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IIT Chicago-Kent College of Law
565 W. Adams St., Suite 310
Chicago, IL 60661
P: (312) 906-5240
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Welcome Chicago-Kent Alumni!

The Chicago-Kent Alumni Association encourages you to get involved and stay connected with the Chicago-Kent community. Visit the Alumni Association homepage to view information for upcoming events, read up on the latest news or view alumni resources.

If you have questions or feedback for the Alumni Association, please contact us at (312) 906-5240 or

Alumni in the News

  • Stephen Vertucci ’02 Starts New Law Firm, Law Office of Stephen Vertucci

    Chicago-Kent alum, Stephen Vertucci, ’02, recently started his own law firm, The Law Firm of Stephen Vertucci, LLC. Located in Fort Collins, Colorado, his firm focuses on family law issues. Specifically, Mr. Vertucci’s firm focuses on complex issues within family law such as child custody, child support, divorce, and spousal maintenance. At Chicago-Kent, he developed a passion for advocating for clients’ rights in the courtroom; he went on to learn effective trial techniques, cross-examination strategies, and crafting effective courtroom presentations. Upon graduating, Mr. Vertucci worked with some of the most highly regarded family law attorneys in Chicago, where he further honed his talent and passion for working in family law. Mr. Vertucci also worked as a criminal prosecutor in Arizona for several years before moving to Colorado and beginning this firm. 

  • TorHoerman Law Doubled Their Success And Gave Away 1,000 Turkeys To Madison County Families In Annual Thanksgiving Give Away

    TorHoerman Law increased their outreach these holidays and gave away 1,000 turkeys in November 2016. This year marked the third year that TorHoerman partnered with local sponsors to help residents in Alton and Granite City, Illinois. Last year, the law firm, which has strong ties to Madison County, was able to provide 500 turkeys to families in need.  The turkeys were distributed based on a first come, first serve basis. Alton Mayor Brant Walker commented that "It is tremendous that the law firm comes to help out the less fortunate." Tor Hoerman and Jessica (Paluch) Hoerman are both 1995 graduates of Chicago-Kent. Learn more about ways the TorHoerman Law gives back to the community here 

    Full story available here.



  • Joe Carlasare '12 Appointed to the Rialto Square Theatre Board

    Joseph Carlasare '12 was appointed to the board by Joliet Mayor Bob O'Dekirk on Tuesday, January 17, 2016. Joe is an Associate at SmithAmundsen in their Commercial Litigation and Electronic Discovery & Information Guidance practice areas. He was named "Champion" and "Best Advocate" at the 2010 National Institute for Trial Advocacy Tournament of Champions.

    Read the full story here.

Alumni Events

  • Feb27

    Alumni Student ConnecKtions Week (ASCK)

    Alumni-Student ConneKtions Week is a weeklong extravaganza of opportunities for students to network and connect with Chicago-Kent alumni and gain valuable career-related skills. Activities include informational interviews, mock interviews, job shadowing, Coffee ConneKtions and a networking reception.

    Find the full schedule and information about how alumni can volunteer at
  • Mar01

    BookIT IP Series featuring Professor Chris Jay Hoofnagle

    The BookIT IP Series welcomes Professor Chris Jay Hoofnagle to give a talk regarding on his book Federal Trade Commission Privacy Law and Policy.

    The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) was established in 1914 to prevent unfair competition in commerce. Since that time, the FTC has been given greater authority to police anticompetitive practices. It has evolved into the most important regulator of information policy and now regulates our technological future. Unfortunately, the agency is often poorly understood. In his book Federal Trade Commission Privacy Law and Policy, Professor Hoofnagle will redress this confusion by explaining how the FTC arrived at its current position of power. He will offer practical tips for lawyers, legal academics, political scientists, historians, and those interested in obtaining a better understanding of the FTC’s privacy activities and how they fit in the context of the agency’s mission to protect consumers. He also will give a few thoughts on what to expect under the Trump Administration and the FTC.

    Professor Hoofnagle is an adjunct professor at UC Berkeley School of Law and the School of Information, where he is resident. He teaches computer crime law, internet law, information privacy law, and seminars on the Federal Trade Commission an education technology. Professor Hoofnagle has written in the areas of information privacy, the law of unfair and deceptive practices, consumer law, and identity theft. He is licensed to practice in California and Washington, D.C., and serves as of counsel to Gunderson Dettmer Stough Villeneuve Franklin & Hachigian, LLP.

    There is no charge to attend this event, and a free pizza lunch will be provided. The BookIT IP Series is jointly sponsored by Chicago-Kent’s Intellectual Property Program and Center for Empirical Studies in Intellectual Property.
  • Mar02

    2017 Judges' Night

    Join the Hispanic Latino Law Student Association (HLLSA) for the 2017 Judges' Night. Mingle with Chicago-Kent alumni and students as well as Hispanic and Latino attorneys from throughout Chicago at a reception honoring the Honorable Maria Valdez for her contributions to the Latino community and the advancement of Latinos in the legal profession. The evening begins at 6 p.m. with networking over drinks and heavy hors d'oeuvres, followed by a ceremony for Judge Valdez at 7:15 p.m.

    The Chicago-Kent Hispanic-Latino Law Students Association was founded in 1982. HLLSA actively seeks to increase opportunities for Hispanic students to attend law school, provide necessary support for their academic success, and assist students in becoming acclimated to the law school environment.
  • Mar03

    Building a Compliance Culture in Today’s Financial Institutions: Recent Issues and Developments

    Please join us for the first annual Clearing Corporation Charitable Foundation Conference on financial institution compliance.

    The field of financial institution compliance is entering a new era of uncertainty. What are the implications of the potential changes in the regulatory structure governing the financial markets for a firm’s compliance culture? How can banks and other intermediaries meet the new regulatory expectations? Come learn about recent trends and the upcoming challenges facing compliance professionals in this new environment.

    This conference will explore these and related issues. The plenary speaker will be Judge Jed Rakoff (S.D.N.Y.), a nationally renowned jurist, and the panel will be comprised of leading experts who come to the compliance field from a wide variety of perspectives, including the government, the finance industry, and the academy.

    Conference Panelists
    • John Walsh, Partner, Sutherland Asbill. At the SEC, John played a key role in creating the Office of Compliance Inspections and Examinations (OCIE) and served as the OCIE’s acting director in 2009.
    • Charles Senatore, EVP for Regulatory Strategy, Fidelity Investments and global head of compliance at Fidelity. Previously Co-Head, Global Compliance at Merrill Lynch. Chaired the board of the National Society of Compliance Professionals.
    • Donna Nagy, Executive Associate Dean for Academic Affairs and C. Ben Dutton Professor of Law at Indiana University Maurer School of Law.
    • David Glockner, Regional Director at the SEC, Chicago, Illinois since December 2013. Worked at U.S. Attorney's Office Chief of the Criminal Division, where he served as lead prosecutor for a wide range of investigations and prosecutions, including significant financial institution fraud, securities fraud, and public corruption.
    This event is free and open to the public. Registration requested. RSVP online.
  • Mar06