                                                                                        Jenner & Block | Chicago, IL
 Ryan & Ryan | Chicago, IL                              ROBERT J. STUCKER
                                                                                                        BILL S. FORCADE, E. LYNN GRAYSON
 WILLIAM E. RYAN                                        Winston & Strawn | Chicago, IL
                                                                                                        Kelley Drye & Warren | Chicago, IL
                                                        MARLA KREINDLER, LINDA LEMEL HOSEMAN,
                                                                                                        MICHAEL E. RIGNEY
 emPloyee beneFitS (eriSa) law                          MICHAEL S. MELBINGER, MARK S. WEISBERG
                                                                                                        Mayer Brown | Chicago, IL
                                                                                                        JOHN C. BERGHOFF, JR., TIMOTHY S. BISHOP,
 Baker & McKenzie | Chicago, IL                         enerGy law                                      RICHARD F. BULGER
 DAVID W. ELLIS, MAURA ANN MCBREEN
                                                        DLA Piper | Chicago, IL                         Neal, Gerber & Eisenberg | Chicago, IL
 Barnes & Thornburg | Chicago, IL
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Don Schiller of
Schiller Ducanto & fleck llp
            On How the Firm Became a Chicago Family Law Powerhouse




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        riginally intending to work as a personal injury     law, featuring 43 attorneys
        trial lawyer after graduating from law school        across three offices in Lake,
        nearly 45 years ago, Don Schiller began work in      DuPage, and Cook Counties.
        his father’s general practice law office, where he   However hesitantly the firm
got his first taste of a few divorce trials. At the time,    grew, the founders are grateful
divorce attorneys typically worked as solo practitioners     that its size has enabled it to
or merely shared office space with a couple of other         develop internal focuses,
attorneys. Schiller found that each attorney’s cases were    including the distinguished
being siloed from the expertise of his or her colleagues,    appellate department, which
and saw a prime opportunity to reshape the practice          handles precedent-setting
into an entity of itself.                                    appeals for attorneys inside and
    After striking out on his own and gaining some           outside of the firm. “We never
acclaim for his litigation ability, he merged with fellow    really grew for the sake of
attorney Joseph DuCanto, with the intention of               growing. We didn’t hire lawyers
forming a boutique high-asset divorce firm that              hoping cases would come. We
operated like a large firm. “It was unusual for divorce      grew reluctantly, as needed, and
lawyers to have financial skills back then. With both of     we started practicing more and
us bringing business backgrounds to the practice, as         more in the suburban courts,
well as my experience with litigation and Joe’s              and now our additional offices
experience with tax planning and settlements, we             are flourishing,” he says.                                    Standing From Left:The lawyers
                                                                                                                           with the firm from the beginning,
created a synergy that people liked, and we grew.”              Whereas two men originally sought to change the            Arnold B. Stein, Charles J. Fleck,
    Soon after the merger, Charles Fleck, the chief          outward face of the family law practice, now they—and         Joseph N. DuCanto
presiding judge of the Domestic Relations Division of        others at the firm—seek to change the formation of the        Seated: Donald C. Schiller




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the Cook County Circuit Court and a former state             practice itself. The firm’s unique law clerk program
legislator, left the bench and joined the firm as a new
partner. With this addition, the attorneys became more
and more involved in divorce reform and legislation.
                                                             employs law students after their first year of law school,
                                                             providing them with part-time work, summer jobs, and a
                                                             prime spot in the firm’s seemingly perpetual hiring line;
                                                                                                                           “                   e never
                                                                                                                                               really
They saw the passage of no-fault grounds for divorce in      in return, the firm ends up with high retention rates and
Illinois, as well as other statutory reforms, and had been   loyal members, some of whom have reached the level of                             greW
very active in what became the Illinois Marriage and         senior partner. “By hiring primarily from within the law
Dissolution of Marriage Act.                                 clerk program, the students really see what they’re getting        fOr the sake
    As their reputation grew, so did their ranks, ranging    themselves into in a divorce practice, and we have the
from new associates and clerks to several former chief       benefit of seeing the quality of their work so we can make         Of grOWing.”
circuit court judges from nearby counties as well as         fewer hiring mistakes,” says Schiller.                                    –DOn schiller
Cook. According to Schiller, “It was quite an honor to          A further watermark has been left on the legal culture
have people of that caliber join us, and that kind of        of Illinois’ young lawyers through the firm’s support of
thing only endorsed our competence.” Schiller himself        DePaul University’s family law center, the largest of its
began to take on increasingly high-profile, as well as       kind in the nation. Following Mr. Schiller and his
high net-worth cases, finding a particular talent for        colleagues’ consultations and advice during the center’s
representing professional athletes and their wives, and      creation, it was named the Schiller DuCanto & Fleck
eventually becoming President of the Illinois State Bar      Family Law Center. “We made a major commitment to
Association from 1987-1988.                                  them, and they made a major commitment to us in
    Now, Schiller DuCanto & Fleck LLP is the largest         renaming it. We’re very proud that a university like
law firm in the country focusing exclusively on family       DePaul College of Law would feel comfortable bearing
                                                             our name.”
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                                                                                                        Vedder Price | Chicago, IL
  Family law                                          SNR Denton | Chicago, IL
                                                      SAMUEL FIFER, JAMES A. KLENK, NATALIE J. SPEARS
                                                                                                        MICHAEL E. REED
                                                                                                        Wildman, Harrold, Allen & Dixon | Chicago, IL
  Beermann Swerdlove | Chicago, IL                                                                      DOUGLAS R. CARLSON
  MILES N. BEERMANN, HOWARD A. LONDON                 FooD anD beVeraGe law
  Berger Schatz | Chicago, IL                         Siegel Moses & Schoenstadt | Chicago, IL          immiGration law
  MICHAEL J. BERGER                                   MORTON SIEGEL                                     Douglas Bristol | Chicago, IL
  312.782.3456 | Page 4 – 5                                                                             DOUGLAS BRISTOL
                                                      FranChiSe law
                                                                                                        Fragomen, Del Rey, Bernsen and Loewy | Chicago, IL
  Davis Friedman | Chicago, IL                        Barnes & Thornburg | Chicago, IL
  MULLER DAVIS, PAMELA J. HUTUL, LARRY R. KANE,
                                                                                                        MICHAEL F. TURANSICK
                                                      WILLIAM M. MCERLEAN                               312.263.6101 | Page 22
  DORENE MARCUS, JAMES L. RUBENS, ERROL ZAVETT        Cheng Cohen | Chicago, IL
                                                                                                        Kempster, Keller & Lenz-Calvo | Chicago, IL
                                                      AMY CHENG, FREDRIC A. COHEN
  Fischel & Kahn | Chicago, IL                                                                          DONALD B. KEMPSTER
                                                      DLA Piper | Chicago, IL
  FRANCES H. KRASNOW                                  MICHAEL G. BRENNAN, STUART HERSHMAN,
                                                                                                        Masuda, Funai, Eifert & Mitchell | Schaumburg, IL
                                                                                                        KATHLEEN M. GABER
  312.726.0440 | Page 18                              NORMAN M. LEON, MARC P. SEIDLER, JOSEPH W.
                                                                                                        Minsky, McCormick & Hallagan | Chicago, IL
                                                      SHEYKA, JOHN F. VERHEY, DENNIS E. WIECZOREK
                                                                                                        JAMES HALLAGAN, MARGARET H. MCCORMICK
  Gitlin, Busche & Stetler | Woodstock, IL            Greensfelder, Hemker & Gale | Chicago, IL
                                                                                                        Robert D. Ahlgren & Associates | Chicago, IL
  H. JOSEPH GITLIN                                    JOHN R. F. BAER
                                                                                                        ROBERT D. AHLGREN
  Grund & Leavitt | Chicago, IL                       Mayer Brown | Chicago, IL
                                                                                                        Rubman & Compernolle | Chicago, IL
  ARTHUR M. BERMAN                                    LEE N. ABRAMS
                                                                                                        SUSAN COMPERNOLLE
  Jenner & Block | Chicago, IL                        Reed Smith | Chicago, IL
                                                                                                        Sidley Austin | Chicago, IL
  JAMES H. FELDMAN                                    DIANE GREEN-KELLY
                                                                                                        TIMOTHY G. PAYNE
                                                      Schiff Hardin | Chicago, IL
  Katz & Stefani | Chicago, IL                        PAULA J. MORENCY
                                                                                                        Tapia-Ruano & Gunn | Chicago, IL
                                                                                                        CARLINA TAPIA-RUANO
  DANIEL R. STEFANI                                   SNR Denton | Chicago, IL
                                                                                                        Zulkie Partners | Chicago, IL
  312.364.9000 | Page 23                              ALAN H. SILBERMAN
                                                                                                        SUSAN M. MACLEAN, PAUL L. ZULKIE

  Katz, Goldstein & Warren | Bannockburn, IL          GaminG law                                        inFormation teChnoloGy law
  STEPHEN H. KATZ                                     Shefsky & Froelich | Chicago, IL
  Levy & Dubovich | Highland, IN                                                                        Baker & McKenzie | Chicago, IL
                                                      CEZAR M. FROELICH
  DEBRA L. DUBOVICH                                                                                     MICHAEL S. MENSIK
                                                      The Casino Law Group | Chicago, IL
  McDermott Will & Emery | Chicago, IL                                                                  DLA Piper | Chicago, IL
                                                      CORY J. ARONOVITZ
  SANDRA R. MURPHY                                                                                      VINCENT A. SANCHEZ
                                                      Ungaretti & Harris | Chicago, IL
  Nottage and Ward | Chicago, IL                                                                        Gallitano & O’Connor | Barrington, IL
                                                      MICHAEL A. FICARO
  ROSAIRE M. NOTTAGE                                                                                    DENNIS J. GALLITANO, KAREN J. O’ CONNOR
                                                      Vedder Price | Chicago, IL
  Paul J. Bargiel | Chicago, IL                                                                         Holland & Knight | Chicago, IL
                                                      JAMES S. MONTANA, JR.
  PAUL J. BARGIEL                                                                                       LARRY M. ZANGER

