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    ConneKtions @ Dinner Week: Fall 2023


    Do not select a date/time that conflicts with your class schedule. Also, we ask that you please do not contact alumni directly to add more spaces. Additional dinners may be added after the initial schedule is released, so please check back. You may need to scroll across at the bottom to see all of the dinners.


    If you are signing up for a dinner at someone's home, please email Maurice Willis at mwillis2@kentlaw.iit.edu with any dietary restrictions.

    IF YOU NEED TO CANCEL, please email Maurice Willis at mwillis2@kentlaw.iit.edu so he can contact the next individual on the waiting list. DO NOT remove yourself from the list. Cancellations are not permitted within 24 hours of dinner unless in case of an emergency.

    Additionally, please pay attention to the date of the dinner as dinners span into multiple weeks. If you are interested in one of the unconfirmed dinners do not sign up for the already scheduled dates. You are only able to attend 1 dinner and you may not cancel without contacting Maurice Willis at mwillis2@kentlaw.iit.edu.

    Available Opportunities:
    Host: Amy & Scott Curran (2001)
    Employer: Chapman & Cutler / Beyond Advisers
    Practice area: Public Finance / Corporate, Nonprofit, and Social Impact Law
    # of participants: 10
    Date: Thursday, October 12th Time: 5:30 PM
    Location: Home in Downers Grove. Would love to host a group of 1Ls

    Host: Dennis Kellog(1974)
    Employer: Kellogg & Jovanovic, PC
    Practice area: Plaintiff Personal Injury also Litigation
    # of participants: 4
    Date: Monday, October 16th Time: 5:30 pm
    Location: Pizano's Pizza & Pasta 61 E Madison Chicago 60603

    Host: Katie Jahnke Dale (2011) & Mallory Milluzzi
    Employer: DLA Piper
    Practice area: Commercial real estate/land use
    # of participants: 6
    Date: Monday, October 16th Time: 6:30 PM
    Location: Home near Bucktown

    Host: Jonathan Walton (2012)
    Employer: BatesCarey LLP
    Practice Area: Insurance Coverage
    # of Participants: 2
    Day: Monday, October 16 Time: 5:30
    Location: Athena Greek Restaurant 212 S Halsted Chicago, Illinois 60661

    Host: Alexander Kakabadse (2014) & Matt Cogan (2013)
    Employer: Wells Fargo/JP Morgan Chase
    Practice Area: Frontline Risk Control Manager/In house Attorney
    # of Participants: 2
    Day: Monday, October 16 Time: 5:00
    Location: Madison Tavern 500 W. Madison Chicago, Illinois 60661
    Note: Casual drinks/appetizers with two alums working in the banking industry.

    Tuesday, October 17th

    Host: Hubert Zanczak(2020)
    Employer: Reed Smith
    Practice Area: IP Litigation and Data Privacy
    # of Participants: 3
    Day: Tuesday, October 17 Time: 1:00
    Location: Mojo Coffee 200 S. Wacker Chicago IL 60606
    Let's have a coffee and chat! My practice focuses generally on soft IP litigation and data privacy counseling. But I am happy to talk generally about practicing law and life after law school.

    Host: The Honorable Edward Arce (1985)
    Employer: State of Illinois
    Practice area: Family Law
    # of participants: 8
    Date: Tuesday, October 17th Time: 5:00 PM
    Location: 50 W. Washington St. Room 1602 Chicago, Illinois 60602
    Notes: I'll have pizza and soft drinks available for anyone who has an interest in family law.

    Host: Kenny Matuszewski (2016)
    Employer: Goldberg Segalla LLP
    Practice area: Patent Litigation
    # of participants: 2
    Date: Tuesday, October 17th Time: 6:00 PM
    Location: Franklin Tap 325 S. Franklin St. Chicago, IL 60606

    Host: Anna Ceragioli (2018) & Kara Angeletti (2018)
    Employer: Stephan Zouras, LLP / Greenberg Traurig
    Practice area: Plaintiff-Side Employment, Class Action / Defense-side
    # of participants: 5
    Date: Tuesday, October 17th Time: 6:30 PM
    Location: Home near Logan Square
    Note: We both do litigation and appellate work on class and individual cases. We both were on the executive board of Moot Court and Kara was on the executive board of Law Review.

    Wednesday, October 18th

    Host: Jason Sposeep (2003)
    Employer: Schiller DuCanto & Fleck
    Practice area: Family Law
    # of participants: 10
    Date: Wednesday, October 18th Time: 8:30 AM
    Location: Schiller DuCanto & Fleck 321 N Clark Chicago, IL 60654
    Note: This will be coffee and continental breakfast and happy to host as many people that are interested in Family Law

    Host: Michael Delrahim (2002)
    Employer: Brown Udell, Pomerantz & Delrahim, LTD.
    Practice area: Real Estate
    # of participants: 3
    Date: Wednesday, October 18th Time: 12:00 PM
    Location: Chicago Cut 300 N La Salle St, Chicago, IL 60654

    Host: John Locallo (1992) Bruno Tassone (1970)
    Employer: Amari & Locallo
    Practice Area: Property Tax
    # of Participants: 4
    Day: Wednesday, October 18 Time: 5:00
    Location: Quartino Ristorante 626 N. State Chicago IL 60654
    Note: We will talk about how to market yourself as a lawyer.

    Thursday, October 19th

    Host: Sam Castree (2013)
    Employer: Sam Castree Law, LLC
    Practice area: IP & Entertainment
    # of participants: 3
    Date: Thursday, October 19th Time: 6:00 PM
    Location: Home McHenry, IL
    Note: For those who aren't driving, you can take the UPNW Metra train out of Ogilvie at 4:22 p.m. to the McHenry station where I can pick you up.

    Host: Matt Walsh(1992)
    Employer: Hinshaw & Culbertson
    Practice Area: commercial litigation, government, labor & employment
    # of Participants: 2
    Day: Thursday, October 19 Time: 5:30
    Location: Roanoke 135 West Madison Street Chicago IL 60602

    Friday, October 20th

    Host: Matthew Stone (2008)
    Employer: Schneider & Stone
    Practice area: Business Transactions, Litigation, Bankruptcy, Estate Planning, Probate, Divorce
    # of participants: 4
    Date: Friday, October 20th Time: 6:30 PM
    Location: Home near Rogers Park
    Notes: Students can enjoy a lavish Shabbat dinner at the home of Kent alumnus Motty Stone. Come for gefilte fish, matzo balls, good wine, and better conversation. Motty Stone can talk to you about succeeding in law school, starting your own firm, and what opportunities exist in Chicago's Jewish legal community.

    Thursday, October 26th

    Host: Thomas Pikarski (1997) & John Pikarski (1969)
    Employer: Gordon and Pikarski
    Practice Area: Real estate taxation and land use
    # of Participants: 8
    Day: Thursday, October 26 Time: 5:30
    Location: Union League Club 65 W. Jackson St. Chicago Illinois 60604

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    Amy & Scott Curran (10 students) Dennis Kellog (4 students) Edward Arce (8 students) Johnathan Walton (2) Kenny Matuszewski (2 students) Anna Ceragioli (5 students) Michael Delrahim (3 students) Katie Jahnke Dale (6 students) Thomas Pikarski & John Pikarski (8) Matthew Stone (4 students) Sam Castree (3 students) Jason Spossep (10 students) Alex & Matt (4 students) John Locallo Matt Walsh Hubert Zanczak
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