Stephen T. Moore
Stephen T. Moore
John C. Freeman
John C. Freeman
Andrea Shoffstall
Andrea Shoffstall
Jason Qiu
Jason Qiu

Correction: This story was updated in the 7th paragraph to reflect Jason Qiu's current areas of practice at Brinks, Gilson & Lione.

In the law firms

Kirkland & Ellis LLP added Roger S. Lucas as a partner in the tax practice group.

Lucas focuses his practice on business formations, complex transactions, financings and executive compensation.

He was previously with Winston & Strawn LLP.

The partnership and management board of Faegre, Baker, Daniels LLP has named Tom Froehle as chair and managing partner of the firm, effective March 1. Froehle is located in the firm’s Indianapolis office.

He will succeed Andrew Humphrey, who will reach his term limit as chair and managing partner on the same date. Humphrey, who is with the Minneapolis office, has served in the post for more than five years.

Jason Qiu and Andrea Shoffstall have joined the intellectual property law firm Brinks, Gilson & Lione as associates.

Qiu focuses his practice on patent litigation and prosecution, as well as copyright and trademark issues.

Shoffstall practices patent litigation and prosecution of applications for various technology fields, including biomedical devices, computer software and mechanical inventions.

Brinks, Gilson & Lione attorneys John Pani and John C. Freeman will present a webinar as part of the firm’s continuing series, “Peeking Behind the Curtain — Explaining the Inner Workings of the U.S. Patent Office,” on Oct. 25 at noon.

The webinar will provide information on the USPTO’s docket and workflow system, including how an examiner’s docket is organized and presented to the examiner, and recommendations to use this information to prosecute patent applications.

For more information, call (312) 321-4200 or visit

The Rockford office of Hinshaw & Culbertson LLP is presenting an eight-part series, Hinshaw’s Breakfast Seminar Series, focusing on specific legal issues concerning estate planning, creditor’s rights, workers’ compensation, senior housing facilities, government law, leasing, environmental law and labor and employment law.

The fourth in the series, “The Fair Housing Act and Recent Litigation Trends in Senior Living Facilities,” will focus on avoiding common pitfalls in resident handbooks and organizational policies and procedures.

The program, which will be held Tuesday, includes a half-hour of networking over breakfast beginning at 8 a.m. at Rockford’s Northern Illinois University Conference Center, 8500 E. State St., before the educational hour of each session that runs from 8:30 to 9:30 a.m.

Hinshaw speakers include Stephen T. Moore, David J. Alfini and Adam S. Guetzow.

There is no fee to attend, but registration is required.

For more information, contact Angela Gatto at or (312) 704-3410.

Around town

The Public Interest Law Initiative will sponsor a Legal Prep Community Law Clinic on Tuesday from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. at Legal Prep Charter Academies, 4319 W. Washington Blvd.

For more information, call (312) 832-5127 or visit