  Rinella & Rinella | Chicago, IL                     GoVernment relationS PraCtiCe                     Kirkland & Ellis | Chicago, IL
                                                                                                        GREGG KIRCHHOEFER
  BERNARD B. RINELLA                                  Freeborn & Peters | Chicago, IL                   Mayer Brown | Chicago, IL
  312.236.5454 | Page 17                              ROGER H. BICKEL                                   REBECCA S. EISNER, BRAD L. PETERSON,
                                                      Holland & Knight | Chicago, IL                    PAUL J. N. ROY
                                                      BARBARA A. ADAMS                                  Neal, Gerber & Eisenberg | Chicago, IL
  Rosenfeld, Hafron, Shapiro & Farmer | Chicago, IL
                                                      Mayer Brown | Chicago, IL                         ROBERT M. WEISS
  HOWARD H. ROSENFELD
                                                      JULIAN C. D’ESPOSITO, JR., JOHN A. JANICIK,       Ruth Hill Bro | Hinsdale, IL
  Schiller DuCanto & Fleck | Chicago, IL              DAVID NAREFSKY, MARY B. RICHARDSON-LOWRY          RUTH HILL BRO
                                                      Perkins Coie | Chicago, IL                        Wildman, Harrold, Allen & Dixon | Chicago, IL
  MEIGHAN A. HARMON,                                                                                    THOMAS J. SMEDINGHOFF
                                                      DEMETRIUS E. CARNEY
  BURTON S. HOCHBERG,                                 Quarles & Brady | Chicago, IL
  CLAIRE R. MCKENZIE,                                 SANFORD M. STEIN                                  inSuranCe law
  KAREN PINKERT-LIEB,                                 Roger J. Kiley | Chicago, IL
                                                                                                        Baker & McKenzie | Chicago, IL
  DONALD C. SCHILLER,                                 ROGER J. KILEY, JR.
                                                                                                        EDWARD J. ZULKEY
  SARANE C. SIEWERTH,                                 health Care law                                   Barnes & Thornburg | Chicago, IL
  TANYA J. STANISH,                                                                                     ALAN J. MARTIN
                                                      Baker & McKenzie | Chicago, IL                    Bates & Carey | Chicago, IL
  ARNOLD B. STEIN,                                                                                      ROBERT J. BATES, JR., SCOTT L. CAREY
                                                      THOMAS CAMPBELL
  ANITA M. VENTRELLI                                  Barnes & Thornburg | Chicago, IL
  312.641.5560 | Page 7                               STEPHEN M. FATUM, MARK E. RUST                    Butler Rubin Saltarelli & Boyd | Chicago, IL
                                                      Drinker Biddle & Reath | Chicago, IL              IRA J. BELCOVE,
                                                      KEITH R. ANDERSON, L. EDWARD BRYANT, JR.          R. DOUGLASS BOND,
  Schiller DuCanto & Fleck | Lake Forest, IL          Foley & Lardner | Chicago, IL
                                                                                                        ROBERT N. HERMES,
  CHARLES J. FLECK,                                   ROBERT J. ZIMMERMAN
                                                                                                        JAMES I. RUBIN
                                                      Hogan Marren | Chicago, IL
  CARLTON R. MARCYAN,                                 JOHN P. MARREN                                    312.444.9660 | Page 15
  ERIC L. SCHULMAN,                                   Jones Day | Chicago, IL
  MARIO R. VENTRELLI                                  GERALD M. GRIFFITH
  847.615.8300 | Page 7                               Katten Muchin Rosenman | Chicago, IL              Dewey & LeBoeuf | Chicago, IL
                                                      MICHAEL R. CALLAHAN, D. LOUIS GLASER II,          JAMES R. DWYER, MARK R. GOODMAN
                                                      LAURA K. MARTIN                                   DLA Piper | Chicago, IL
  Schiller DuCanto & Fleck | Wheaton, IL              McDermott Will & Emery | Chicago, IL              DAVID E. MENDELSOHN, STEPHEN W. SCHWAB
                                                      MICHAEL F. ANTHONY, BERNADETTE M. BROCCOLO,
  TIMOTHY M. DAW,                                     ROBERT G. HOBAN, DAVID MARX, JR.,
                                                                                                        Jenner & Block | Chicago, IL
                                                                                                        CHRISTOPHER C. DICKINSON, JOHN H. MATHIAS, JR.
  DAVID H. HOPKINS                                    MICHAEL W. PEREGRINE, ROGER D. STRODE, JR.
                                                                                                        Kirkland & Ellis | Chicago, IL
  630.665.5800 | Page 7                               McGuireWoods | Chicago, IL                        MICHAEL P. FORADAS
                                                      SCOTT BECKER
                                                                                                        Locke Lord Bissell & Liddell | Chicago, IL
  The Gitlin Law Firm | Woodstock, IL                 Neal, Gerber & Eisenberg | Chicago, IL            JON BIASETTI, NICK J. DIGIOVANNI, MICHAEL P. TRIER
  GUNNAR J. GITLIN                                    JEFFREY G. KRAFT
                                                                                                        Mayer Brown | Chicago, IL
  Weiler & Lengle | St. Charles, IL                   Polsinelli Shughart | Chicago, IL                 GEORGE W. CRAVEN, LAWRENCE R. HAMILTON,
  SUSAN B. TATNALL                                    JANE K. MCCAHILL                                  RICHARD W. SHEPRO
                                                      Proskauer Rose | Chicago, IL
                                                      MONTE I. DUBE                                     Meckler Bulger Tilson Marick
  FirSt amenDment law                                 Sidley Austin | Chicago, IL                       & Pearson | Chicago, IL
                                                      JACK R. BIERIG, RICHARD D. RASKIN,
  Foley & Lardner | Chicago, IL                       HONEY JACOBS SKINNER
                                                                                                        MICHAEL M. MARICK,
  MICHAEL M. CONWAY                                   SNR Denton | Chicago, IL                          SCOTT M. SEAMAN
  Jenner & Block | Chicago, IL                        MARY G. WILSON                                    312.474.7900 | Page 13
  DAVID P. SANDERS                                    The Health Law Consultancy | Chicago, IL
  Kenneth E. Kraus | Chicago, IL                      KATHRYN A. ROE, JACK A. ROVNER                    Neal, Gerber & Eisenberg | Chicago, IL
  KENNETH E. KRAUS                                    Ungaretti & Harris | Chicago, IL                  JILL B. BERKELEY, ANGELA R. ELBERT
  Sidley Austin | Chicago, IL                         THOMAS M. FAHEY                                   Pretzel & Stouffer | Chicago, IL
  RICHARD J. O’BRIEN                                                                                    ROBERT MARC CHEMERS

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Bruce Meckler of Meckler Bulger
tilSon Marick & pearSon llp
Selected as One of Chicago’s Best Lawyers by His Peers



a
        trial lawyer by trade, handling high profile, com-          Now, with the help of a team of nearly twenty attor-
        plex litigation and defense, Bruce Meckler is           neys, clerks, and support staff, Mr. Meckler has conduct-
        perhaps best known for his work on legal audit          ed or supervised more that 150 legal bill review audits
        cases, where he has assumed a role as one of the        involving over $2 billion in legal fees, including his work
country’s foremost legal audit attorneys and testifying         in the recent ‘Bratz Dolls’ litigation, which looked at
experts.                                                        more than $140 million of attorneys’ fees. A truly neutral
   Mr. Meckler discovered his unique bailiwick in the           player, he works on both sides of the fence, and has testi-
mid 1980s, when he got involved in the civil/criminal           fied numerous times in support of fees. “The need for
prosecution of a group of lawyers accused of fraud.             quality lawyers that are not afraid to handle large attor-
When the lawyers were convicted, he was asked to help           neys’ fees disputes is really great,” he says.
audit and eventually litigate over the massive attorneys’           Mr. Meckler was recently named to Crain’s Chicago
fees incurred. The moment his feet were wet, more               Business 2010 list of “Who’s Who in Chicago Business”,
cases followed, and a legal auditing practice had sud-          and is in the midst of a four-year term as a member of
denly blossomed. “It’s something that is important, with        Illinois’ nine-member Judicial Inquiry Board. The firm
clients being asked to pay the kind of fees they are            he co-chairs, Meckler Bulger Tilson Marick & Pearson,
being asked to pay,” he says.                                   opened a new office in San Francisco in April.




                                              inSuranCe law, labor anD emPloyment law, ProFeSSional malPraCtiCe law



MeCkLer BuLger tiLson MariCk & Pearson, LLP
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         eckler Bulger Tilson Marick & Pearson LLP (MBT) is one of the                                                                         SeleCteD For inCluSion in
         nation’s leading litigation firms with 100 attorneys practicing in                                                                     c h i c a g o ’S

