At its April meeting, the PILI Board of Directors elected three new directors to serve on the board:
DePaul University College of Law
Sioban serves as the Asylum & Immigration Law Clinic instructor and coordinator and as the Legal Resources Project director at the DePaul University College of Law. She has represented low-income immigrants for more than 15 years and has served as managing attorney for one of the largest low-income immigration legal services providers in the Midwest. She has developed and conducted trainings for attorneys, accredited representatives and other legal service providers in various areas of immigration law. Herself having been a PILI Law Student Intern, Sioban received the PILI Distinguished Alumni Award in 2001 and supervises PILI Fellows at the Asylum & Immigration Law Clinic.
Mayer Brown LLP
Joe is a partner in Mayer Brown’s Litigation & Dispute Resolution group and a key member of the Firm’s Mass Torts & Products Liability practices. From 2017 to 2023, he has been listed as a Rising Star and “Top Rated Class Action & Mass Torts Attorney” in Thomson Reuters’ Super Lawyers publication. Joe also received the 2016 Award for Excellence in Pro Bono Service from the Judges of the US District Court for the Northern District of Illinois and the Chicago Chapter of the Federal Bar Association, and his pro bono practice is focused on immigration and current issues relating to LGBTQ+ rights.
Crowell & Moring LLP
David is a partner at Crowell & Moring LLP and is experienced in all facets of patent protection, including litigation, counsel, and U.S. and foreign prosecution. In addition to his IP practice, David is a member of the firm’s Pro Bono Committee and is actively involved with various local legal aid agencies, assisting pro bono clients with non-IP issues. David believes he has an obligation to assist individuals of limited means to strengthen his community and provide equal justice for all. In May 2019, David received US District Court for the Northern District of Illinois and Federal Bar Association: Award for Excellence in Pro Bono Service.
In addition, the PILI Board of Directors also recognized a departing director with the honorary designation of Life Director:
Brad was first elected to the PILI Board of Directors in 2008. After serving in several leadership positions, he was elected president of the Board of Directors and served n that role from 2016-2018. In addition to his leadership and service with PILI, Brad has a longstanding commitment to and passion for pro bono work. For all of these reasons, PILI’s Board of Directors unanimously appointed Brad to the honorary capacity of Life Director. You can read about all that PILI accomplished under Brad’s leadership in a news post at the end of his term in 2018 here.