SPEAKERS

2017 SPEAKERS

KEYNOTE SPEAKER 

JAN SCHLICHTMANN, ESQ.
Environmental Attorney whose legal career was chronicled 
in the major motion picture A Civil Action

CO-CHAIR SPEAKERS

Dennis Garcia

DENNIS GARCIA
MICROSOFT
Assistant General Counsel

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BLAIR TODT
HCSC
Senior Vice President, Chief Legal Officer and Corporate Secretary 

SPEAKERS

Jim Ballowe

JIM BALLOWE
ESQUIRE DEPOSITION SOLUTIONS, LLC
Chief Information Officer

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LORI BOWMAN
OLGLETREE DEAKINS
Shareholder

Jodi Caro


JODI J. CARO

ULTA SALON, COSMETICS & FRAGRANCE, INC.
General Counsel and Corporate Secretary

Sal Carranza

SALVADOR CARRANZA
FREEBORN & PETERS, LLP
Partner

Kevin Cloutier

KEVIN CLOUTIER
SHEPPARDMULLIN
Partner

John Collins

JOHN P. COLLINS
DTI
Director of Information Governance & Office 365 Consulting, Legal Services 

William Daley

WILLIAM J. DALEY
CONAGRA BRANDS
Vice President & Chief Counsel – Labor, Employment & Compliance

Art Ehuan

ART EHUAN
ALVAREZ & MARSAL DISPUTES AND INVESTIGATIONS, LLC
Managing Director

Ilese Flamm


ILESE FLAMM

DONLEN
Senior Vice President, General Counsel and Corporate Secretary

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DEBORAH GERSH
ROPES & GRAY
Partner

Deborah Golden


DEBORAH A. GOLDEN

GATX CORPORATION
Executive Vice President, General Counsel and Corporate Secretary

Dean Gonsowski

DEAN GONSOWSKI
KCURA
Vice President of Business Development

Marilyn Hanzal

MARILYN HANZAL
ILLINOIS HEALTH AND HOSPITAL ASSOCIATION 
Vice President and Deputy General Counsel

Harris

JONATHAN HARRIS
AXINN, VELTROP & HARKRIDER LLP
Partner

Mark Jaeger


MARK S. JAEGER

JOCKEY INTERNATIONAL, INC.
Senior Vice President – Human Resources, General Counsel & Secretary

Matthew Joyce

MATTHEW JOYCE
CPA GLOBAL
National Account Sales Manager

Kim Krugman

KIMBERLY KRUGMAN
JONES LANG LASALLE AMERICAS, INC.
Vice President, Chief Counsel, Brokerage Services

Raj Laud

RAJNAH “RAJ’ LAUD
NORTHERN DISTRICT OF ILLINOIS
Assistant U.S. Attorney

Craig Martin


CRAIG C. MARTIN
JENNER & BLOCK
Chair, Litigation Department

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NATALIE NATHANSON
JACKSON LEWIS P.C.
Principal

CHERYL D. ORR

CHERYL D. ORR
DRINKER BIDDLE & REATH LLP
Partner

Nancy Paridy

NANCY PARIDY
SHIRLEY RYAN ABILITYLAB
SVP, Chief Administrative Officer

Daniel Pelc

DANIEL P. PELC
NIGHTOWL DISCOVERY
Senior Consultant for Discovery Management

Skylar Sherwood

SKYLAR SHERWOOD
FOX ROTHSCHILD LLP
Partner

Sam Siegfried

SAM SIEGFRIED
RUSH UNIVERSITY MEDICAL CENTER
Assistant General Counsel

Brandon Spurlock

BRANDON SPURLOCK
STRATEGIC LEGAL SOLUTIONS
SVP Operations & Client Relations

KRISTOFER SWANSON


KRISTOFER SWANSON

CRA CHARLES RIVER ASSOCIATES
Vice President

Luke-Tenery

LUKE TENERY
ANKURA
Senior Managing Director

Kyle Vasquez

KYLE A. VASQUEZ
POLSINELLI
Shareholder

Matthew Walch

MATTHEW W. WALCH
LATHAM & WATKINS LLP
Partner

WERNER

MICHELLE M. WARNER
USG CORPORATION 
Senior Vice President, General Counsel Corporate Secretary 

Michael Weiner

MICHAEL WEINER
CITADEL LLC
Deputy General Counsel 

Erika Wilson

ERIKA WILSON
CABOT MICROELECTRONICS
Chief IP Counsel

Mike Young

MIKE YOUNG
ROCHE DIAGNOSTICS OPERATIONS INC.
Vice President and Chief Intellectual Property Counsel