         Chicago, Dallas, Phoenix and San Francisco. The firm focuses
         in the areas of labor and employment, insurance and legal
         audit, as well as general litigation, professional liability and
         white-collar crime. MBT has achieved both national and
Midwest tier 1 rankings from U.S. News & World Report for its                                                                                   bRiAn w. bulGeR
insurance and employment law practices, and its legal audit group is                                                                           miChAel m. mARiCK
the largest in the nation.                                                                                                                     bRuCe R. meCKleR
                                                                                                                                                sCott m. seAmAn
   The firm represents an impressive roster of Fortune 100 companies,                   Bruce R. Meckler              Joseph E. Tilson          JosePh e. tilson
some of the world’s largest insurance carriers and several prestigious
universities. Fueled by continuous client demand, the firm recently
expanded into the San Francisco market. “It’s been very rewarding to                                                                            JoSEph E. tilSon
watch our firm grow. By strategically augmenting our core group of
lawyers, we’ve had great success in attracting new business as well as
maintaining the majority of our clients who helped us open our doors
                                                                                                                                               labor and EmploYmEnt law
in 1994,” says Co-Chair Bruce Meckler.                                                                                                                 chicago
   Meckler has been selected for inclusion in the 2011 edition of The
Best Lawyers in America®, along with five other MBT partners: Brian
Bulger, Mike Marick, Scott Seaman and Joe Tilson from the Chicago                                                                                ChiCago
                                                                                                                                                  DaLLaS
office and Bob Allen from the Dallas office. Meckler was also named to                   Robert D. Allen              Brian W. Bulger
                                                                                                                                                  phoeNix
Crain’s Chicago Business 2010 list of Who’s Who in Chicago Business and                                                                        SaN FraNCiSCo
he currently serves on Illinois’ Judicial Inquiry Board and on The John                                                                       www.mbtlaw.com
Marshall Law School Board of Trustees.
   Co-Chair Joe Tilson was recently selected as Chicago’s “Lawyer of
the Year” for labor and employment law by Best Lawyers and as one of
the nation’s “Most Powerful Employment Lawyers” by Lawdragon.
Currently he serves on the American Bar Association’s Council, the gov-
erning body of the ABA’s Labor and Employment Law Section. “We’ve
been able to grow and prosper in these challenging economic times
because we are a mid-sized firm that offers large firm sophistication at                Michael M. Marick             Scott M. Seaman
much more affordable rates than our competitors,” Tilson says.
For more info go to www.law.com/chicagobest                                                                                              ChiCago’S BeSt LawyerS 13
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 ROSENTHAL                                                 THOMAS P. ARDEN, SCOTT W. PETERSEN,                      Sidley Austin | Chicago, IL
 Reed Smith | Chicago, IL                                  LARRY M. ZANGER                                          RICHARD A. CEDEROTH, DAVID PRITIKIN
 THOMAS A. MARRINSON, STANLEY C. NARDONI,                  Husch Blackwell | Chicago, IL
 JOHN D. SHUGRUE, JOHN S. VISHNESKI III                    EDWARD D. MANZO                                          international arbitration
 Schiff Hardin | Chicago, IL                               Jenner & Block | Chicago, IL
 DAVID M. SPECTOR                                          HARRY J. ROPER                                           Baker & McKenzie | Chicago, IL
 Sedgwick, Detert, Moran & Arnold | Chicago, IL            Jones Day | Chicago, IL                                  ETHAN A. BERGHOFF, MICHAEL L. MORKIN
 BRUCE D. CELEBREZZE                                       DAVID L. WITCOFF                                         Drinker Biddle & Reath | Chicago, IL
 Sidley Austin | Chicago, IL                               Katten Muchin Rosenman | Chicago, IL                     DAVID N. KAY
 THOMAS D. CUNNINGHAM, MICHAEL P. GOLDMAN,                 FLOYD A. MANDELL, TIMOTHY J. VEZEAU                      Jenner & Block | Chicago, IL
 WILLIAM M. SNEED, SUSAN A. STONE,                         Kirkland & Ellis | Chicago, IL                           LAWRENCE S. SCHANER
 KENNETH R. WYLIE                                          KENNETH R. ADAMO, JAMES M. AMEND,                        John H. Morrison | Evanston, IL
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 Baker & McKenzie | Chicago, IL                            DOUGLAS N. MASTERS
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 HENRY L. BRINKS, TIMOTHY Q. DELANEY, THOMAS J.            Niro, Scavone, Haller & Niro | Chicago, IL               Barnes & Thornburg | Chicago, IL
 FILARSKI, RALPH J. GABRIC, JEROME GILSON, ROY E.          RAYMOND P. NIRO                                          LEE T. POLK
 HOFER, JEROLD A. JACOVER, RICHARD G. LIONE,               Pattishall, McAuliffe, Newbury, Hilliard & Geraldson |   Carmell Charone Widmer Moss & Barr | Chicago, IL
 LAURA BETH MILLER, JAMES P. NAUGHTON, GARY M.             Chicago, IL                                              WILLIAM A. WIDMER III
 ROPSKI, JAMES R. SOBIERAJ, MARY M. SQUYRES                RAYMOND I. GERALDSON, JR., DAVID C. HILLIARD,            Clark Baird Smith | Rosemont, IL
 Cook Alex | Chicago, IL                                   ROBERT M. NEWBURY                                        R. THEODORE CLARK, JR.
 GRANGER COOK, JR.                                         Perkins Coie | Chicago, IL                               Cornfield & Feldman | Chicago, IL
 Dewey & LeBoeuf | Chicago, IL                             MICHAEL O. WARNECKE                                      GILBERT A. CORNFIELD, GILBERT FELDMAN
 KEITH P. SCHOENEBERGER                                    Quarles & Brady | Chicago, IL                            Cullen, Haskins, Nicholson & Menchetti | Chicago, IL
 DLA Piper | Chicago, IL                                   RICHARD W. YOUNG                                         JOHN W. POWERS
 MARK I. FELDMAN, KEITH MEDANSKY                           Rockey, Depke, Lyons & Kitzinger | Chicago, IL           Drinker Biddle & Reath | Chicago, IL
 Drinker Biddle & Reath | Chicago, IL                      ROBERT J. DEPKE, LEWIS T. STEADMAN, SR.                  MARK E. FURLANE
                                                                                                                    Ford & Harrison | Chicago, IL
                                                                                                                    MICHAEL W. DUFFEE, JAMES F. HENDRICKS, JR.,
                                                                                                                    GEORGE J. MATKOV, JR.
                                                                                                                    Franczek Radelet | Chicago, IL
                                                                                                                    JAMES C. FRANCZEK, JR., RONALD J. HEIN, JR.,
                                                                                                                    DAVID P. RADELET
                                                                                                                    Greenberg Traurig | Chicago, IL
                                                                                                                    MICHAEL D. KARPELES
                                                                                                                    Jackson Lewis | Chicago, IL
                                                                                                                    JANE M. MCFETRIDGE
                                                                                                                    Jacobs Burns Orlove & Hernandez | Chicago, IL
                                                                                                                    JOSEPH M. BURNS
                                                                                                                    Jones Day | Chicago, IL
    The attorneys at Johnson & Bell, Ltd. congratulate their colleagues                                             LAWRENCE C. DINARDO
    William V. Johnson, John W. Bell and Brian C. Fetzer for their inclusion in                                     Jules I. Crystal | Chicago, IL
                                                                                                                    JULES I. CRYSTAL
    The Best Lawyers in America® for 2011. Mr. Johnson, Mr. Bell, and Mr. Fetzer                                    Katz, Friedman, Eagle, Eisenstein, Johnson & Bareck |
    were each selected as a Best Lawyer following an exhaustive peer-review                                         Chicago, IL
    process. Mr. Johnson, Mr. Bell, and Mr. Fetzer are three of the more accom-                                     STANLEY EISENSTEIN, HAROLD A. KATZ
    plished trial attorneys in the state of Illinois who have received                                              Laner, Muchin, Dombrow, Becker, Levin and
    repeated recognition for their exemplary legal work and trial results.                                          Tominberg | Chicago, IL
                                                                                                                    JOSEPH M. GAGLIARDO,
                                                                                                                    CARL S. TOMINBERG,
    For more than 35 years, Johnson & Bell, Ltd. has been one of the premier
                                                                                                                    JOSEPH H. YASTROW
    litigation firms in the Midwest. The trial experience of Johnson & Bell                                         312.467.9800 | Page 21
    attorneys is wide-ranging and the firm’s practice areas include business litiga-
                                                                                                                    Law Office of Lori D. Ecker | Chicago, IL
    tion, catastrophic injury, commercial transactions, construction, employment                                    LORI D. ECKER
    law claims, insurance, medical malpractice, municipality, product liability,                                    Levenfeld Pearlstein | Chicago, IL
    professional liability, retail, toxic tort, and transportation.                                                 PETER F. DONATI
                                                                                                                    Littler Mendelson | Chicago, IL
                                                                                                                    BARRY A. HARTSTEIN, GRADY B. MURDOCK
                        Experience. Service. Results. Johnson & Bell, Ltd.                                          Mayer Brown | Chicago, IL
                                                                                                                    MARCIA E. GOODMAN
                                                                                                                    McGuireWoods | Chicago, IL
                                                                                                                    RICHARD E. LIEBERMAN

                                                                                                                    Meckler Bulger Tilson Marick
                                                                                                                    & Pearson | Chicago, IL
                                                                                                                    BRIAN W. BULGER,
                                                                                                                    JOSEPH E. TILSON
                                  33 W. Monroe St., Suite 2700, Chicago, IL 60603                                   312.474.7900 | Page 13
                            ph: 312.372.0770 fax: 312.372.9818 www.johnsonandbell.com
                                                                                                                    Miller, Canfield, Paddock and Stone | Chicago, IL
                                                                                                                    ROBERT T. ZIELINSKI

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  ButLer ruBin saLtareLLi & Boyd LLP




Standing from left: Julie Rodriguez Aldort, David Winters, Randi Ellias, James A. Morsch, Karen M. Borg, Joseph P. Noonan, III, Mark A. Schwartz, Louis J. Aurichio,
Andrew D. Shapiro, Kevin J. O’Brien, Jason S. Dubner, Michael A. Stick, Teresa Snider, Albert E. Fowerbaugh, Jr., Cheryl Tama Oblander. Seated from Left: Ira J. Belcove,
Robert N. Hermes, James I. Rubin, Gerald G. Saltarelli, R. Douglass Bond. Not Pictured: Michael R. Hassan, Catherine E. Isely, Amy B. Kelley.




s
                                                                             SeleCteD For inCluSion in
             inCe its founding in    1980, butler rubin                                                  Rubin is a talented colleague who strives to achieve
                                                                              c h i c a g o ’S
            Saltarelli & Boyd has remained focused on                                                    the best results for our clients,” says partner Robert N.
            its core values–quality, fairness, trust and                                                 Hermes. “Practicing law at Butler Rubin provides each
            commitment. The needs of clients serve as                                                    of us the distinct privilege to serve as trial counsel for
            the guiding force in an environment that                                                     sophisticated clients facing complex legal challenges.”
            promotes teamwork and true collaboration.
            The firm has built a national reputation for                                                 butler rubin represents old republiC insuranCe
            its work in the areas of reinsurance and                            iRA J. belCove           Company and Republic Mortgage Insurance
            complex business disputes, including                              R. douGlAss bond           Company in a number of lawsuits and arbitrations
            antitrust, competition law and opt-out                                                       around the country against banks in disputes concern-
                                                                              RobeRt n. heRmes
antitrust litigation, class actions, defense of corporate                                                ing credit insurance and mortgage insurance. The firm
directors and officers, mortgage insurance, credit                              JAmes i. Rubin           also represents Liberty Mutual in a seminal case pitting
insurance and insolvency matters.                                            GeRAld G. sAltARelli        the worker’s compensation industry against AIG.

“We began our first reinsuranCe matter more than 30 years                                 With its 35 talented attorneys and extraordinary Client
ago and that single case developed into a complex, multi-faceted                          service, Butler Rubin has achieved significant recognition in the
practice,” says partner James I. Rubin. “Today, our reinsurance                           legal industry. In BTI Consulting Group’s 10th annual report, The
practice includes 12 partners,10 associates and a significant num-                        Survey of Client Service Performance for Law Firms: The BTI Client
ber of paraprofessional staff.”                                                           Service A-Team 2011, the firm scored among the highest-rated
                                                                                          law firms for its superior client service. In 2010, the firm was select-
at the same time, the firm began to groW its Complex                                      ed as the number one Illinois law firm for reinsurance matters for
litigation practice, strategically adding areas of service through                        the fifth consecutive year by Chambers USA. Butler Rubin was also
the years to meet client needs. “The ability to have diversity in                         named among the “Best Law Firms” in the country by U.S. News
our practice is personally fulfilling for all of us, but more impor-                      & World Report in 2010. The strong partnership between the firm’s
tantly it makes us better lawyers for our clients,” explains partner                      lawyers and their clients is the key to Butler Rubin’s success.
Gerald Saltarelli.

