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Dennis Hollahan
Dennis Hollahan
Hanson Professional Services Inc. has selected Dennis Hollahan, who works at the firm’s Springfield headquarters, to become the company’s first internal legal counsel. He will lead corporate strategic and tactical legal initiatives, provide senior management with advice on company strategies and implementation and obtain and oversee the work of outside counsel. 

“Dennis is a natural choice for us,” said Sergio “Satch” Pecori, P.E., Hanson’s chairman and CEO. “His experience from private practice, the military and our in-house land acquisition management will serve us well.”

Hollahan was a captain in the U.S. Marine Corps and served as a helicopter pilot during Desert Storm and later as a judge advocate general for the Illinois Army National Guard. Prior to joining Hanson in 2008, he was the section chief for land acquisition and property management and a special assistant chief counsel for the Illinois Department of Transportation (IDOT). He has been a land acquisition project manager for Hanson, working on projects for clients including IDOT, the Illinois Tollway and Illinois county and municipal highway departments.

Hollahan earned a bachelor’s degree in economics and political science from Yale University and a Juris Doctor from Notre Dame Law School. He is an Illinois licensed attorney at law and a member of the Illinois State Bar Association. 

Hanson is a national, employee-owned consulting firm providing engineering, planning and allied services.

Stacey A. McCullough
Stacey A. McCullough
Criminal defense attorney Stacey A. McCullough has joined the DuPage County firm Momkus McCluskey Roberts LLC as a partner. She was formerly the principal attorney at The Law Office of Stacey A. McCullough, Ltd., which she founded in 2005. She has practiced criminal defense for more than 20 years.

McCullough graduated with a B.A. in criminal justice with high honors from the University of Illinois at Chicago and earned her law degree at Loyola University of Chicago School of Law. She is a certified Illinois municipal administrative hearing officer. She will focus on criminal, juvenile and traffic defense, handle administrative law matters, and litigate family law cases at Momkus McCluskey Roberts LLC. 

She is third vice president of the DuPage County Bar Association and is an active member of the Illinois State Bar Association, the DuPage Association of Women Lawyers, and The Illinois Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers.

William K. “Bill” Kane has joined Sheppard, Mullin, Richter & Hampton LLP’s Chicago office as a partner in the firm’s Business Trial practice group. Kane joins from Baker Hostetler in Chicago. 

Kane concentrates his practice on complex commercial litigation for a broad base of corporate, real estate, media and entertainment clients. He advises companies on regulatory and corporate governance issues and has significant experience representing clients in need of emergency injunctive relief for trade secret theft and unfair business competition. Prior to private practice, Kane served as Assistant Attorney General in the Illinois attorney general’s office for five years and handled a variety of public law matters.

Kane received a J.D. from John Marshall Law School in 1986 and a B.S. from Miami University in 1982.

Adam C. Motz has joined Stellato & Schwartz, Ltd. as a new associate. Motz, who was recently admitted to the Illinois bar, is a graduate of the Loyola University School of Law. He will be working in the firm's Chicago office.

Hinshaw & Culbertson LLP is pleased to announce that Kenneth E. Yeadon has joined the firm as a partner in the Chicago office. Previously an Assistant U.S. Attorney for the Northern District of Illinois and a Senior Attorney with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission’s Division of Enforcement, Yeadon will focus his practice on government investigations and securities litigation, internal investigations, compliance counseling, health care fraud, tax fraud and other complex business disputes.

"I'm very pleased to welcome Ken to Hinshaw and our White Collar Defense and Internal Investigations team," said Sergio Acosta, Practice Group Leader of the firm's Government Practice Group. "He brings to the table a tremendous amount of experience in conducting high level investigations and prosecutions on behalf of government law enforcement and regulatory agencies."

Yeadon has led investigations with the FBI, SEC, CFTC, IRS, FDA, and DOL, involving securities and commodities violations, the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA) health care fraud, tax fraud, bank fraud, wire fraud, bribery, money laundering, and trade secret theft. Prior to joining the U.S. Attorney's Office in Chicago, he served as a Senior Attorney in the Division of Enforcement for the U.S. Securities & Exchange Commission, where he conducted a series of high-profile investigations and enforcement actions involving investment advisers, broker dealers, officer and director liability, mutual funds, insider trading, and other complex financial fraud.

Adam Wirtz & John Fioti
Adam Wirtz & John Fioti
Roscich & Martel Law Firm, LLC, located in Naperville, Illinois, is pleased to announce the hiring of Associate Attorney Adam Wirtz, and Attorney John L. Fioti who will serve as of counsel to the firm.

Naperville Attorney Adam Wirtz will concentrate his practice in personal injury, civil litigation, and criminal and traffic law. He also has extensive experience in handling family law and collections matters.

On June 1, 2011, the day the Illinois Civil Union Act was enacted, Attorney Maximillienne “Max” Elliott launched a solo wills and trusts practice to serve families and individuals who were generally overlooked by lawyers.

“I always wanted to serve, in a significant way, people who were marginalized because they were erroneously perceived as not needing estate or business planning legal services,” Attorney Elliott explained.

So, at age 50, Max Elliott started her legal career and 5 years later she has received numerous honors from diverse groups.

S. Jason Teele is a trusted senior-level attorney with 15 years of experience representing clients in financial restructuring, distressed asset sales, creditors’ rights, litigation, and corporate and commercial matters. He represents corporations, boards and board committees, management teams, creditors’ committees, and high-net-worth individuals in a broad range of areas, including the telecommunications, entertainment, media, manufacturing, transportation, health care, the arts, chemical, and financial services industries.

Lauren M. Loew
Lauren M. Loew
Monica R. Chmielewski
Monica R. Chmielewski
Foley & Lardner LLP has announced the election and elevation of Monica R. Chmielewski and Lauren M. Loew to partner status as of February 1, 2017. They were formerly senior counsel.  

Monica R. Chmielewski is a Business Law attorney representing health care providers and pharmaceutical and medical device companies in the area of health care, health care transactional work, clinical research and food and drug law.

Faegre Baker Daniels is proud to announce that 13 former associates and counsel will be admitted to the firm’s partnership effective Jan. 1, 2017. The partnership voted to admit the Chicago firm’s Shawn Doorhy to partner:

Shawn Doorhy drafts and negotiates all types of construction contracts, as well as addressing disputes. He is a graduate of the University of North Carolina School of Law (J.D., 2007) and the University of North Carolina (B.A., 2003).