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Morgan J. Ordman
Morgan J. Ordman
Morgan J. Ordman, 75, passed away peacefully Saturday, August 26, 2017, surrounded by family at his residence. Morgan was highly respected as an astute tax and business attorney and served as a trusted mentor and adviser to many colleagues in the legal community. He was a passionate and knowledgeable Chicago sports fan, with particular loyalty to the Cubs and Bears. Morgan was very devoted to his children, Michelle Rhine and Lee Ordman,  and his grandson, Jaxon Rhine. 

Morgan was born August 9, 1942, in Berwyn, Illinois. He graduated with honors from DePauw University in 1963, and received his J.D. degree from the University of Chicago Law School in 1966. Upon his graduation from law school, Morgan joined the Chicago law firm that eventually became known as McBride Baker & Coles. He was a partner for many years at that firm, serving as the Chair of its Tax Department and a member of its Management Committee. Morgan became a partner of the international law firm of  Holland & Knight when it combined with the McBride firm  in 2002, and he remained with Holland & Knight until his retirement in 2016. Morgan was a member of the Chicago, Illinois State, and American Bar Associations.  He was a past President and Executive Board Member of the Tower Club in Chicago and  served on numerous other civic and charitable boards.

Morgan was a caring and loving friend to many, and his clever humor and gentle compassion will be sadly missed by all those who knew him.


ISBA attended Chicago-Kent College of Law's student organization fair yesterday, August 29, to speak with current law students about the benefits of membership. Law students can become student members of ISBA for free for up to four years of law school, which includes access to Fastcase, E-Clips, the Illinois Bar Journal, and more.

With law schools ramping up for the fall semester, ISBA will be visiting other Chicago-area law schools in the upcoming weeks.

Kristen O'Neill
Kristen O'Neill
Natalie Remien
Natalie Remien
Levin Ginsburg recently added a new Privacy and Data Security practice group, which will be chaired by partner and ISBA member Natalie A. Remien, who has recently been certified by The International Association of Privacy Professionals as a Certified Information Privacy Professional (CIPP). In addition to intellectual property, Ms. Remien’s practice now includes the ability to assist clients in reducing their legal exposure in the event of a data breach. She is experienced in reviewing employee policies and handbooks to address privacy issues, and ensuring that clients have carefully drafted their terms of service and privacy policies on their websites in order to avoid FTC violations. The practice group also includes associate, Kristen E. O’Neill. Ms. O’Neill has considerable experience in preparing and reviewing employee policies and handbooks and assisting clients with minimizing their exposure to liability for privacy and data breaches.

 


Improve your trial skills in this “learn-by-doing” program that covers all phases of trial work from both a plaintiff/prosecutor and defendant’s viewpoint, in both civil and criminal cases. Through this course, you will learn and practice new trial techniques that are most effective and consistent with the Illinois Rules of Evidence and the Federal Rules of Evidence. Each session is audio-video taped so you can see and hear the improvements in your voice, manner, and trial technique.

This fall, you can expect to learn about topics including:

  • The principles of communication, argument, and persuasion on behalf of the plaintiff/prosecutor and defendant
  • Jury selection
  • What makes a winning opening statement/closing argument 

The Trial Technique Institute consists of two semesters that run approximately four months each. Classes take place on Tuesday evenings from 5:15-6:45 p.m. at the Chicago Regional Office.

The program qualifies for a total of 54 hours MCLE credit, including 54* hours PMCLE credit (27 hours MCLE/27 hours PMCLE credit per semester). 

Click here to register and learn more

Richard Pullano
Richard Pullano
ISBA member Richard Pullano will be installed as the North Suburban Bar Association's 49th president on Wednesday, September 13.

Mr. Pullano, a partner at Pullano Law Offices, is an experienced litigator with a track record of successful results for hsi clients. He lectures throughout the state on topics relating to tort litigation and is an adjunct professor at the Depaul University College of Law. Heearned his J.D. from DePaul University and his B.A. from the University of Notre Dame.

The annual installation dinner will be held at the North Shore Country Club in Glenview at 6:00 p.m. 


