Established in 2017, PILI’s Young Professionals Board (YPB) is a group dedicated to empowering PILI through fundraising and by serving as PILI’s ambassadors in their communities. YPB members are emerging leaders who have begun their professional careers in the past fifteen years.
With the start of PILI’s new fiscal year on September 1st, new leaders took the helm of the YPB. Corey Biller of Conagra Brands will serve as Chair and is joined by Bide Akande of Porter Wright Morris & Arthur LLP who will serve as Chair-Elect and Anthony Lewis of Kovitz Shifrin Nesbit who will serve as Vice Chair.
As she begins her role as Chair, Corey said, “I wanted to join PILI’s Young Professionals Board because it afforded me the opportunity to give back to an organization that gave me my first legal role as a Law Student Intern, while also allowing me to make meaningful connections with other professionals in a similar stage of their career. The YPB affords such a unique opportunity to give back to the community while simultaneously contributing to personal and professional growth. I’m looking forward to broadening the Young Professionals Board’s reach both in terms of membership and fundraising opportunities to further support PILI’s mission of increasing access to legal services in our community.”
Corey started as Counsel for Labor and Employment at Conagra Brands last November. Previously, she was an associate at Neal, Gerber & Eisenberg LLP where she managed civil cases in federal and state court, as well as administrative charges pending in front of the NLRB, EEOC, and state agencies. Corey received both her Bachelor of Arts in Psychology and Ancient Studies as well as her Juris Doctor from Washington University in St. Louis. Corey was a member of the National ABA Moot Court Team, President of the Labor and Employment Law Society and a member of the Women’s Law Caucus.
Corey was a PILI Law Student Intern at Lambda Legal conducting legal research and prepared memoranda on issues impacting the LGBT community and people living with HIV, interviewed with potential clients and prepared intake forms and assisted staff attorneys with trial preparation for ongoing cases in state and federal court. Corey has been an active member of the Young Professionals Board for almost five years, most recently serving as Chair-Elect and being instrumental in the fundraising and planning of Young Professionals Board events like Giving Tuesday and Arcade for Legal Aid.