                                                                                                                                 70 weSt maDiSoN Street, Suite 1800
at butler rubin’s inCeption, a group of partners from one                                                                        ChiCago, iL 60602
of the nation’s largest law firms set out to establish a more                                                                    ph: 312.444.9660 Fax: 312.444.9287
specialized and client-focused law firm. “Every lawyer at Butler                                                                 www.butlerrubin.com
2011 S u r v E Y                  r E S u lt S
 Morgan, Lewis & Bockius | Chicago, IL                    EDWARD T. SWAN, TED ZOOK                             KENNETH W. MILLER, HERBERT S. WANDER
 SARI M. ALAMUDDIN, CHARLES C. JACKSON,                   Paul, Hastings, Janofsky & Walker | Chicago, IL      Kirkland & Ellis | Chicago, IL
 PHILIP A. MISCIMARRA, NINA G. STILLMAN                   BRIAN F. RICHARDS                                    JON A. BALLIS, KEITH S. CROW, CARTER W. EMERSON,
 Neal, Gerber & Eisenberg | Chicago, IL                   Perkins Coie | Chicago, IL                           KEVIN R. EVANICH, R. SCOTT FALK, WILLARD G.
 HARVEY M. ADELSTEIN, HOWARD L. BERNSTEIN,                PHILLIP GORDON                                       FRAUMANN, JEFFREY C. HAMMES, MICHAEL H. KERR,
 GERALD A. GOLDEN, DAVID B. RITTER                        Sidley Austin | Chicago, IL                          SANFORD E. PERL, STEPHEN L. RITCHIE, MATTHEW E.
 Ogletree, Deakins, Nash, Smoak & Stewart | Chicago, IL   S. MICHAEL PECK                                      STEINMETZ, MICHAEL G. TIMMERS
 ROBERT P. CASEY, THOMAS E. DEER,                         Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom | Chicago, IL   Latham & Watkins | Chicago, IL
 ARTHUR B. SMITH, JR.                                     PETER C. KRUPP                                       MARK D. GERSTEIN
 Penny Nathan Kahan & Associates | Chicago, IL                                                                 Mayer Brown | Chicago, IL
 PENNY NATHAN KAHAN                                       maSS tort litiGation                                 EDWARD S. BEST, SCOTT J. DAVIS, JOHN W. NOELL,
 Quarles & Brady | Chicago, IL                                                                                 JR., JOHN R. SAGAN, EDWARD J. SCHNEIDMAN,
 ADRIANNE C. MAZURA                                       Cooney and Conway | Chicago, IL                      RICHARD W. SHEPRO, MARC F. SPERBER,
 Robinson, Curley & Clayton | Chicago, IL                 JOHN D. COONEY                                       PAUL W. THEISS, FREDERICK B. THOMAS
 FAY CLAYTON                                              McDermott Will & Emery | Chicago, IL                 McDermott Will & Emery | Chicago, IL
 Schiff Hardin | Chicago, IL                              MICHAEL A. POPE                                      HELEN R. FRIEDLI, STANLEY H. MEADOWS
 MAX G. BRITTAIN, JR., RALPH A. MORRIS,                                                                        Morgan, Lewis & Bockius | Chicago, IL
                                                          Power Rogers & Smith | Chicago, IL                   NEAL AIZENSTEIN
 PATRICIA COSTELLO SLOVAK, DIANE M. SOUBLY
 Seyfarth Shaw | Chicago, IL                              TODD A. SMITH                                        Paul, Hastings, Janofsky & Walker | Chicago, IL
 KENNETH R. DOLIN, ELAINE S. FOX, JOEL H. KAPLAN,         312.236.9381 | Back Cover                            E. PAUL QUINN, BRIAN F. RICHARDS
 THOMAS J. PISKORSKI                                                                                           Reed Smith | Chicago, IL
 Sidley Austin | Chicago, IL                              Schiff Hardin | Chicago, IL                          FRANK D. BALLANTINE
 BRIAN J. GOLD                                            JOSEPH J. O’HARA, JR., ROBERT H. RILEY, JR.          Ropes & Gray | Chicago, IL
 SNR Denton | Chicago, IL                                 Sidley Austin | Chicago, IL                          JAMES T. LIDBURY
 ROGER T. BRICE, RICHARD L. MARCUS                        MICHAEL W. DAVIS, SARA J. GOURLEY                    Schiff Hardin | Chicago, IL
 The Law Office of Donald J. McNeil | Chicago, IL         Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom | Chicago, IL   ROBERT J. MINKUS
 DONALD J. MCNEIL                                         EDWARD M. CRANE, R. RYAN STOLL                       Sidley Austin | Chicago, IL
 Vedder Price | Chicago, IL                               SNR Denton | Chicago, IL                             LARRY A. BARDEN, PAUL L. CHOI, S. MICHAEL PECK,
 BRUCE R. ALPER, LAWRENCE J. CASAZZA,                     RICHARD L. FENTON                                    IMAD I. QASIM, JOHN J. SABL
 EDWARD C. JEPSON, JR., RICHARD H. SCHNADIG               William J. Harte | Chicago, IL                       Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom | Chicago, IL
 Winston & Strawn | Chicago, IL                           WILLIAM J. HARTE                                     GARY P. CULLEN, BRIAN W. DUWE, SUSAN S. HASSAN,
 COLUMBUS R. GANGEMI, JR., REX L. SESSIONS,               Winston & Strawn | Chicago, IL                       PETER C. KRUPP, WILLIAM R. KUNKEL,
 JOSEPH J. TORRES                                         DAN K. WEBB                                          CHARLES W. MULANEY, JR.
                                                                                                               SNR Denton | Chicago, IL
 lanD uSe & zoninG law                                    meDia law                                            MICHAEL M. FROY
                                                                                                               Winston & Strawn | Chicago, IL
 Daspin & Aument | Chicago, IL                            Mayer Brown | Chicago, IL                            OSCAR A. DAVID, STEVEN J. GAVIN, BRUCE A. TOTH,
 BRIDGET M. O’KEEFE                                       CHRISTIAN F. BINNIG                                  ROBERT F. WALL
 DLA Piper | Chicago, IL
 HAROLD W. FRANCKE, RICHARD F. KLAWITER,                  meDiCal malPraCtiCe law                              mortGaGe banKinG ForeCloSure law
 THEODORE J. NOVAK, DAVID L. REIFMAN,
 PAUL SHADLE                                              Cassiday Schade | Chicago, IL                        Pierce and Associates | Chicago, IL
 Dykema | Chicago, IL                                     RUDOLPH G. SCHADE, JR.                               DENIS B. PIERCE
 ANDREW P. SCOTT
 Foley & Lardner | Chicago, IL                            Clifford Law Offices | Chicago, IL                   muniCiPal law
 DONNA J. PUGH                                            ROBERT A. CLIFFORD,
                                                                                                               Chicago- Kent College of Law | Chicago, IL
 Holland & Knight | Chicago, IL                           KEITH HEBEISEN                                       SHELDON H. NAHMOD
 STEVEN M. ELROD, VICTOR P. FILIPPINI, JR.
                                                          312.899.9090 | Page 2                                Katten Muchin Rosenman | Chicago, IL
 K&L Gates | Chicago, IL
 GRAHAM C. GRADY                                                                                               LEWIS GREENBAUM
                                                          Corboy & Demetrio | Chicago, IL
 Karaganis, White & Magel | Chicago, IL                                                                        Roger J. Kiley | Chicago, IL
                                                          THOMAS A. DEMETRIO
 JOSEPH V. KARAGANIS                                                                                           ROGER J. KILEY, JR.
                                                          Donohue Brown Mathewson & Smyth | Chicago, IL
 Mayer Brown | Chicago, IL                                                                                     Rosenthal, Murphey & Coblentz | Chicago, IL
                                                          RICHARD H. DONOHUE
 IVAN P. KANE                                                                                                  JOHN B. MURPHEY
                                                          Dykema | Chicago, IL
 McGuireWoods | Chicago, IL
 REUBEN L. HEDLUND
                                                          TERRENCE M. BURNS
                                                                                                               mutual FunDS law
 Quarles & Brady | Chicago, IL                            Johnson & Bell | Chicago, IL
                                                                                                               K&L Gates | Chicago, IL
 SANFORD M. STEIN                                         WILLIAM V. JOHNSON                                   CAMERON S. AVERY, PAUL H. DYKSTRA,
 Shefsky & Froelich | Chicago, IL                         312.372.0770 | Page 14                               PAULITA A. PIKE
 JACK GUTHMAN                                                                                                  Lawrence, Kamin, Saunders & Uhlenhop | Chicago, IL
 Thompson Coburn | Chicago, IL                                                                                 PAUL B. UHLENHOP
                                                          Pfaff & Gill | Chicago, IL
 BERNARD I. CITRON                                                                                             Schiff Hardin | Chicago, IL
                                                          BRUCE R. PFAFF
 Ungaretti & Harris | Chicago, IL                                                                              MICHAEL L. MEYER
 RONALD S. COPE
                                                          Power Rogers & Smith | Chicago, IL                   Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom | Chicago, IL
 Vedder Price | Chicago, IL                                                                                    CHARLES B. TAYLOR, WAYNE W. WHALEN
 DANIELLE MELTZER CASSEL                                  JOSEPH A. POWER, JR.,
                                                          TODD A. SMITH                                        non-ProFit/CharitieS law
 leGal malPraCtiCe law                                    312.236.9381 | Back Cover
                                                                                                               Barnes & Thornburg | Chicago, IL
 Baker & McKenzie | Chicago, IL                           Pretzel & Stouffer | Chicago, IL                     PAULA COZZI GOEDERT
 EDWARD J. ZULKEY                                         NEIL K. QUINN                                        Chicago Law Partners | Chicago, IL
 Donohue Brown Mathewson & Smyth | Chicago, IL            Salvi, Schostok & Pritchard | Waukegan, IL           JED R. MANDEL
 DONALD J. BROWN, JR.                                     PATRICK A. SALVI, MICHAEL P. SCHOSTOK                Drinker Biddle & Reath | Chicago, IL
 Figliulo & Silverman | Chicago, IL                                                                            QUIN R. FRAZER
 JAMES R. FIGLIULO
                                                          Williams Montgomery & John | Chicago, IL
                                                                                                               Foley & Lardner | Chicago, IL
 Robert A. Merrick, Jr. | Chicago, IL                     C. BARRY MONTGOMERY                                  JAMES R. HELLIGE
 ROBERT A. MERRICK, JR.                                   312.443.3200 | Page 10                               Jones Day | Chicago, IL
 Sidley Austin | Chicago, IL                                                                                   GERALD M. GRIFFITH
 EUGENE A. SCHOON                                         Winston & Strawn | Chicago, IL                       K&L Gates | Chicago, IL
 Spellmire & Sommer | Chicago, IL                         DAN K. WEBB                                          RICHARD L. SEVCIK
 GEORGE W. SPELLMIRE, JR.                                                                                      Mayer Brown | Chicago, IL
 The Coleman Law Firm | Chicago, IL                       merGerS & aCquiSitionS law                           HOWARD M. MCCUE III
 ROBERT F. COLEMAN                                                                                             Quarles & Brady | Chicago, IL
                                                          Baker & McKenzie | Chicago, IL                       THOMAS E. CHOMICZ, JANICE E. RODGERS,
 leVeraGeD buyoutS anD                                    ROBERT L. BERNER, JR.                                ELAINE WATERHOUSE WILSON
                                                          DLA Piper | Chicago, IL
 PriVate equity law                                       STEVEN V. NAPOLITANO
                                                                                                               Sidley Austin | Chicago, IL
                                                                                                               JACK R. BIERIG, MICHAEL A. CLARK
 Katten Muchin Rosenman | Chicago, IL                     Greenberg Traurig | Chicago, IL
 KENNETH W. MILLER, DAVID R. SHEVITZ,                     PETER H. LIEBERMAN
                                                          Jenner & Block | Chicago, IL
                                                                                                               PerSonal injury litiGation
 WALTER S. WEINBERG
 Kirkland & Ellis | Chicago, IL                           JOSEPH P. GROMACKI                                   Abrahamson Reed & Bilse | Hammond, IN
 JON A. BALLIS, BRUCE I. ETTELSON, KEVIN R.               Jones Day | Chicago, IL                              HAROLD ABRAHAMSON
 EVANICH, JEFFREY C. HAMMES, JACK S. LEVIN,               ELIZABETH CLOUGH KITSLAAR                            Anesi, Ozmon, Rodin, Novak & Kohen | Chicago, IL
 SANFORD E. PERL, STEPHEN L. RITCHIE,                     Katten Muchin Rosenman | Chicago, IL
 JOHN A. SCHOENFELD, MATTHEW E. STEINMETZ,

16 ChiCago’S BeSt LawyerS                                                                                                     For more info go to www.law.com/chicagobest
                                     r
             Family law                         inella  & rinella, ltd. is one of the



 rinella &
                                                oldest family law practices in the country.
                                                Founded in 1932 by Samuel and Kathryn
                                                Rinella, this boutique divorce firm has an
                                                established reputation as a leader in



 r i n e l l a , lt D .
                                                the field of divorce litigation. When the
                                                Rinellas’ son, Bernard B. Rinella, joined
                                                the firm in 1961, he made sure to continue
                                                the firm’s tradition of superior client
                                                service, while bringing to bear his own
                                                extensive knowledge and experience.

                                     “i learned divorCe laW at the dinner table,”
                                     Rinella says. “I always knew I would go into family
                                     law, so I dual majored at the University of Michigan
                                     in psychology and political science and then went to
                                     DePaul Law School for my JD. This is now my 50th
                                     year practicing and I still enjoy the opportunity to take
                                     on different situations every day. ”

                                     rinella & rinella, ltd. handles a multitude of
                                     cases for clients who range from captains of
                                     industry and sports stars, to small-business owners,
                                     professionals and homemakers. The firm’s attorneys
                                     practice in all areas of matrimonial law–including
                                     divorce, prenuptial and postnuptial agreements,
                                     judgment enforcement, custody and support actions,
                                     domestic violence, and parentage actions–and some
                                     have tried cases before the Illinois Supreme Court.

