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Dean's Council

The DePaul University College of Law Dean's Council is an advisory board consisting of alumni from various areas of the law practice. Individuals are nominated for membership by the dean of the College of Law and the Nominating Committee. A Dean's Council member's term is three years, subject to annual renewal.

Members of the Dean's Council advise and assist the dean as requested. Additional responsibilities include: promoting the image of the College of Law; increasing the College's outreach to law firms and alumni; advancing the mission of the College of Law through participation in raising external funds, including making an annual personal gift; increasing the interaction between the faculty and the legal world; engaging current students through increased alumni interaction; and attracting prominent attorneys to the campus as guest lecturers.

Chair
Ms. Michele Jochner JD '90, LLM '92

Partner
Schiller DuCanto & Fleck

Vice-Chair
Ms. Karina Ayala-Bermejo '98

President/CEO
Instituto del Progreso Latino

Immediate Past Chair
Mr. George Pearce '79

Partner
Holland & Knight LLP

Dean's Council Members:
Ms. Heather Adams '12
Of Counsel
Ice Miller

Ms. Aurora Austriaco '90
Shareholder
Valentine Austriaco & Bueschel

Ms. Nicole Auerbach '93
Founding Partner
Valorem Law Group

Mr. Norman B. Berger '81
Senior Counsel
Gensburg Calandriello & Kanter

Mr. Michael Bergmann '02
Executive Director
Public Interest Law Initiative

Mr. Joseph G. Bisceglia '73
Partner
Jenner & Block

Ms. Noelle Brennan '95
Partner/Owner
Noelle Brennan & Associates

Mr. Geoffrey Burkhart '08
Executive Director
Texas Indigent Defense Commission

The Honorable Kirk Dillard '82
Partner
Locke Lord LLP

Mr. Thomas M. Fahey '80
Partner
Nixon Peabody

Mr. Edward I. Grossman '81
Senior Counsel
Chicago Legal Clinic

Mr. Christopher Hession ‘97
DePaul Law Alumni Engagement Board President/Attorney
Hession & Associates, Ltd.

Mr. Shawn Kasserman '90
Partner
Tomasik Kotin Kasserman

Mr. Timothy P. Knight '90
President
troncX

The Honorable Bertina E. Lampkin '74
Appellate Judge
State of Illinois Appellate Court

Mr. George Lattas '08
Attorney
Law Office of George Lattas

Ms. Sarah LaVoi '08
Assistant Deputy General Counsel
Publicis Groupe

Mr. Charles Lichtman '80
Partner
Berger Singerman

The Honorable Margaret Stanton McBride '76
Appellate Judge
State of Illinois Appellate Court

Ms. Robin McCue '98
Partner
Kirkland & Ellis

The Honorable Dennis M. McGuire '85
Judge
Circuit Courts of Cook County

Ms. Carla R. Michelotti '75
Consultant
Carla Michelotti LLC

Mr. Donald Mrozek '73
Partner
Hinshaw & Culbertson

The Honorable Gregory M. O'Brien '77
Retired
Circuit Courts of Cook County

Mr. Brian Rankin '88
Vice President, Senior Deputy General Counsel
Comcast Corporation

Ms. Kendra Roberts '08
General Counsel
AIG

Mr. Larry Rogers, Sr. '83
Partner
Powers Rogers & Smith PC

Mr. William Ryan '75
Founding Partner
Ryan & Ryan

Mr. Theodore Schmidt '73
Partner
Schmidt Salzman & Moran Ltd.

Mr. Craig Smith JD'80, LLM '83
Retired
Mizkan Americas, Inc.

Mr. Phillip Stern '75
Of Counsel
Neal, Gerber & Eisenberg

Mr. John Sciaccotta '87
Member
Aronberg Goldgehn

Ms. Gabrielle S. Stormo '03
Attorney
Stormo Law, LLC

The Honorable Franklin Valderrama '88
Associate Judge
Circuit Courts of Cook County

Honorary Dean's Council

The Honorable William J. Bauer '52

The Honorable Edward M. Burke, Sr. '68

Mr. Barry Chatz '87

Mr. Robert A. Clifford '76

Mr. Philip H. Corboy, Jr. '77

The Honorable Richard M. Daley '68

Mr. Jack M. Greenberg '68

Mr. Errol R. Halperin '67

Mr. John W. Martin, Jr. '61

Mr. Bernard B. Rinella '61

Mr. Donald C. Schiller '66

The Honorable John Simon '67

Mr. Samuel K. Skinner '66

Mr. Thomas M. Tully '63


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