March 13, 2007

For the fourth year in a row, Jenner & Block attorneys and staff members bounded up the 1,632 stairs of the John Hancock Center as part of the annual “Hustle Up the Hancock.”  This year marked the 10th anniversary of the popular fundraising event, which helps the American Lung Association of Metropolitan Chicago (now known as the Respiratory Health Association of Metropolitan Chicago) raise funds for lung research, advocacy and education.  Based on the performance of its top five fastest climbers, Team Jenner finished fifth out of 133 teams.

With 53 members climbing, Team Jenner was the second largest team to participate in the event and has raised more than $20,000 in donations to date, placing it third among teams in total collections.  The ALAMC will use those funds to make a difference in the lives of thousands of people in metropolitan Chicago who suffer from lung diseases such as asthma, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) and lung cancer.  Additional donations will be accepted through March 23, 2007.  Please click here to make a contribution to Team Jenner.

Team Jenner included partners, associates, staff members, paralegals and secretaries.  “It’s inspiring to be part of a team that truly represents the whole Firm coming together to do good,” said Partner Barry Levenstam, who led the Firm’s participation in the climb and is also a member of the ALAMC Board of Directors. 

The ALAMC, whose CEO is former Jenner & Block Partner Joel J. Africk, has surpassed its goal of raising $1 million this year. 

Pictured are some of the members of Team Jenner, which included: 

Desktop Publisher Richard L. Aiello, Jr., Associate Kristen M. Boike, Partner David J. Bradford, Associate Megan A. Byrnes, Project Assistant Jocelyn C. Carreon, Library Assistant Jennifer M. Claunch-Meyers, Senior Marketing Manager Murray M. Coffey, Of Counsel Rhonda E. de Freitas, Associate Catharine L. Dubois, Marketing Manager Clifford G. Gately, Project Assistant Stephanie E. Greenberg, Associate Kathleen A. Hanley, Professional Development Coordinator Angelique E. Hardy, Associate Brian Hauck, Associate Brian C. Haussmann, Former Associate Bobby J. Hollis II, Associate Jammey L. Kligis, Associate Rebecca J. Krasaeath, Partner Barry Levenstam, Associate Gregory A. Lewis, Associate Matthew T. Lord, Conflicts Analyst Richard L. Madison, Staff Accountant Jessica M. Martin, Staff Accountant Alison J. McCann, Partner James A. McKenna, Project Assistant Joshua W. Newman, Associate Kathryn C. Newman, Associate April A. Otterberg, Associate Christopher V. Parente, Associate Marisa K. Perry, Associate Keith V. Porapaiboon, Marketing Coordinator Erin E. Pritchard, Partner R. Douglas Rees, Legal Secretary Charlene Reynolds, Associate Laura A. Sakulich, Partner Barbara S. Steiner, Partner James L. Thompson, Associate Joseph H. Thompson, Associate Elsa Y. Trujillo, Project Assistant Heather L. Trumbour, Legal Secretary Julie S. Valloni, Partner Anton R. Valukas, Associate Anne K. Wasilchuk, Legal Secretary Evelyn K. Watts, Project Assistant Yvonne D. Yang and Associate Richard J. Zito. 

Also participating were friends and family members of Team Jenner, including:  Mark Jolicoeur, Bill Macaulay, Kiran Mehta, Nick Menninga, Elizabeth Oppert, Stephen Rees, Matt Sutton and Kori Yelle.