                                     the firm has suCCessfully dealt With many
                                     unique situations, including negotiating child support
                                     awards in high-wealth cases, valuation and division
                                     of complex estates, and invalidating prenuptial
                                     agreements. Its various achievements have attracted
                                     a number of notable clients, including members of
                                     such prominent families as Wrigley, Walgreens, SC
                                     Johnson and Pritzker. “We have the skill and the
                                     knowledge to give our clients an accurate assessment
                                     of what’s involved in the evaluation of a closely held
                                     corporation or business,” Rinella says, “We also have
                                     sources who are some of the best expert witnesses in
                                     the business.”

                                     rinella has been seleCted for inClusion in
                                     The Best Lawyers in America® annually since the
                                     publication’s inception, and he has achieved an
                                     AV-rating from Martindale-Hubbell. In 1998, Town
                                     & Country Magazine named him one of America’s
                                     top ten divorce lawyers, and in 2004 he was selected
                                     as “Fellow of the Year” by the American Academy
 SeleCteD For inCluSion in           of Matrimonial Lawyers. Rinella has also presided as
  c h i c a g o ’S                   president or chairman over a number of prestigious
                                     professional associations.

                                     still, rinella says the foremost benefit of
                                     practicing family law is being able to help people. In
                                     that regard he has established scholarships at DePaul
  beRnARd b. RinellA                 University, the University of Michigan and the National
                                     Outdoor Leadership School. He is also President of
RinellA & RinellA, ltd.              the McGraw Foundation, which awards money to
One n. LaSaLLe Street, Suite 3400    various charities, acts as Chairman of the Board for
ChiCagO, iL 60602
ph: 312.236.5454 fax: 312.236.6975
                                     the Allendale School for Boys and Girls, and is the
www.rinellaandrinella.com            founder of the Bernard B. Rinella, Jr. Learning Center
                                     at Miami University in Oxford, Ohio.
2011 S u r v E Y
 BRUCE M. KOHEN, CURT N. RODIN
                                    r E S u lt S
 Burke, Mahoney, Wise | Chicago, IL                      Power Rogers & Smith | Chicago, IL                        ProDuCt liability litiGation
 KEVIN G. BURKE                                          JOSEPH A. POWER, JR.,
 Clancy Law Offices | Chicago, IL                        LARRY R. ROGERS, SR.,                                     Clifford Law Offices | Chicago, IL
 WENDELL W. CLANCY
                                                         TODD A. SMITH                                             ROBERT A. CLIFFORD
 Clifford Law Offices | Chicago, IL                      312.236.9381 | Back Cover                                 312.899.9090 | Page 2
 ROBERT A. CLIFFORD,
                                                         Pretzel & Stouffer | Chicago, IL
 KEVIN P. DURKIN,                                        NEIL K. QUINN
                                                                                                                   Dykema | Chicago, IL
                                                                                                                   MICHAEL C. BORDERS
 KEITH HEBEISEN                                          Propes & Kaveny | Chicago, IL
                                                                                                                   Mayer Brown | Chicago, IL
 312.899.9090 | Page 2                                   LORNA E. PROPES
                                                                                                                   THOMAS M. DURKIN
                                                         Salvi, Schostok & Pritchard | Waukegan, IL
 Corboy & Demetrio | Chicago, IL                                                                                   Pfaff & Gill | Chicago, IL
                                                         PATRICK A. SALVI, MICHAEL P. SCHOSTOK
 PHILIP H. CORBOY, SR., PHILIP HARNETT CORBOY, JR.,                                                                BRUCE R. PFAFF
                                                         Schuyler, Roche & Crisham | Chicago, IL
 THOMAS A. DEMETRIO, MICHAEL K. DEMETRIO                 THOMAS M. CRISHAM                                         Power Rogers & Smith | Chicago, IL
 Costello, McMahon & Burke | Chicago, IL
 WILLIAM J. BURKE
                                                         Sinas, Dramis, Brake, Boughton & McIntyre | Chicago, IL   TODD A. SMITH
                                                         BRYAN J. WALDMAN
 Hofeld and Schaffner | Chicago, IL                                                                                312.236.9381 | Back Cover
                                                         Smith & DeBonis | Highland, IN
 ALBERT F. HOFELD, HOWARD S. SCHAFFNER                   ANTHONY DEBONIS, JR.
 Holland & Knight | Chicago, IL                          Swanson, Martin & Bell | Chicago, IL                      Pretzel & Stouffer | Chicago, IL
 COLIN P. SMITH                                          KEVIN T. MARTIN                                           NEIL K. QUINN
                                                         The Law Offices of Jeffrey J. Kroll | Chicago, IL         Schuyler, Roche & Crisham | Chicago, IL
 Johnson & Bell | Chicago, IL                                                                                      THOMAS M. CRISHAM
                                                         JEFFREY KROLL
 JOHN W. BELL,                                                                                                     Swanson, Martin & Bell | Chicago, IL
 BRIAN C. FETZER,                                        Williams Montgomery & John | Chicago, IL                  DALE G. WILLS
 WILLIAM V. JOHNSON                                      C. BARRY MONTGOMERY                                       The Gloor Law Group | Chicago, IL
                                                                                                                   D. PATTERSON GLOOR
 312.372.0770 | Page 14                                  312.443.3200 | Page 10
                                                                                                                   Wildman, Harrold, Allen & Dixon | Chicago, IL
                                                                                                                   JAMES P. DORR
 Law Offices of Christopher Patrick Ford | Chicago, IL
 CHRISTOPHER P. FORD                                     PriVate FunDS / heDGe FunDS law                           ProFeSSional malPraCtiCe law
 Lupel & Weininger | Chicago, IL
 WARREN LUPEL                                            Drinker Biddle & Reath | Chicago, IL
                                                                                                                   Dykema | Chicago, IL
 Mayer Brown | Chicago, IL                               DAVID M. MATTESON
                                                                                                                   THOMAS R. HILL
 THOMAS M. DURKIN                                        Katten Muchin Rosenman | Chicago, IL
                                                                                                                   Law Office of Carrie K. Huff | Chicago, IL
                                                         JAMES D. VAN DE GRAAF
 Pavalon & Gifford | Chicago, IL                                                                                   CARRIE K. HUFF
                                                         Kirkland & Ellis | Chicago, IL
 GEOFFREY L. GIFFORD,                                    BRUCE I. ETTELSON, MICHAEL D. PALEY                       Meckler Bulger Tilson Marick
 EUGENE I. PAVALON                                       Mayer Brown | Chicago, IL                                 & Pearson | Chicago, IL
                                                         JOHN W. NOELL, JR.                                        BRUCE R. MECKLER
 312.419.7400 | Page 20
                                                         Ropes & Gray | Chicago, IL
                                                         DEBORAH A. MONSON                                         312.474.7900 | Page 13
 Pfaff & Gill | Chicago, IL
 BRUCE R. PFAFF                                          Sidley Austin | Chicago, IL
                                                         JAMES B. BIERY, JOSEPH H. HARRISON, JR., WILLIAM          O’Hagan Spencer | Chicago, IL
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  HOWARD J. KIRSCHBAUM, HOWARD A. NAGELBERG
  Daspin & Aument | Chicago, IL
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                                                            2011 lawyerS of the year
  DLA Piper | Chicago, IL
  JAMES L. BEARD, ADAM T. BERKOFF, CHARLES L.
  EDWARDS, DAVID GLICKSTEIN, ROBERT H.
  GOLDMAN, PAUL HOMER, HOWARD E. KANE,
  SANDRA Y. KELLMAN, LEE I. MILLER, PORTIA OWEN
  MORRISON, THEODORE J. NOVAK, JEFFREY N.                     BeSt LawyerS haS NameD iNDiviDuaLS aS LawyerS oF the year iN
  OWEN, HAROLD B. POMERANTZ, DAVID L. REIFMAN,
  WILLIAM A. RUDNICK, DAVID B. SICKLE, MARK D.             ChiCago, BaSeD oN their partiCuLarLy high LeveL oF peer reCogNitioN.
  YURA, MARK D. YURÀ
  Drinker Biddle & Reath | Chicago, IL
  MICHAEL F. CSAR, STEPHANIE B. SHELLENBACK,
  HOWARD P. ZWEIG


                                                           Thomas Demetrio
  Dykema | Chicago, IL
  MICHAEL S. KURTZON, MICHAEL F. SEXTON
  Golan & Christie | Chicago, IL
  MARGARET A. CHRISTIE                                                                                                                         the ChiCaGo’S
                                                           Corboy & Demetrio
  Goldberg Kohn | Chicago, IL
  JAMES B. ROSENBLOOM                                                                                                                       lawyerS oF the year
  Grady Pilgrim Christakis Bell | Chicago, IL              MeDical Malpractice law
  STEPHEN B. BELL                                                                                                                  Admiralty & Maritime Lawyer of the Year:
  Hagan & Vidovic | Chicago, IL
                                                                                                                                               Warren J. Marwedel

