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    Coffee ConneKtions: Spring 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 an event 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 event and you may not cancel without contacting Maurice Willis at mwillis2@kentlaw.iit.edu.

    Available Opportunities:
    Host: John Romanucci (2019)
    Employer: Galarnyk & Associates, ltd.
    Practice Area: Commercial litigation
    # of Participants: 2
    Date: Tuesday, April 4th at Time: 12:30 PM
    Location: Starbucks 39 N. Lasalle st. Chicago, IL 60603

    Host: Kenny Matuszewski (2016)
    Employer: Goldberg Segalla LLP
    Practice area: Patent Litigation
    # of participants: 3
    Date: Tuesday, April 4th Time: 5:00 PM
    Location: Franklin Tap 325 S. Franklin St. Chicago, IL 60606
    Note: When you arrive at Franklin Tap, mention that you are with the reservation under Kenny.

    Host: Michael Delrahim (2002)
    Employer: Brown Udell, Pomerantz & Delrahim, LTD.
    Practice area: Real Estate
    # of participants: 3
    Date: Wednesday, April 5th Time: 11:00 AM
    Location: Goddess and the Baker 225 North LaSalle St. Chicago, IL 60601

    Host: Chad Buttell (1993) & Debbie Hazuka Buttell (1995)
    Present/Current employer: Patzik, Frank & Samotny Ltd., & Joseph T. Ryerson & Son, Inc.
    Practice area(s): Corporate/M&A/private equity/tax; & In-House Corporate Counsel Contracts
    # of participants: 3
    Date: April 5th Time: 10:00 AM
    Location: 200 South Wacker Drive - Suite 2700
    Notes: If you are interested in practicing Corporate Transactional Law, this would be a good chance to hear about both law firm practice and in-house practice.

    Host: Roberto Martinez (2021) Rachel Bryan (2021)
    Employer: ArentFox Schiff LLP
    Practice area: Litigation (defense-side)
    # of participants: 3
    Date: Thursday, April 6th Time: 9:00 AM
    Location: Tower House (33rd Floor of Willis Tower) 233 S Wacker Dr. Chicago, IL 60606
    Note: Your name and email will be provided to the Willis Tower security to provide a guest pass for you.

    Host: Margaret Herrmann (2017)
    Employer: The Kraft Heinz Company
    Practice area: In-house, intellectual property (patents)
    # of participants: 2
    Date: Tuesday, April 11th Time: 3:00 pm
    Location: Aon Center 200 East Randolph Chicago, IL 60601

    Host: Mark O'Meara (1996)
    Employer: Chapman and Cutler LLP
    Practice Area: Banking
    # of Participants: 3
    Date: Wednesday, April 12th Time: 9:00 AM
    Location: Chapman and Cutler LLP 320 S. Canal St. Chicago, IL 60091

    Host: Samantha Ruben (2019) & Brittany Kaplan (2019)
    Employer: Dentons US LLP/
    Practice area: Corporate Bankruptcy, Litigation, Insurance/ Intellectual Property
    # of participants: 2
    Date: Thursday, April 13th Time: 8:00 AM
    Location: Lou Mitchell's 565 W. Jackson Blvd Chicago, IL 60661

    Host: Thomas Stewart (2019)
    Employer: Deratany & Kosner
    Practice Area: Social Service Negligence
    # of Participants: 3
    Date: Friday, April 14th Time: 9:30 AM
    Location: Mojo Coffee 33 N. LaSalle St. Chicago, IL 60602

    Host: August Hieber (2019) Alex George (2019)
    Employer: Administrative Office of Illinois Courts
    Practice area: Government
    # of participants: 5
    Date: Saturday, April 15th Time: 11:00 AM
    Location: Home - North Winthrop Ave near Edgewater neighborhood. The address will be provided prior to event.
    Note: We will have coffee and pastries. This is a super LGBTQ affirming house!

    Host: Michael Debre (2008)
    Employer: Chuhak & Tecson, PC
    Practice Area: Commercial litigation, creditors' rights, bankruptcy
    # of Participants: 3
    Date: Thursday, April 20th Time: 4:45 PM
    Location: Dylan's Tavern 118 S. Clinton St. Chicago, IL

    Host: Max Novak (2018)
    Employer: McGuireWoods LLP
    Practice Area: Banking & Finance
    # of Participants: 3
    Date: Tuesday, April 25th Time: 9:00 AM
    Location: Starbucks 40 W. Lake Street Chicago Illinois 60601
    Notes: Happy to help try to answer questions related to transactional positions and roles as well as those interested in working internationally.

    Host: Michael Timothy (1985) & Howard Schusteff (1985)
    Employer: Johnson Blumberg & Associates LLC
    Practice area: Creditors Rights-secured mortgage lending, litigation
    # of participants: 4
    Date: Saturday, April 29 Time: 10:30 AM
    Location: Bandol, 100 W. Monroe Chicago, IL


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