Public Interest Law Initiative

PILI Alumni Network Leadership Council

PILI’s Alumni Network is led by the PILI Alumni Network Leadership Council, a group of PILI Alumni committed to staying connected to PILI and public interest law, and to giving back to their community.

As part of the Leadership Council, we have several Alumni Teams that focus on different aspects of Alumni outreach and engagement.  We are always recruiting new members to join our Alumni Teams! PILI Alumni interested in developing their leadership skills and having a voice in PILI Alumni Network programming and planning should get in touch with PILI Program Associate Brent Page by email or by phone at 312-832-5128.



Jordan Heinz, Kirkland & Ellis LLP

Vice Chair:

Charles Golbert, Office of the Cook County Public Guardian

Liaison to the PILI Board of Directors:

David J. Scriven-Young, Peckar & Abramson, P.C.

Liaison to the Internship, Fellowship & Alumni Programs Committee:

Kate Pomper Costello, Attorney at Law

Fundraising Team Leaders:

Sean Morales-Doyle, Despres, Schwartz & Geoghegan Ltd
Emily Seymore, Paul Hastings LLP

Outreach Team Leader:

Jessica Schneider, Chicago Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights Under Law

Public Service Team Leader:

Cristina Headley, Equip for Equality

Immediate Past Chair:

Kate Pomper Costello, Attorney at Law

At-Large Council Members:

Reginald D. Cloyd III, Tressler LLP
Emily Coffey, Sargent Shriver National Center on Poverty Law
Martin Cozzola, Chicago Volunteer Legal Services
Katie Deibert, GATX Corporation
April Faith-Slaker, American Bar Association
Sonia E. Fulop, Kirkland & Ellis LLP
Cedric Gordon, Chapman and Cutler LLP
Malitza Pagán, Sargent Shriver National Center on Poverty Law
Kyle Palazzolo, Midwest Regional Office of Lambda Legal
Elin I. Park, Jenner & Block
Anthony R. Todd, Reed Smith LLP
Yaping Zhang, Kirkland & Ellis LLP


Rebecca Canary-King, Schiff Hardin LLP – 2016 Fellow Representative
Brian Davis, Latham & Watkins – 2015 Fellow Representative
Megan Harkins, Loyola University Chicago School of Law – 2016 Intern Representative
Jenna Silver, Loyola University Chicago School of Law – 2015 Intern Representative

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