                                                           W        hen tort
  ROBERT HAGAN
  Holland & Knight | Chicago, IL
                                                                                                                                          Antitrust Lawyer of the Year:
  STEVEN M. ELROD, VICTOR P. FILIPPINI, JR.,                        reform hit                                                                   Nathan P. Eimer
                                                                                                                                     Appellate Practice Lawyer of the Year:
  BRUCE D. LORING                                          Illinois in the mid-                                                                  Hugh C. Griffin
  Jenner & Block | Chicago, IL
  DONALD I. RESNICK                                        1980s, Thomas A.                                                Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights / Insolvency and
  Jones Day | Chicago, IL                                  Demetrio was noth-                                                         Reorganization Lawyer of the Year:
  ROBERT C. LEE                                                                                                                               Francis X. Buckley, Jr.
  K&L Gates | Chicago, IL                                  ing but an active                                                        Bet-the-Company Litigator of the Year:
  TERRENCE E. BUDNY, ROBERT V. FITZSIMMONS,                supporter and partic-                                                                Stephen R. Patton
  THOMAS C. HOMBURGER
                                                           ipant. With a greater                                                 Collaborative Law: Family Lawyer of the Year:
  Katten Muchin Rosenman | Chicago, IL
  DAVID J. BRYANT, DAVID R. DLUGIE, KENNETH M.                                                                                                 Carlton R. Marcyan
  JACOBSON, ALVIN C. KATZ, NINA B. MATIS, KEITH D.
                                                           burden of proof fall-                                                        Construction Lawyer of the Year:
  PASCUS, GREGORY P. L. PIERCE, HOWARD M.                  ing to the plaintiff,                                                                  Ross J. Altman
  RICHARD, MARK C. SIMON, ANDREW D. SMALL,                                                                                          Corporate Governance and Compliance
  MARCIA W. SULLIVAN
                                                           the number of law-                                                                  Lawyer of the Year:
  Kirkland & Ellis | Chicago, IL                           suits filed was drastically reduced, and the sys-                                 Charles W. Mulaney, Jr.
  STEPHEN G. TOMLINSON
  Krasnow Saunders Cornblath | Chicago, IL
                                                           tem was cleared for only the most serious cases                                Corporate Lawyer of the Year:
                                                                                                                                               Herbert S. Wander
  ROBERT M. BERGER, HENRY C. KRASNOW                       that could show deviation from the standard of                            Non-White-Collar Criminal Defense
  Levenfeld Pearlstein | Chicago, IL
  DAVID B. BERZON, MARC S. JOSEPH,                         care. These are the cases that Mr. Demetrio                                         Lawyer of the Year:
  MARK D. PEARLSTEIN, MICHAEL J. TUCHMAN                   fought to ensure reached the courtroom and                                          Michael D. Monico
  Locke Lord Bissell & Liddell | Chicago, IL                                                                                  White-Collar Criminal Defense Lawyer of the Year:
  LOUIS S. COHEN                                           are the only cases that he and his firm take on                                     Charles B. Sklarsky
  Mayer Brown | Chicago, IL                                to this day, rejecting the majority of medical                       Employee Benefits (ERISA) Lawyer of the Year:
  JOHN J. GEAREN, ROBERT E. GORDON, IVAN P. KANE,                                                                                              Herbert W. Krueger
  PAUL E. MEYER, JEFFREY A. USOW                           malpractice cases that come through the door.
                                                                                               Bet-the-Company Litigation – Columbus, OH                      Commercial Litigation – Columbus, OH
                                                                                                                                       Environmental Lawyer of the Year:
  McDermott Will & Emery | Chicago, IL                          Now, nearly forty years into his practice,                                       E. Lynn Grayson
  FRED I. FEINSTEIN
  McGuireWoods | Chicago, IL                               Mr. Demetrio has achieved the success that                                      Family Lawyer of the Year:
                                                                                                                                                  Charles J. Fleck
  PAUL E. FISHER                                           follows such careful selectivity, including the                                Franchise Lawyer of the Year:
  Meltzer, Purtill & Stelle | Chicago, IL
  JOY S. GOLDMAN, WILLIAM J. MITCHELL                      largest wrongful death settlement in Illinois                                      Dennis E. Wieczorek
  Meltzer, Purtill & Stelle | Schaumburg, IL               ($25.25 million), and the largest personal inju-                             Health Care Lawyer of the Year:
  CHARLES L. BYRUM, BRIAN MELTZER                                                                                                                  Jack R. Bierig
  Neal, Gerber & Eisenberg | Chicago, IL                   ry verdict ever upheld by the Illinois Supreme                         Information Technology Lawyer of the Year:
  STEPHEN L. BERGER, IRWIN I. GZESH,                       Court. His credibility within the industry                                        Thomas J. Smedinghoff
  THOMAS J. MCNULTY                                                                                                                 Intellectual Property Lawyer of the Year:
  Paul, Hastings, Janofsky & Walker | Chicago, IL          reflects the respect he has for opponents, judg-                                        Roy E. Hofer
  DANIEL J. PERLMAN                                        es, and defendants themselves, especially in a                         Labor and Employment Lawyer of the Year:
  Perkins Coie | Chicago, IL
  ALEXANDRA R. COLE, EDWARD E. WICKS                       state in which insurance companies are typical-                                       Joseph E. Tilson
                                                                                                                                     Legal Malpractice Lawyer of the Year:
  Pircher, Nichols & Meeks | Chicago, IL                   ly reluctant to settle, and where 80% of all                                          James R. Figliulo
  EUGENE J. M. LEONE, MICHAEL J. MCKEEVER
  Pugh, Jones, Johnson & Quandt | Chicago, IL              medical malpractice cases determined by a jury                                Mass Tort Litigator of the Year:
  LAVON M. JOHNS                                           are in favor of the health care provider. “We                                          Todd A. Smith
  Quarles & Brady | Chicago, IL                                                                                                     Medical Malpractice Lawyer of the Year:
  H. JAMES FOX, ROBERT L. GAMRATH,                         have a very good trial bar in Illinois, Cook                                       Thomas A. Demetrio
  PETER A. SARASEK, THEODORE I. YI                         County specifically. It’s hard to get away with a                      Mergers & Acquisitions Lawyer of the Year:
  Randall & Kenig | Chicago, IL                                                                                                                   Robert F. Wall
  BENJAMIN J. RANDALL                                      specific view or legal argument, or to manipu-                             Personal Injury Litigator of the Year:
  Seyfarth Shaw | Chicago, IL
  MICHAEL D. MISELMAN, JOEL D. RUBIN
                                                           late facts. Everything is done on a very profes-                                         John W. Bell
  Shefsky & Froelich | Chicago, IL                         sional level, and it’s really a pleasure to practice                      Product Liability Litigator of the Year:
  KATHRYN KOVITZ ARNOLD, JACK GUTHMAN,                                                                                                             Bruce R. Pfaff
  ANTHONY R. LICATA
                                                           here,” he says.                                                               Real Estate Lawyer of the Year:
  Sidley Austin | Chicago, IL                                   Mr. Demetrio is a past President of the                                         Patrick G. Moran
  ANTHONY J. AIELLO, VIRGINIA L. ARONSON,
                                                           Chicago Bar Association and the Illinois Trial                       Securities / Capital Markets Lawyer of the Year:
  CHARLES E. SCHRANK, LEE M. SMOLEN                                                                                                            Carter W. Emerson
  SNR Denton | Chicago, IL                                 Lawyers Association, and is a member of the                                       Tax Lawyer of the Year:
  JANA COHEN BARBE, STEVEN R. DAVIDSON, WAYNE
  R. HANNAH, JR., MARK F. MEHLMAN, PATRICK G.
                                                           American College of Trial Lawyers, the                                              Timothy C. Sherck
                                                                                                                                     Trusts and Estates Lawyer of the Year:
  MORAN, ERIC M. SCHILLER, GERALD J. SHERMAN               International Academy of Trial Lawyers, and                                             Susan T. Bart
  The Pape Law Firm | Wheaton, IL
  ARTHUR E. PAPE                                           the Inner Circle of Advocates.                                         Workers’ Compensation Lawyer of the Year:
  Vedder Price | Chicago, IL                                                                                                                     Arnold G. Rubin
  DANIELLE MELTZER CASSEL

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  PavaLon & gifford                                                                                             CommerCial litiGation, PerSonal injury litiGation




                                                                                                   r
                                                                                                           ecognized for their contributions in and out of the courtroom,
                                                                                                           for 30 years, the lawyers of Pavalon & Gifford have focused their
                                                                                                           practice on personal injury and wrongful death cases involving
                                                                                                           medical malpractice, car and truck accidents, commercial and
                                                                                                           general aviation accidents, product and premises liability,
                                                                                                           nursing home neglect and complex commercial litigation.
                                                                                                      Intensely client-focused, the firm devotes significant time to
                                                                                                   in-person meetings with clients to learn the nuances of the case and
                                                                                                   keep clients informed of its progress. Pavalon & Gifford lawyers have
                                                                                                   been involved in many landmark cases that have not only yielded
                                                                                                   multi-million dollar verdicts and settlements for the firm’s clients but
                                                                                                   affect positive change as well, deterring future conduct that may cause
                                                                                                   similar injuries. Pleased with the compensation secured for injured
                                                                                                   clients, founding partners Eugene Pavalon and Geoffrey Gifford are
                                                                                                   most proud of the deterrence factor, which they consider “the
                                                                                                   greatest benefit to society.”
                                                                                                      The firm’s founders have long served in leadership roles in several
                                                                                                   major professional organizations and been honored for their litigation
                                                                                                   prowess. Both Pavalon and Gifford have served as past president of
                                                                                                   the Illinois Trial Lawyers Association and are members of the American
                                                                                                   College of Trial Lawyers and the International Society of Barristers.
                                                                                                   Gifford is the immediate past president of the Illinois Chapter of the
                                                                                                   American Board of Trial Advocates and has been consistently
                                                                                                   selected for inclusion in the Top 100 Illinois Super Lawyers. Pavalon is
SeleCteD For inCluSion in
                                                                                                   an elected member of the International Academy of Trial Lawyers and
 c h i c a g o ’S
                                                                                                   received the lifetime achievement award from the Association of Trial
                                                                                                   Lawyers of America (now the AAJ), of which he is a former president,
                                                                                                   and has been elected to The Inner Circle of Advocates, a membership
                                                                                                   organization limited to the top 100 plaintiffs lawyers in the country.
                            twO nOrth LaSaLLe Street, Suite 1600, ChiCagO, iL 60602                Both Mr. Pavalon and Mr. Gifford have received the Leonard M. Ring
GeoffRey l. GiffoRd (R)     tOLL free: 800.542.0394 ph: 312.419.7400 fax: 312.419.7408
 euGene i. PAvAlon (l)      www.pavgiflaw.com
                                                                                                   Lifetime Achievement Award from the Illinois Trial Lawyers Association.


