In the law firms
Steptoe & Johnson LLP elected Daniel S. Stringfield to be a firm partner.
Stringfield practices on patent litigation and has served in first or second chair roles on cases involving a variety of technologies, including medical devices, software, mobile apps and wireless communications.
FMS Law Group LLC added retired judge James G. Riley as a partner.
Riley was former Cook County Probate Division supervising judge. He has more than 18 years of experience presiding over probate matters, including minor, adult guardianship and decedent estates.
He will focus his practice on estate, trust and guardianship administration and litigation matters.
Brinks Gilson & Lione elected attorneys Mark H. Remus and Jason W. Schigelone as shareholders.
Remus, who practiced at the firm from 1997 to 2011 and rejoined in 2015, is a trial lawyer who has served as lead counsel on numerous patent infringement litigation matters.
Schigelone practices on a number of technical areas with an emphasis on patents in the chemical, medical and mechanical arts.
DLA Piper’s Holiday Giving Campaign donated $15,000 on Dec. 22 to the Chicago Coalition for the Homeless Law Project to support two of its programs aimed at helping homeless youth: Youth Futures and No Youth Alone.
Rosey Laurie, operations coordinator at DLA Piper, headed an 11-member committee that raised donations through a series of events involving attorneys and staff in the firm’s Chicago office.
The Law Project is the only legal aid project in the state dedicated solely to representing people who are homeless or at risk of homelessness.
Launched in 2004, Youth Futures is a mobile legal aid clinic that provides civil legal service to homeless youth through various established outreach sites.
The No Youth Alone project advocates for policies and programs serving homeless and unaccompanied youth.
Patricia Nix-Hodes, director of the Law Project, said, “This donation will address unmet legal needs of a most vulnerable population: youth without a home.”
Khurram Naik, an associate at Polsinelli P.C., successfully completed The Chicago Bar Association’s 2016 Leadership Institute.
The yearlong institute is designed to foster the professional growth of attorneys within Chicago’s legal community, offering practical knowledge and business development strategies.
Naik is a member of the intellectual property practice, focusing his work on Hatch-Waxman litigation for generic pharmaceutical companies.
He is a graduate of The John Marshall Law School and former judicial extern in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois.