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Class Notes


Fr. Michael A. Mascari, O.P. ('78) has joined the board of Providence College, in Providence, R.I.


Suzanne L. Shier (LLM '97) has joined the trusts and estates group of Chicago-based Levenfeld Pearlstein LLC as of counsel.

Tanya E. Brady ('99) is one of's Women, Influence & Power in Law 2020. She is senior vice president and general counsel for the Phillips Edison & Company.


Ryan P. Theriault (SCPS '03, JD '07), a partner at Meyers & Flowers LLC, was elected third vice president of the Illinois Bar Foundation.

Lawrence E. James, Jr. ('06) has joined the Chicago office of Barnes & Thornburg as a partner in its intellectual property department.

Kathy Purnell, PhD ('08) was appointed by Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer to the Black Leadership Advisory Council, which will develop and recommend policies to address racial inequity in Michigan. She is a staff attorney with Justice for Our Neighbors-Michigan, a nonprofit that provides immigration legal services.


Salma A. Khaleq ('10) has been named to Crain's Chicago Business' 40 Under 40 list for 2020. She is vice president of provider strategy and partnerships for Blue Cross/Blue Shield of Illinois.

Shaina P. Wolfe ('16) has joined Dentons Bingham Greenebaum as a managing associate. She practices labor and employment and business litigation in the Indianapolis office.​

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