Young Professionals Board

The CBF Young Professionals Board is a group of young attorneys and other professionals working in related fields who are dedicated to helping the CBF further its mission of improving access to justice for people in need and making the legal system more fair and efficient for everyone. The YPB aims to increase the involvement of younger members of the legal community in the CBF’s work and to complement the award-winning public service work of the CBA Young Lawyers Section (YLS).

The YPB takes a lead role in planning Passport to Chicago. The YPB’s events are designed to increase awareness of the CBF’s work among young professionals, to raise funds for the CBF, and to foster a sense of community within the YPB and with the CBF and YLS. The YPB also plays an active role in the CBF Fall Benefit and the event’s silent auction.

Additionally, the YPB assists the CBF board on grants and other initiatives. The YPB Brochure has more information on the YPB’s events, projects, partnerships and other leadership. If you are interested in learning more about the YPB or how you can get involved, please contact Angela Inzano at ainzano@chicagobar.org or (312) 554-4952.


OFFICERS


President
Jennifer J.C. Kelly
Anesi Ozmon Rodin Novak & Kohen LTD

President-Elect
Jason M. Bradford
Jenner & Block LLP

Vice President
Michael Lehrman
Baker McKenzie LLP

BOARD MEMBERS


Joan Akalaonu
Faegre Baker Daniels LLP

Paul E. Bateman Jr.
Sidley Austin LLP

YLS Staff Liaison
Jennifer Byrne
The Chicago Bar Association

Robert Collins
Latham & Watkins LLP

Kalia Coleman
United State’s Attorney’s Office

Matthew Colman
Kirkland & Ellis LLP

Charles A. DeVore
Katten Muchin Rosenman LLP

Purak Dhruva
PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP

Chair, CBA Young Lawyers Section
Octavio Duran
Duran Law Offices

Alina Fortson
United Airlines

Sara Eber Fowler
Seyfarth Shaw LLP

Alison Giest
Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP

CBF Board Liaison
Paraisia Winston Gray
Attorney at Law

Katie Hausfeld
DLA Piper LLP (US)

Patrick Heery
Cook County, Labor Relations

Julia Hubeny
Associated Bank

Jeffrey Koh
Barack Ferrazzano Kirschbaum & Nagelberg LLP

Caitlin Kolb Poirier
Crowe LLP

Jennifer Kratochvil
Mayer Brown

Cara Lawson
Steptoe & Johnson PLLC

Trevor McClain-Duer
Caliber Advisors, Inc.

Alexander McH. Memmen
The Memmen Law Firm, LLC

Jon Milonas
CBRE, Inc.

First Vice-Chair, CBA Young Lawyers Section
Jeffrey Moskowitz
J. Moskowitz Law LLC

Shilpa A. Patel
City of Chicago Department of Law

Jacquelyn Prom
Pattishall, McAuliffe, Newbury, Hilliard & Geraldson LLP

Erinn Rigney
K&L Gates LLP

Kristen Rolinski
Alter Domus

Andreia Rosa
Wells Fargo

Rick Ruffing
Stout

Scott T. Sakiyama
Buckley

Lara Wagner
Law Offices of Lara Wagner, LLC