         Winston & Strawn | Chicago, IL                                                                                    Mayer Brown | Chicago, IL
         MARK G. HENNING, CHRISTOPHER D. MURTAUGH                   SeCuritization anD                                     JAMES R. BARRY, THOMAS W. BOTTOMLEE, GEORGE
                                                                                                                           W. CRAVEN, THOMAS C. DURHAM, WILLIAM A. LEVY,
         SeCuritieS / CaPital marKetS law                           StruCtureD FinanCe law                                 GEORGE A. LUSCOMBE II, WILLIAM A. SCHMALZL,
                                                                    Katten Muchin Rosenman | Chicago, IL                   TIMOTHY C. SHERCK, JOEL V. WILLIAMSON
         Chapman and Cutler | Chicago, IL                                                                                  McDermott Will & Emery | Chicago, IL
                                                                    REID A. MANDEL
         JONATHAN A. KOFF                                                                                                  THOMAS C. BORDERS, JARED KAPLAN,
                                                                    Kirkland & Ellis | Chicago, IL
         Drinker Biddle & Reath | Chicago, IL                                                                              ANDREA S. KRAMER, LOWELL D. YODER
                                                                    KENNETH P. MORRISON
         TROY M. CALKINS                                                                                                   Neal, Gerber & Eisenberg | Chicago, IL
                                                                    Mayer Brown | Chicago, IL
         Foley & Lardner | Chicago, IL                                                                                     JOHN A. BIEK, MARSHALL E. EISENBERG,
                                                                    MARY C. FONTAINE, ROBERT F. HUGI,
         DEWEY B. CRAWFORD                                                                                                 KENNETH L. HARRIS
                                                                    STUART M. LITWIN, GEORGE A. PECOULAS
         Jenner & Block | Chicago, IL                                                                                      Sidley Austin | Chicago, IL
                                                                    Sidley Austin | Chicago, IL
         JOSEPH P. GROMACKI                                                                                                SURESH T. ADVANI, SHARP SORENSEN,
                                                                    THOMAS W. ALBRECHT, THOMAS P. BROWN, WILLIS R.
         Jones Day | Chicago, IL                                    BUCK, JR., KEVIN J. HOCHBERG, GARY B. STERN            JAY H. ZIMBLER
         TIMOTHY J. MELTON                                                                                                 Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom | Chicago, IL
                                                                    Vedder Price | Chicago, IL
         K&L Gates | Chicago, IL                                    DEAN N. GERBER                                         LOUIS S. FREEMAN, JOHN D. RAYIS
         PAUL H. DYKSTRA                                                                                                   SNR Denton | Chicago, IL
         Katten Muchin Rosenman | Chicago, IL
         KARL R. BARNICKOL, LAWRENCE D. LEVIN, HERBERT S.
                                                                    SPortS law                                             THOMAS M. STEPHENS
                                                                                                                           Winston & Strawn | Chicago, IL
         WANDER, ROBERT J. WILD, MARK D. WOOD                       Grippo & Elden | Chicago, IL                           GARY S. COLTON, JR., JAMES M. LYNCH,
         Kirkland & Ellis | Chicago, IL                             JOHN R. MCCAMBRIDGE                                    LOUIS J. WEBER III
         CARTER W. EMERSON, ROBERT M. HAYWARD,                      Mayer Brown | Chicago, IL
         DENNIS M. MYERS, H. KURT VON MOLTKE                        LEE N. ABRAMS, JULIAN C. D’ESPOSITO, JR.,              teChnoloGy law
         Latham & Watkins | Chicago, IL                             DANIEL W. LUTHER
         MARK D. GERSTEIN                                                                                                  Baker & McKenzie | Chicago, IL
         Lawrence, Kamin, Saunders & Uhlenhop | Chicago, IL         tax law                                                MICHAEL S. MENSIK
         PAUL B. UHLENHOP, MICHAEL WISE                                                                                    Drinker Biddle & Reath | Chicago, IL
         Mayer Brown | Chicago, IL                                  Baker & McKenzie | Chicago, IL                         CATHY KISELYAK AUSTIN
         EDWARD S. BEST, ROBERT E. CURLEY, MICHAEL L.               ROBERT J. CUNNINGHAM, GREGG D. LEMEIN,                 Kirkland & Ellis | Chicago, IL
         HERMSEN, WILLIAM R. KUCERA, PHILIP J. NIEHOFF,             RICHARD M. LIPTON, MARK A. OATES                       NEIL S. HIRSHMAN, GREGG KIRCHHOEFER
         JOHN R. SAGAN, JOHN R. SCHMIDT, EDWARD J.                  Drinker Biddle & Reath | Chicago, IL                   Latham & Watkins | Chicago, IL
         SCHNEIDMAN, DAVID A. SCHUETTE, PAUL W. THEISS              GLENN E. FERENCZ                                       MARCELO HALPERN
         McDermott Will & Emery | Chicago, IL                       Foley & Lardner | Chicago, IL                          Mayer Brown | Chicago, IL
         THOMAS J. MURPHY                                           JOHN B. PALMER                                         REBECCA S. EISNER, BRAD L. PETERSON,
         Schiff Hardin | Chicago, IL                                Harrison & Held | Chicago, IL                          PAUL J. N. ROY
         STUART L. GOODMAN, ROBERT J. MINKUS                        STUART DUHL                                            Schopf & Weiss | Chicago, IL
         Shefsky & Froelich | Chicago, IL                           Jones Day | Chicago, IL                                TODD H. FLAMING
         MICHAEL J. CHOATE                                          RONALD G. WEITZ                                        SNR Denton | Chicago, IL
         Sidley Austin | Chicago, IL                                Katten Muchin Rosenman | Chicago, IL                   J. ROSS DOCKSEY, ROSEMARY L. GULLIKSON
         DAVID F. GRAHAM, JOHN J. SABL                              SHELDON I. BANOFF, SAUL E. RUDO
         Ungaretti & Harris | Chicago, IL                           Kirkland & Ellis | Chicago, IL                         truStS anD eStateS
         ALTON B. HARRIS                                            BRUCE L. GELMAN, THOMAS A. GERAGHTY, NATALIE
                                                                    H. KELLER, JACK S. LEVIN, TODD F. MAYNES, DONALD       Burke, Warren, MacKay & Serritella | Chicago, IL
         Winston & Strawn | Chicago, IL
                                                                    E. ROCAP, JEFFREY T. SHEFFIELD, KEITH E. VILLMOW,      KAREN K. MACKAY
         STEVEN J. GAVIN, BRUCE A. TOTH, ROBERT F. WALL
                                                                    WILLIAM R. WELKE, RAYMOND P. WEXLER                    Drinker Biddle & Reath | Chicago, IL
                                                                    Latham & Watkins | Chicago, IL                         QUIN R. FRAZER
                                                                    STEPHEN S. BOWEN, DIANA S. DOYLE,                      Foley & Lardner | Chicago, IL
                                                                    ROGER J. JONES, B. ALAN VAN DYKE                       JOHN T. BROOKS, JAMES R. HELLIGE,

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    WILLIAM C. WEINSHEIMER                                                                                      Kane, Doy & Harrington | Chicago, IL
    Handler Thayer | Chicago, IL                      Venture CaPital law                                       GREGORY E. AHERN
    JARRETT T. BOSTWICK                                                                                         Katz, Friedman, Eagle, Eisenstein, Johnson & Bareck |
    Harrison & Held | Chicago, IL                     Kirkland & Ellis | Chicago, IL                            Chicago, IL
    LOUIS S. HARRISON, BERNARD T. WALL                JACK S. LEVIN                                             PHILIP A. BARECK, RICHARD K. JOHNSON
    Holland & Knight | Chicago, IL                    McDermott Will & Emery | Chicago, IL
                                                      LAURENCE R. BRONSKA, ANDREW W. MCCUNE                     Law Offices of Arnold G. Rubin | Chicago, IL
    ANDREW R. GELMAN, DAVID SHAYNE
    Horwood, Marcus & Berk | Chicago, IL              Perkins Coie | Chicago, IL                                ARNOLD G. RUBIN
    RICHARD M. HORWOOD, JEFFREY A. ZALUDA             KENNETH M. CRANE                                          312.899.8333 | Page 22
    Katten Muchin Rosenman | Chicago, IL                                                                        Maciorowski, Sackmann & Ulrich | Chicago, IL
    MICHAEL O. HARTZ                                  water law                                                 ROBERT E. MACIOROWSKI
    Kirkland & Ellis | Chicago, IL                    Barnes & Thornburg | Chicago, IL                          Nyhan, Bambrick, Kinzie & Lowry | Chicago, IL
    DAVID A. HANDLER                                  FREDERIC P. ANDES                                         WILLIAM A. LOWRY
    Law Office of John D. English | Rosemont, IL                                                                312.629.9800 | Page 22
    JOHN D. ENGLISH
    Levenfeld Pearlstein | Chicago, IL
                                                      worKerS’ ComPenSation law                                 Picha, Salisbury & McCumber | Rockford, IL
                                                                                                                GEORGE J. PICHA
    ROBERT A. ROMANOFF                                Adelson, Testan, Brundo & Jimenez | Chicago, IL
                                                                                                                Presbrey & Associates | Aurora, IL
    Levin Schreder & Carey | Chicago, IL              MICHAEL J. BRENNAN
                                                                                                                KIM EDWARD PRESBREY
    SCOTT BIEBER, TODD J. SCHNEIDER                   Anesi, Ozmon, Rodin, Novak & Kohen | Chicago, IL
                                                                                                                R. Ross Tyrrell | Chicago, IL
    Mayer Brown | Chicago, IL                         DOUGLAS A. COLBY
                                                                                                                R. ROSS TYRRELL
    RICHARD A. CAMPBELL, JAMES A. CASEY, DANIEL W.    Bowman & Corday | Chicago, IL
    LUTHER, HOWARD M. MCCUE III, DONNA E. MORGAN                                                                Spiegel & Cahill | Hinsdale, IL
                                                      JOHN T. BOWMAN, JR.
                                                                                                                PHILLIP J. JOHNSON
    McDermott Will & Emery | Chicago, IL
    DAVID A. BAKER, RICHARD L. DEES, CAROL A.         Brian J. McManus & Associates | Chicago, IL               Steven B. Salk & Associates | Chicago, IL
    HARRINGTON, QUENTIN G. HEISLER, JR., DAVID A.     BRIAN J. MCMANUS, SR.                                     FRANK I. GAUGHAN
    HERPE, NEIL T. KAWASHIMA, RICHARD A. LANG,        312.346.8210 | Page 22                                    Wiedner & McAuliffe | Chicago, IL
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    SCOTT J. BAKAL, SUSAN L. GOLDENBERG, LAWRENCE     PETER D. CORTI                                            Willens Law Offices | Chicago, IL
    I. RICHMAN, MARTIN H. TISH, SALLY L. VENVERLOH    Cronin, Peters & Cook | Chicago, IL                       DAVID B. MENCHETTI
    Schiff Hardin | Chicago, IL                       KENNETH D. PETERS                                         Williams & McCarthy | Rockford, IL
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    KIM A. KAMIN                                      GEORGE J. CULLEN, CHARLES G. HASKINS, JR.,
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    KIRK A. HOOPINGARNER                              PETER J. FLOWERS
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    CHRISTINE A. ALBRIGHT, MICHAEL K. MOYERS          Garofalo, Schreiber, Hart & Storm | Chicago, IL
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Laner, MuChin, doMBrow, BeCker, Levin and toMinBerg, Ltd.
                         labor anD emPloyment law




t
      he attorneys at Laner Muchin are highly experienced
      problem-solvers. Founded in 1945, the firm is one of the
      oldest and largest law firms in the country dedicated
      exclusively to the representation of employers in the areas
      of labor and employment law, employment litigation,
      business immigration and employee benefits.
   “The firm prides itself on staffing cases very efficiently and really
being bottom line sensitive,” says Managing Partner, Joe Gagliardo.
“We are relationship builders who understand how we fit into our
clients’ bigger picture, and we work continuously to promote their
goals. We seek to resolve our client’s problems, not make a living
off them.”
   According to firm President, Carl Tominberg, the firm’s creativity
and pragmatism has helped it secure many high-profile clients such as
the Trump Organization, the State of Illinois, the Chicago Bulls, the
Chicago White Sox and Harpo Productions. Approximately, one-third
of the firm’s work results from retainer relationships with clients where
the firm is under an extended agreement to provide ongoing services.                                                                                   SeleCteD For inCluSion in
Many of the firm’s clients have been with the firm for 30 years or more.                                                                                c h i c a g o ’S
   A key to the firm’s client loyalty has been its dedication to client
service as exemplified by its unique Two Hour Commitment whereby
the firm guarantees that every client phone call will be returned within
two hours or less.“This type of institutional commitment is unheard of
in the legal profession,” says Joe Yastrow, the firm’s Chief Marketing                                                                                JosePh m. GAGliARdo (C)
Officer, “No other firm we have encountered has ever attempted to                                                                                       CARl s. tominbeRG (l)
duplicate it.”                                                                                                                                         JosePh h. yAstRow (R)
   The firm’s emphasis on unparalleled service has led to recognition
                                                                                                                                                     515 nOrth State Street
for many of its attorneys in publications such as The Leading Lawyers                                                                                Suite 2800
Network, Super Lawyers and Chambers and Partners. In addition,                                                                                       ChiCagO, iL 60654
Tominberg, Yastrow and Gagliardo, have been selected for inclusion                                                                                   ph: 312.467.9800
in multiple editions of The Best Lawyers in America®, including the                                                                                  fax: 312.467.9479
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2011 edition.
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CRAiG tobin
                                  criminal dEfEnSE: non-whitE-collar                                                                      PeteR J. floweRs
                            As one of a select group of lawyers voted into Best Lawyers for two decades,                                                             Medical Malpractice,
                            Craig Tobin is recognized as one of the best trial lawyers in the United States.                                                         Medical Devices
                            He represents clients in high-profile and often highly publicized criminal and                                                           workErS’ compEnSation law
                            civil matters. For more than 25 years, Tobin and his partners have recovered                                                        Pete Flowers concentrates his practice
                            or protected hundreds of millions of dollars in clients’ funds and assets. When Mr.                                                 in the representation of people cata-
                            Tobin left the elite Homicide Task Force at the Cook County Public Defender’s                                                       strophically injured by medical mal-
                                                                                                                                                                practice, defective medical devices/
                            Office in the early 1980’s, he formed what is now the nationally recognized                                                         drugs, and automobile/truck crashes.
                            Chicago and Washington, DC—based trial law firm boutique Tobin & Muñoz                                         Over his career, Pete has recovered millions of dollars for
                            (www.barristers.com). He was joined by former criminal court Judge, The                                        his clients through trials and settlements. He’s an Illinois
  Honorable Robert J. Collins, whom The Chicago Tribune called ‘the standard by which all other judges                                     Super Lawyer in the area of medical malpractice, a
                                                                                                                                           Leading Lawyer in Illinois, a member of both the Million
  should be measured’. Former First Assistant Secretary of the United States Treasury (Clinton Administration)                             Dollar Advocate Forum for resolving many cases in excess
  George Muñoz joined the firm soon after, leading the firm’s national and international business practice.                                of $1 million, and the Verdict Club. Pete belongs to
  Muñoz is also a past-President of the United States Government’s Overseas Private Investment Corporation.                                many legal organizations including Illinois Trial Lawyers
                                                                                                                                           Association (President 2009-2010), AAJ, and Illinois State
  The firm concentrates its practice in:                                                                                                   Bar Association (currently on Bar Foundation Board). Pete
  . Complex Civil Litigation                     . Regulatory Matters                                                                      is admitted to practice in Illinois, numerous other states
                                                                                                                                           (including Massachusetts, Florida, and Pennsylvania) and
  . Catastrophic Injury                          . Criminal Representation                                                                 many Federal courts.
  . National/International Business
                                                                                                                                           Peter J. Flowers
                                                                                                                                           30 North LaSalle Street, Suite 2340, Chicago, IL 60602
  T ObIN & M uñOz                                                                                                                          3 North Second Street, Suite 300 St. Charles, IL 60174
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  3 first NatioNal plaza, suite 1950 • ChiCago, illiNois 60602-4298                                                                        www.foote-meyers.com
  ph: 312.641.1321 fax. 312.641.5220 • www.barristers.Com                                                                                  pjf@foote-meyers.com




