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 FIRM ACTIVITIES & DECISIONS OF INTEREST

Mike Huber has been recognized as a 2020 Top Rated Lawyer by Corporate Counsel and The American Lawyer magazines.

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On May 8, Scott Pfeiffer will be a moderator on the topic entitled, “Vape Intrusion:  The Developing Crisis of Bodily Injury from Vaping and Risk Assessments for Tobacco Products” at the EECMA 35th Annual Conference in Orlando, Florida (postponed).

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On April 4, Scott Pfeiffer will be a moderator at the ABA Tort Trial & Insurance Practice Section (TIPS) 29th Annual Toxic Torts and Environmental Law Conference on the topic entitled, “The Evolution and Future of Food Flavoring Litigation,” in Coronado, California (postponed).

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Aimee Lipkis presented the PICA risk management lecture “Everything Electronic and the Impact on Your Practice” at the Great Lakes Conference, Michigan Podiatric Medical Association, Dearborn, Michigan, February 26, 2020.

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Congratulations to Steve Heil and Aimee Lipkis on their defense verdict in a podiatric medical malpractice case in Kane county. Steve and Aimee defended a Podiatric surgeon who fused an excessively large accessory navicular to the navicular. Plaintiff claimed that a modified Kidner procedure should have been performed instead and that it was a deviation from the standard of care for the doctor to fuse the accessory navicular. Plaintiff asked for over $772,000 from the jury.   He claimed that the fusion failed and he had to undergo a total flat foot reconstruction surgery that left him with constant pain, the inability to run, and the necessity for lifetime orthotics.

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On January 20, Dan Cray presented on the topic of “Flimflam of Life Care Plans” at The Gavel National Conference IV in Palm Beach, Florida.

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Dan CrayMike HuberSteve HeilRodney VanAusdal and Ben Beringer have been selected by Law & Politics (Chicago magazine and Illinois Super Lawyers magazine) as 2020 Illinois Super Lawyers.

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Zachary Shook has been selected by Chicago magazine and Illinois Super Lawyers magazine as a 2020 Rising Star.

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Dan Cray, Mike Huber, Steve Heil  and Ben Beringer have been named as Leading Lawyers for 2020 by Leading Lawyers magazine pursuant to the recommendation of their peers and approval by the Leading Lawyers Advisory Board. The distinction of being a Leading Lawyer has been earned by fewer than 5% of all lawyers licensed to practice law in Illinois.

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Aimee Lipkis presented on the topic of podiatric malpractice litigation to third-year podiatry students attending the Dr. William M. Scholl College of Podiatric Medicine at Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science in Chicago, IL on December 2, 2019.

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Maura Yusof joins the newly established Cannabis Committee for the Claims and Litigation Management Alliance (CLM), which aims to promote education on claims and litigation management relative to all aspects of the cannabis industry.

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Aimee Lipkis presented the PICA risk management lecture “Everything Electronic and the Impact on Your Practice” at Goldfarb Pennsylvania Podiatric Medical Association in King of Prussia, PA on November 7, 2019.

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Maura Yusof has been appointed to serve as a Hearing Officer for the City of Chicago Business Affairs and Consumer Protection Commission (BACP), which hears a variety of business licensing matters.

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Aimee Lipkis has been appointed to serve a second term on the ISBA Tort Law Section Council from 2019-2020.