Margaret P. Battersby Black
Levin & Perconti partner Margaret P. Battersby Black presented a nursing home neglect panel at a seminar hosted by the Illinois State Bar Association’s Civil Practice and Procedure Section on Friday.
Margaret P. Battersby Black
Sarah S. Shaw
Honigman LLP added Sarah S. Shaw as a partner.
Sarah S. Shaw
Erin E. Broderick
Honigman LLP added Erin E. Broderick as a partner.
Erin E. Broderick

In the law firms

Honigman LLP added Erin E. Broderick and Sarah S. Shaw as partners.

Broderick, who joins the bankruptcy practice, is experienced in a variety of transactional and litigation matters involving distressed companies with a particular emphasis on cross-border restructuring and related litigation.

Shaw, who joins the real estate practice, has experience in commercial real estate transactions and serves as counsel to private equity firms, lenders and corporations.

Swanson, Martin & Bell LLP added William P. Greubel III as a lateral partner and Dylan J. Rakestraw and Abigail E. Schmitz as lateral associates.

Greubel focuses on medical negligence and health care and represents physicians, medical groups, hospitals and other allied health-care providers in a wide range of complex personal-injury and wrongful-death matters.

He previously served at Nora & Partners LLP.

Rakestraw focuses his practice on toxic tort litigation.

He previously served as a Cook County assistant state’s attorney.

Schmitz focuses her practice on commercial litigation.

She previously served as counsel at Burford Capital.

Levin & Perconti partner Margaret P. Battersby Black presented at a nursing home neglect panel titled Seven Hot Litigation Practice Areas: Information to Successfully Represent Clients hosted by the Illinois State Bar Association’s Civil Practice and Procedure Section on Friday at the ISBA regional office in Chicago.

Battersby Black focuses her practice on nursing home, wrongful-death, medical-malpractice and personal-injury cases.

Around town

The Loyola University Chicago Law Journal will present a program titled Democracy in America: The Promise and the Perils conference on Friday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the Philip H. Corboy Law Center, 25 E. Pearson St.

The conference will explore the existing state of constitutional democracy in the United States and provide an opportunity for an in-depth discussion of contemporary challenges to our constitutional system.

Panelists will discuss several of the most important challenges in our system of constitutional democracy, which include civic literacy, the integrity of the electoral process, the transfer of legislative power to the executive branch and the extent of war powers.