Public Interest Law Initiative

Young Professionals Board

Established in 2017, PILI’s Young Professionals Board is a group dedicated to empowering PILI through fundraising and by serving as PILI’s ambassadors in their communities. Members are emerging leaders who have begun their professional careers in the past fifteen years.


Themi Rush, Berkeley Research Group

Chair-Elect & Liaison to PILI’s Board of Directors:

Michael Whalen, Paul Hastings LLP

Vice Chair & Membership Chair:

Judy He, Haynes and Boone, LLP

Immediate Past Chair & Social Chair:

Steven Trubac, Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner LLP

At-Large YPB Members:

Bide Akande, Porter Wright Morris & Arthur LLP
Corinne Biller, Neal, Gerber & Eisenberg LLP
Sharon Calhoun, Barack Ferrazzano Kirschbaum & Nagelberg LLP
Alex Chez, Soskin Law, LTD.
Elizabeth Dudek, Charles River Associates
Sabreena El-Amin, Jackson Lewis P.C.
Rachel Granneman, Environmental Law & Policy Center
Victor Herrera, Kopka Pinkus Dolin P.C.
Tae Kim, Freeborn & Peters LLP
Ross Kloeber IV, Sidley Austin LLP
Anthony Lewis, Law Offices of Gary H. Smith, P.C.
Brandon Luczak, TransPerfect Legal Solutions
Kaitlin Salisbury, Board of Education of the City of Chicago
Linsday Scheidt, HeplerBroom LLC
Xiang Siow, Fox Swibel Levin & Carroll LLP
Mikiko Thelwell, Steptoe & Johnson LLP

We are still recruiting members! Interested in supporting PILI by being a member of our Young Professionals Board? Learn more »

You can meet and support the YPB at their annual fundraiser. Learn more »

If you have any questions or are interested in joining, please contact PILI’s Development Manager Sang Yup Lee at 312-832-5130 or by email.

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