Jenner & Block

Jenner & Block Team Climbs 94 Floors to Benefit American Lung Association

More than 50 Jenner & Block lawyers and staff members recently raced up 94 floors to the top of the John Hancock Tower as part of “Hustle up the Hancock,” an annual fundraising effort by the American Lung Association of Metropolitan Chicago (now known as the Respiratory Health Association of Metropolitan Chicago) for lung research, advocacy and education. 

The Jenner & Block team has raised more than $13,000 in donations for the event, which the ALAMC will use to help the thousands of people in metropolitan Chicago who suffer from lung disease, like lung cancer, emphysema and asthma.  Donations to ALAMC in honor of Team Jenner are still being accepted through March 24, 2006. 

“Climbing 94 floors in a hurry really makes you appreciate your lungs, and makes you want to help those who are  suffering from lung disease.  I am pleased that so many folks came out to climb from Jenner, and that so many others contributed,” said Partner Barry Levenstam, who led the Firm’s participation in the event (in spirit, if not in speed) and serves on the Board of Directors of the ALAMC. 

The ALAMC, whose CEO is former Jenner & Block Partner Joel J. Africk, welcomed more than 4,000 people to this ninth annual Hustle and aims to raise more than $850,000.  Since its inception 10 years ago, the event has raised over $3 million for the ALAMC. 

Team Jenner included Legal Secretary Wanda R. Ballinger, Associate Angela M. Barry, Associate Benjamin J. Bradford, Partner David J. Bradford, Library Assistant Jennifer M. Claunch-Meyers, Associate Mercedes M. Davis, Conflicts Manager Beth Faircloth, Associate Elizabeth L. Fine, Associate Emily M. Frank, Project Assistant Eleni Giannakopoulos, Associate Brian C. Haussman, Associate Bobby J. Hollis II, Associate Darrick J. Hooker, Associate David M. Kavanaugh, Associate Fazal R. Khan, Associate Rebecca J. Krasaeath, Associate Jayne Laiprasert, Associate Oliver Larson, Partner Barry Levenstam, Partner Teri A. Lindquist, Staff Accountant Jessica M. Martin, Staff Accountant Alison J. McCann, Legal Secretary Tracie A. McDaniel, Partner James A. McKenna, Associate Emily S. Palmer, Associate Elayna T. Pham, Assistant Marketing Coordinator Erin E. Pritchard, Associate Jay S. Readey, Legal Secretary Charlene Reynolds, Associate Heinz J. Salmen, Associate Rina L. Scates, Partner Lawrence S. Schaner, Associate Sally K. Sears Coder, Legal Secretary Patty T. Sotiropoulos, Partner Richard P. Steinken, Partner James L. Thompson, Associate Sandi J. Toll, Associate Sara E. Tonnies, Associate Amy K. Trueblood, Legal Secretary Robin L. Ustanik, and Legal Secretary Julie S. Valloni. 

Also participating were friends and family members of Team Jenner, including Chris Coder, David Faircloth, Nate Hole,  Dave Kasey, Duane Lindquist, Broderick McKinney, Peter McNamara, Tom Nissen,  Al Romero, Jill Sears,  Ry Tarpley, and Andrew Trueblood.