June 07, 2007

Over 90 Jenner & Block partners, associates, and staff participated in the 26th annual JPMorgan Chase Corporate Challenge on May 24, a 5K-run/walk event to raise money for Bears Care Foundation, the charitable foundation for the Chicago Bears.

The Corporate Challenge is part of a network of races held on five continents.  A total of 22,766 entrants from 578 companies took part in this year’s race in Chicago, setting a new record for the number of participants.

"We had a fantastic evening,” said Partner Michael T. Wolf, who organized the Firm’s involvement in the Corporate Challenge, “Whether you run, jog or walk, it's a great opportunity to get outdoors in a spectacular setting and spend time with co-workers and clients away from the office while raising money for an important cause."

The Bears Care Foundation was founded in 1995 as a fund partner of the McCormick Tribune Foundation. Bears Care exists today as a newly formed 501 (c) 3, dedicated to its mission of supporting programs that are designed to positively impact people in the areas of education, youth and families, athletics, entrepreneurship and health, with a particular emphasis on programs aimed at disadvantaged youth. Since its inception, Bears Care has issued nearly $12 million in grants.

Pictured are some of the members of the Jenner & Block team, (from left): Legal Secretary Tiffany A. Meier, Project Assistant Cynthia K. Clark, Associate Jeff R. Shuman, Summer Associate Chris Lay, Legal Recruiting Assistant Adam Hummel, Partner James L. Thompson, Partner Michael T. Wolf, Angelo Betts of Pitney Bowes, Partner Michelle M. McAtee, Summer Associate Kyle Taylor, Summer Associate Kristen Rakowski, and Summer Associate Kara Martin

The Jenner & Block team included: Summer Associate Stephanie Ailor, Collection Specialist Brian A. Beanblossom, Partner David R. Bennett, Angelo Betts of Pitney Bowes, Associate Bethany K. Biesenthal, Summer Associate Sofia Biller, Associate Kristen M. Boike, Summer Associate Stephen Brown, Summer Associate Herbert Brown, Legal Secretary Carol M. Browne, Summer Associate Daniel Broxup, Project Assistant Jocelyn C. Carreon, Summer Associate Jennifer Cassel, Project Assistant Cynthia K. Clark, Marketing Coordinator Kathryn L. Eisele, Associate Elizabeth L. Fine, Summer Associate Duan Fu, Summer Associate Anne Gardner, Summer Associate Jennifer Gregory, Project Assistant Christine T. Hake, Associate Kathleen A. Hanley, Professional Development Coordinator Angelique E. Hardy, Associate Marc E. Harrison, Paralegal Jeanne C. Haske, Legal Recruiting Assistant Adam Hummel, Summer Associate Kaija Hupila, Partnership Accounting Manager Mary A. Ippolito, Partner David Jimenez-Ekman, Records Assistant Nikalus A. Janiga, Systems Support Specialist Jason M. Kangas, Associate Jamie B. Keating, Associate Kristopher R. Kiel, Associate Rebecca J. Krasaeath, New Business Intake/ Loss Prevention Analyst Moira E. Kelly, Summer Associate Gregory Knudsen, Summer Associate Matthew Kopp, Paralegal Secretary Brian D. Kubiak, Senior Paralegal Cheryl J. Kras, Associate Jeffery D. Larson, Summer Associate Christopher Lay, Summer Associate Rachel Loftspring, Associate Matthew T. Lord, Legal Secretary Margaret L. Lynch, Summer Associate Kara Martin, Summer Associate Matthew Mason, Associate Spiridoula Mavrothalasitis, Summer Associate Sarah McNally, Paralegal Lisa M. Mazzone, Sr. Staff Accountant Jessica M. Martin, Staff Accountant Alison J. McCann, Legal Secretary Tiffany A. Meier, Legal Secretary Janice M. Moskalick, Associate Maya D. Nath, Summer Associate Katherine Neff, Associate Kathryn C. Newman, Summer Associate Kevin O’Riordan, Summer Associate Andrea Otto-Classon, Summer Associate Kyle Palazzolo, Summer Associate Molly Penn, Petty Cashier Anastacia Pineda, Associate Matthew A. Passen, Partner Megan B. Poetzel, Marketing Coordinator Erin E. Pritchard, Summer Associate Kristin Rakowski, Associate Peter H. Rosenbaum, Summer Associate Aaron-Michael Sapp, Project Assistant Kristen L. Schneider, Of Counsel Ruth A. Schoenmeyer, Summer Associate Ashley Schumacher, Associate Anwar T. Shatat, Associate Shana A. Shifrin, Associate Jeffrey R. Shuman, Summer Associate Jeffrey Sindelar, Summer Associate Michele Slachetka,Legal Secretary Jo Stafford, Summer Associate Kyle Taylor, Project Assistant Christopher M. Tansey, Summer Associate Sarah Terman, Project Assistant Heather L. Trumbour, Partner James L. Thompson, Associate Joseph H. Thompson, Associate Wade A. Thomson, Associate Amy K. Trueblood, Partner Charlotte L. Wager, Summer Associate Richard Wallace, Associate Anne K. Wasilchuk, Partner Michael T. Wolf, and Conflicts Analyst Venessa A. Vargas.