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Chicago, IL 60661
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Alumni

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 alums@kentlaw.iit.edu.

Alumni in the News

  • Gary Kanter ’95 Announced as Named Shareholder of Gensburg Calandriello & Kanter

     

     

    Chicago-Kent College of Law Alumnus Gary Kanter ’95, was recently announced as a named Shareholder of Chicago law firm Gensburg Calandriello & Kanter, P.C. in recognition of over two decades of dedicated and personalized client service. With more than 20 years of legal and accounting experience, Gary has built a reputation as a strategic thinker, a creative problem solver and a responsive and dedicated lawyer and counselor. He brings a wealth of knowledge to his tax, business law and estate planning practices. 

     

     

  • 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.

     

     

Alumni Events

  • Apr03

    BookIT IP Series, featuring Professor Irene Calboli

    The BookIT IP Series welcomes Professor Irene Calboli to give a talk on her edited work (with Professor Edward Lee) Research Handbook on Intellectual Property Exhaustion and Parallel Imports. There is no charge to attend this event and a free pizza lunch will be provided

    From the book:
    This Research Handbook explores issues related to the principle of exhaustion of intellectual property rights. To date, the application of this principle continues to vary from country to country, and there is increasing pressure to clarify the extent of its application both at the national level and in the context of international trade with respect to parallel imports.

    Some of the questions this book explores:

    1. Should exhaustion apply at the national, regional or international level?
    2. Should copyright, patent and trademark laws follow the same regime?
    3. Should countries attempt to harmonize their approaches?
    4. To what extent should living matters and self-replicating technologies be subject to the principle of exhaustion?

    The book also highlights how a one-size answer may not fit all the current challenges that the courts and policy makers are facing in this area.

    Dr. Calboli is visiting professor and deputy director of the Applied Research Centre for Intellectual Assets and the Law in Asia, Singapore Management University School of Law, and professor of law at Texas A&M University School of Law. Her interests include Intellectual Property Law, International Trade Law, and Comparative Law. She publishes in both English and Spanish, and her written work has appeared in leading volumes, peer-reviewed articles, and student-edited law reviews. Dr. Calboli holds an LL.B., summa cum laude, and a Doctorate of Research degree from the University of Bologna, an LL.M. from the London School of Economics and Political Science, and a diploma degree in Trademarks Law from Queen Mary College London.

    The BookIT IP Series is co-sponsored by Chicago-Kent’s Intellectual Property Program and the Center for Empirical Studies of Intellectual Property.
  • Apr04

    39th Annual Kenneth M. Piper Lecture: "Smartphones and Fitbits: Wither Privacy in the Workplace?"

    Lecturer: Robert Sprague, Professor of Legal Studies in Business, University of Wyoming

    In this lecture, Professor Sprague will examine new ways which employers can monitor the activities of their employees and their potential impact on worker privacy. Two experts will provide commentary on the lecture.

    The lecture is free and open to the public, however registration is requested. Visit the program website for more information.
  • Apr05

    Land Use and Real Estate Society Alumni Panel Event

    The Land Use and Real Estate Society will host a panel of Chicago-Kent alumni who work in real estate-related legal jobs to discuss a real estate topic. After the panel, there will be a networking reception with food and drinks. The event is co-hosted by the Alumni Association.
  • Apr07

    Defending Our Data: Privacy, Security and the Wave of Data Breaches

    A panel of experts will address the issues raised by the unending wave of data breaches.

    Highlights:
    - Network Privacy and Security
    - The Future of the Internet of Things
    - What Do the Health Care Breaches Teach Us?
    - What Can Small & Medium-Sized Organizations Do to Defend Better?
    - Improving Our Defenses


    Panelists include:
    Lori Andrews, Esq. | Chicago-Kent College of Law
    Lynn Goldstein, Esq. | JPMorgan Chase (retired)
    Cora Han, Esq. | Federal Trade Commission
    Kashmir Hill, M.A. | Gizmodo
    Kevin P. Kalinich, Esq. | Aon Global Cyber Insurance Solutions
    Chris Kanich, Ph.D. | University of Illinois, Chicago
    Bart Lazar, Esq. | Seyfarth Shaw
    Joan Lebow, Esq. | Quintairos, Prieto, Wood & Boyer
    Amir Missaghi, Esq. | Edelson
    Robert Sloan, Ph.D. | University of Illinois, Chicago
    Aaron Tantleff, Esq. | Foley & Lardner LLP
    Richard Warner, Esq., Ph.D. | Chicago-Kent College of Law

    This free conference is eligible for 4.75 hours of IL MCLE credit.

    Visit the program website for more information and to register online.
  • Apr20

    34th Annual Section 1983 Civil Rights Litigation Conference

    This conference will keep you up-to-date on the latest cases, trends and strategies affecting §1983 litigation. You will have the opportunity to examine both the law of §1983 as well as the litigation strategies that underlie successful cases.

    Experts in the field will address the most important issues and provide wisdom for you as you tackle this year's cases, whether you represent plaintiffs or defendants. As always, the conference will provide an analytical approach to problems and offers practical advice about how to solve them.

    Visit the program website for more information and to register online.