Jenner & Block

Chicago Career Conference, PracticePro

Jenner & Block Partner Abby L. Bried and Associate Alexander J. Bandza will speak at the 2017 Chicago Career Conference, sponsored by PracticePro.  Ms. Bried will be a panelist in a session titled “Exceeding Expectations: Excellent Work Product.”  The panelists will explore the most important qualities of stellar work product; tips for students who are just starting out; what they should do if they can’t meet a deadline; advice on dealing with mistakes; and the importance of taking initiative.    Mr. Bandza will be a panelist in a session called “Relationships - Building Your House on the Rock.”  He will be joined by in-house counsel Rebecca Piper of Hyatt Corp and  Steve Wurth of Motorola Mobility for a discussion about building a professional network; what clients expect from outside counsel; and business development tips for junior lawyers.  PracticePro is a national company that bridges the gap between law school and law practice by teaching every-day legal, managerial, and administrative skills, and Mr. Bandza serves on the advisory board to PracticePro’s Diversity Program.  The conference will be held at the firm’s Chicago office on June 22, 2017. 

Ms. Bried is co-chair of the firm’s Aviation and Aerospace Practice.  For more than 20 years, she has provided insight and legal counsel on virtually all of the major issues and developments in international aviation and a broad range of domestic issues affecting the aviation industry.  She has established airline operations and managed the international legal affairs in more than 60 countries.

Mr. Bandza, an associate in the Environmental and Workplace Health & Safety Law Practice, has a broad-based environmental litigation and counseling practice.  He assists clients in the automotive, chemical, defense, energy, manufacturing, and real estate sectors with environmental risks and liabilities arising out of litigation and regulation.

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