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The Equal Access to Justice Award Luncheon supports critical legal services for low income families in the Chicago area, and recognizes the outstanding pro bono work supporting those services.

Wednesday, October 16
11:30am – 1:30pm
Palmer House Hilton
17 E Monroe St, Chicago, IL 60603


Jerry Krulewitch
Executive Vice President, General Counsel & Secretary
McDonald’s Corporation
(Read Jerry’s bio here)

Organization: Aon

For its transformative work with the Legal Aid Society’s Elder Help Desk at the Daley Center, we are pleased to honor longstanding supporter Aon for its exceptional contribution through pro bono services.

Individual: Malou Roth
We are pleased to honor Malou Roth, Principal at People First, for the invaluable pro-bono management training she has provided to LAS staff attorneys for the past year.


  • Jonathan C. Bunge, Co-Chair
    Quinn Emanuel Urquhart & Sullivan
  • Brenda McNamara, Co-Chair
  • Amanda Amert
    Jenner & Block LLP
  • Ric Estrada
    Metropolitan Family Services
  • Angela Frye
    Verizon Wireless
  • Steve Gilford
  • Kyle Harvey
    Baird & Warner
  • Samera S. Ludwig
    Lowis & Gellen LLP
  • Craig Martin
    Jenner & Block LLP
  • Michael G. McQuillen
    Adler Murphy & McQuillen LLP
  • Linda K. Myers
    Kirkland & Ellis LLP


  • Ron Provenzano
    InnerWorkings, Inc.
  • Michelle Ramirez
    Sidley Austin LLP
  • Robert J. Regan
    AAR Corp.
  • Michael Roche
    Winston & Strawn
  • Ron Safer
    Riley Safer Holmes & Cancila LLP
  • Ethan Samson
    Lettuce Entertain You Enterprises
  • Leslie Smith
    Kirkland & Ellis LLP
  • Scott Solberg
    Eimer Stahl LLP
  • Kristofer Swanson
    Charles River & Associates
  • Anton R. Valukas
    Jenner & Block LLP
  • Matthew Walch
    Latham & Watkins LLP
  • Andrea Zopp
    World Business Chicago