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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

Retired
Holland & Knight LLP

Dean's Council Members:
Ms. Lisa Acevedo '95
Shareholder
Polsinelli PC

Ms. Heather Adams '12
Of Counsel
Ice Miller

Ms. Aurora Austriaco '90
Shareholder
Valentine Austriaco & Bueschel

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

The Honorable Kirk Dillard '82
Partner
Locke Lord LLP

The Honorable Thomas Durkin '78
Federal Judge
U.S. District Court - Northern District of Illinois

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

Mr. Shawn Kasserman '90
Partner
Tomasik Kotin Kasserman

Mr. Timothy P. Knight '90
Chief Executive Officer
Tribune Publishing Company

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

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

Mr. Charles Lichtman '80
Partner
Berger Singerman

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

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
Chairman Emeritus
Hinshaw & Culbertson

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

Ms. Samantha Odyniec '15
DePaul Law Alumni Engagement Board President
Foley & Mansfield

Ms. Meredith Ritchie '90
Vice President, General Counsel & Chief Ethics Officer
Alliant Credit Union

Ms. Jamie Rhee '00
Commissioner
Chicago Department of Aviation

Ms. Kendra Roberts '08
General Counsel
AIG

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

Mr. Patrick Ross '08
Attorney
Ross Law Firm

Mr. William Ryan '75
Founding Partner
Ryan & Ryan

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

The Honorable Craig Smith JD'80, LLM '83
Judge Pro Tem
Maricopa County Trial Courts

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

Mr. Matthew Williams '98
Partner
Salvi Schostok & Pritchard

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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