Kevin m. foRde                                                           williAm A. lowRy                                                 bRiAn J. mCmAnus
                        appEllatE law,                                                        workErS’ compEnSation law                                              workErS’ compEnSation law
                        bEt-thE-companY litigation,
                        commErcial litigation                                                  William A. Lowry is a Shareholder and                              Brian J. McManus & Associates Ltd
                        Kevin Forde’s practice is limited to                                   Managing Partner of Nyhan, Bambrick,                               handles exclusively all serious work
                        select litigation and appeals. In addi-                                Kinzie & Lowry, PC, a Chicago law firm                             related accidents as well as serious
                        tion to his consistent listing in The Best                             with 32 attorneys. Bill was admitted to                            injuries which occur outside the work-
                        Lawyers in America®, Kevin has been                                    the bar in Illinois and U.S. District                              place. Brian J. McManus has handled
                        rated among Illinois Super Lawyers                                     Court, Northern District of Illinois, in                           numerous multimillion dollar personal
    (including two years in the top ten). His clients include                                  1988. His areas of specialty are trial                             injury claims which were tried to
    individuals, major corporations and leading Chicago law                and appellate practice in Workers’ Compensation and              verdict as well as numerous other cases which were
    firms. He is counsel to the Federal Judges Association and             Employer Liability Law. He has authored “The Expansion           resolved at various other stages of the litigation process.
    has represented the FJA in a number of courts, including               of the Accidental Injury Concept in Repetitive Trauma            In addition, he has made numerous significant contribu-
    the U.S. Supreme Court. He successfully argued in the U.S.             Cases”ISIA Bulletin (January, 1989) and “Mental-to-              tions to the development of personal injury law in the
    Supreme Court for a group of federal judges who won a                  Mental Stress Claims in Illinois Bar Journal (April, 1992)       State of Illinois with celebrated Supreme Court and
    constitutional claim to cost-of-living adjustments, resulting          and has lectured at many seminars. He is on the Board of         Appellate Court decisions. Mr. McManus has dedicated
    in back pay awards of over $10 million. He also successfully           Trustees at Lake Forest College, Chicago Children’s              the majority of his work life to protecting the rights of
    argued a similar case for Illinois judges. Most recently, he           Museum and The Ancona School. He received his B.A.               the victims of all forms of negligence and remains deter-
    represented Chicago’s new Mayor and former White                       degree from Lake Forest College in 1984 and his J.D.             mined to make sure the scales of Justice remain fair for
    House Chief-of-Staff Rahm Emmanuel, when his residency                 degree from Loyola University of Chicago in 1987. Since          all at this time in history when the pressure from
    and right to seek the Office was challenged. The case was              then, he has joined the Board of Govenors for Loyola             Corporate America and the insurance industry to cancel
    decided by the Illinois Supreme Court. Kevin is a past-                School of Law Chicago.                                           the injuried’s right to civil justice is at its greatest height.
    President of the Chicago Bar Association and Fellow of the
    American College of Trial Lawyers.                                                                                                      Brian J. MCManus & assoCiates ltD
                                                                           nyhan, BaMBriCK, Kinzie & lowry, PC                              30 North LaSalle, Suite 2126
    Kevin M. ForDe, ltD.                                                   20 N. Clark Street, Suite 1000                                   Chicago, IL 60602
    111 West Washington Street, Suite 1100, Chicago, IL 60602              Chicago, IL 60602-4195                                           ph: 312.346.8210
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    Family law



Katz & SteFani, llC

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                                                                                                       P. André Katz
                                                                                                       and Daniel R. Stefani
          atz   & stefani, llC is a family laW firm Committed to effiCiently helping Clients
           resolve emotional family issues in a calm and dignified manner. Recognizing that
           divorce is “a very personal business,” the firm’s lawyers limit their case load, allowing
           them to give clients significant personal attention. “You need to be comfortable with
           your divorce lawyer and you need to know you can get in touch with him or her,”
           explains founding partner Daniel R. Stefani. Combining their total of 37 years working
           in family law at some of the largest firms in Illinois, Stefani joined P. André Katz to       SeleCteD For inCluSion in
           form Katz & Stefani in 2008. Serving high profile and high net worth individuals in pre-       c h i c a g o ’S
           marital and divorce matters, the firm’s lawyers are particularly attentive to maintaining
           the privacy of these individuals. Its partners’ strong business, financial, tax and
           accounting backgrounds provide a valuable resource for understanding the complexi-
ties of business valuations, employee benefits, retirement planning and other financial issues
that arise in divorces involving high net worth individuals.
                                                                                                          dAniel R. stefAni
although skilled and experienCed litigators, katz & stefani’s founders believe that not
every case needs to be litigated. The firm’s lawyers strive to resolve cases “in the conference
room rather than the courtroom,” utilizing alternative dispute resolution methods. Katz & Stefani
lawyers are experienced in navigating the complicated waters of interstate and international
custody disputes implicating the laws of multiple jurisdictions, the Hague Convention and the
Uniform Child Custody Jurisdiction Enforcement Act. Sensitive to issues of parental alienation,        222 nOrth LaSaLLe Street
                                                                                                       Suite 2150
the firm works with mental health professionals to identify and address the issue as soon as           ChiCagO, iL 60601
possible. Katz & Stefani lawyers are also adept at negotiating and crafting both premarital and        ph: 312.364.9000
postnuptial agreements. The firm’s 11-attorney roster includes a former public defender, partner       fax: 312.364.9035

David Ainley, and an experienced appellate attorney, partner Amanda Clayman, and an experi-            2201 waukegan rOad
enced litigator in high stakes divorces, partner Jacqueline Torshen. The firm is also proud to an-     Suite 160
nounce that Shawn Bersson has become a partner with the firm. Shawn has extensive experience           BannOCkBurn, iL 60015
                                                                                                       ph: 847.914.0500
in complex litigation relating to family and custody issues in divorce matters.
                                                                                                       www.katzstefani.com
both katz and stefani take a leadership role Within their speCialty, leCturing and publishing
frequently on the topic of family law. Stefani writes a regular column on family law for Chicago
Lawyer® and Illinois House Speaker, Michael J. Madigan, has appointed Katz as Chairman of the
Family Law Study Committee, tasked with rewriting the Illinois Divorce Statute which has now
been submitted to Springfield.
                            meDiCal malPraCtiCe law, PerSonal injury litiGation, ProDuCt liability litiGation



             Power roGerS & Smith PC



                                                                                                                                   SeleCteD For inCluSion in
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                                                                                                                                   JosePh A. PoweR, JR.
Standing From Left: Thomas M. Power, Sean M. Houlihan, Carolyn Daley Scott, Brian LaCien, Devon C. Bruce, Larry R. Rogers, Jr.,    lARRy R. RoGeRs, sR.
Joseph W. Balesteri. Seated From Left: Thomas G. Siracusa, Joseph A. Power, Jr., Larry R. Rogers, Sr., Todd A. Smith                  todd A. smith




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          oWer rogers & smith has a long history of                         Illinois Bar Association and the Association of Trial Lawyers of
          achieving record-setting verdicts and settlements in              America.
          medical malpractice, wrongful death and personal injury
          cases. In the last three years, the firm has secured $300         poWer rogers & smith’s suCCesses are noteWorthy not only
          million in settlements and verdicts for its clients. In 25        for the record-setting compensation obtained for clients in jury
          years of practice, the firm’s lawyers have handled cases          verdicts and settlements but also for the breadth of legal issues
          involving construction and motor vehicle accidents,               and injuries implicated. The firm’s notable verdicts and settle-
          aviation and train accidents, brain injuries, medical mal-        ments include:
          practice, birth injuries, drug and product liability cases.       ➤ $100 million settlement for a trucking case involving the
                                                                               deaths of six children
the firm’s 11 laWyers do not shy aWay from the most                         ➤ $55.4 million jury verdict in a medical malpractice
difficult cases and are comfortable in the spotlight, having                   brain injury case
managed many high profile cases receiving local and national                ➤ $40 million settlement in trucking case
media attention. Among their many honors and awards Joseph                  ➤ $20 million settlement for a 19-year old surgery patient
A. Power, Jr., Larry R. Rogers, Sr. and Todd A. Smith were selected            suffering an air embolism and brain injury
for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America® for 2010 and Power            ➤ $7.5 million jury verdict in case involving lack of
was also selected as the top personal injury and consumer lawyer               informed consent
in Best Lawyers. Power and Smith were both invited to join the              ➤ $18 million settlement in birth injury case
Inner Circle of Advocates, whose membership is limited to the               ➤ $7 million awarded in a defamation case
100 best trial lawyers in the United States. Rogers was named               ➤ $11.5 million settlement in aviation-related case
one of the top 10 litigators in the nation for 1999 by The National         ➤ $27 million jury verdict in product liability case
Law Journal.                                                                ➤ $18.5 million jury verdict for failure to diagnose a
                                                                               medical problem
the firm’s Commitment to representing Clients faCing                        ➤ $10.6 million settlement of psychiatric malpractice case
serious and even catastrophic injuries is matched by a dedication
to serving the legal profession as well. The firm’s partners have            PoweR RoGeRs & smith PC
served in leadership roles for both local and national professional          three first NatioNal plaza • 70 west madisoN street, 55th floor
                                                                             ChiCago, iL 60602
organizations such as the Illinois Trial Lawyers Association, the            ph: 312.236.9381 • www.prslaw.com

				
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