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These offers are provided to you through the Illinois State Bar Association’s Member Marketplace.

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Jon Anderson
Jon Anderson
The Leading Lawyers Network has recognized firm owner and ISBA member Jonathan G. Anderson of Anderson & Associates as one of its 2017 Leading Lawyers for Illinois. Senior Associate Attorney Robert J. Boszko was also named a 2017 Emerging Lawyer.

The Leading Lawyers Network annually honors the top attorneys by state and practice area, based on peer nominations and independent evaluations. A Leading Lawyer can be of any age or experience, while Emerging Lawyers are those who are 40 or younger or have practiced for 10 years or less. The organization is highly selective in awarding each distinction. Less than five percent of the attorneys in each state are named Leading Lawyers, and less than two percent are named Emerging Lawyers. Leading Lawyers is a division of the Law Bulletin Publishing Company.

Jenny Austin
Jenny Austin
ISBA member Jenny Austin joined Morgan Lewis as a partner in Chicago. Ms. Austin is a skilled federal tax controversy lawyer and seasoned tax litigator. 

Ms. Austin assists clients in all stages of tax controversies, from U.S. Internal Revenue Service examinations through administrative appeals, alternative dispute resolution proceedings, and litigation before state tax courts and the U.S. Tax Court. Ms. Austin has represented clients in all aspects of transfer pricing, including cross-border transfer pricing of tangible assets and intellectual property and other intangible assets, services, and cost sharing agreements. She also advises taxpayers worldwide on issues such as U.S. tax obligations and international tax implications of offshore operations, as well as withholding, excise tax, and information reporting responsibilities.

Mary Anne Gerstner with Champ Davis
Mary Anne Gerstner with Champ Davis
Champ Davis was awarded the Matthew Maloney Tradition of Excellence Award on Saturday, August 19, at the General Practice, Solo, and Small Firm section council meeting.

The award is named in memory of Princeton attorney Matthew Maloney, who was a past chair of the ISBA General Practice, Solo and Small Firm Section Council, and whose passion, zealous advocacy, and personal service to the profession and the bar or Illinois are what the award represents. It is awarded to individual lawyers who are in a general solo or small firm practice. To be considered for the award, the member must have been in practice for a minimum of 20 years. 

Champ Davis has devoted his life to the practice of law, exemplifying the highest standards of the legal profession. Champ is a past chair of the Professional Conduct Committee and the Alternative Dispute Resolution Section. He serves as an arbitrator for both the American Arbitration Association and the National Association of Securities Dealers, and was appointed in 2010 as an arbitrator to hear automobile dealership cases arising under special federal legislation. He is a former adjunct professor at the Chicago-Kent College of Law, where he taught a course in Negotiations from 1992-2012.

The award was presented by the section chair, Mary Anne Gerstner. 

Bar leaders speak out against discrimination at the Aug. 22 press conference
Bar leaders speak out against discrimination at the Aug. 22 press conference
ISBA joined Chicago-based lawyer organizations to condemn acts of racism, anti-Semitism, and discrimination yesterday, August 22, at a press conference held at the Chicago Loop Synagogue.

The press conference was held in response to recent violent events throughout the United States targeting racial and ethnic minorities. Recognizing that acts of hatred existed long before last week's protests in Charlottesville and present an ongoing challenge as the country moves forward, yesterday's press conference was an effort to unite the Illinois legal community and encouraged others to stand together against acts of violence and intimidation. 

Bar leaders took to the stage to speak about historical and present-day systematic racism, and the need to confront this problem together as a society. They spoke to the role lawyers and professional associations play in upholding the rule of law and ensuring all individuals receive the right to protection under the law, and called upon national, state, and local leaders to take decisive action against all such acts of hatred and racism.

President Hon. Russell Hartigan represented the ISBA at the event.

The press conference was hosted by the Decalogue Society of Lawyers, the Cook County Bar Association, the Chicago Bar Association, and the Black Women Lawyers Association. ISBA was a co-sponsor, along with several other bar groups.