Class Notes

Sang-yul Lee '95


Sang-yul Lee '95 has been named a partner with the Chicago office of K&L Gates LLP. Lee is in the firm's Labor, Employment & Workplace Safety practice where he focuses on labor and employment law, human resource management issues, and restrictive covenant disputes.

Jason DeJonker '00


Jason DeJonker '00 has joined the international law firm of Bryan Cave LLP as a partner in their Chicago office in the Bankruptcy, Restructuring & Creditors’ Rights Group. DeJonker represents private equity and hedge fund investors, financial institutions, Fortune 500 corporations, and bankruptcy trustees throughout the United States in bankruptcy and creditor’s rights matters.

Daniel Brenner '08


Daniel Brenner '08 has joined The Expert Network, an invitation only service for distinguished professionals, as a Distinguished Lawyer. Brenner is a partner at Laurie & Brennan, LLP , a Chicago-based construction law firm.

Pamela DiCarlantonio '96


Pam DiCarlantonio ’96 and her 11-year-old daughter Isabella have published their first children’s book. This collaborative effort (which also involved Pam’s son Dominic) began many years ago as a bedtime story Pam made up about a baby elf who gets lost on Christmas Eve. They ultimately turned that story into a 32-page picture book complete with snappy rhymes and beautiful illustrations. Where in the World is Jo-Jo? The Lost Christmas Elf is available in hard cover, soft cover and e-book at, and

Emily (Baskin) Beaghan '05


Emily (Baskin) Beaghan '05 has joined the Children's Law Center of California as an attorney representing children in foster care in Los Angeles.

Katie Chamberlain Kritikos '09


Katie Chamberlain Kritikos ('09), a first-year doctoral student at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee School of Information Studies, was awarded the Gordon M. Conable Conference Scholarship from the Freedom to Read Foundation to attend the American Library Association Annual Conference in Orlando, Florida (June 23-28, 2016). The Freedom to Read Foundation, a non-profit legal and educational organization affiliated with the American Library Association, offers this scholarship for library school students and new professionals with the goal to advance intellectual freedom and mentoring. Katie will attend various FTRF and other intellectual freedom meetings and programs at the conference, consult with mentors and board members, and present a report about her experiences and thoughts.