Attorneys Michael Hopkins and Austin Root Join Ice Miller’s 2016 Chicago Fall Associate Class Attorneys Michael Hopkins and Austin Root Join Ice Miller’s 2016 Chicago Fall Associate Class

Attorneys Michael Hopkins and Austin Root Join Ice Miller’s 2016 Chicago Fall Associate Class

Ice Miller LLP’s Chicago office is pleased to announce that it continues to grow with the arrival of two new attorneys: Michael Hopkins and Austin Root. As members of the 2016 fall class, both have professional experience as a law clerk, summer associate, legal intern or in a previous non-legal career.
 
Michael Hopkins is a registered patent agent and associate in Ice Miller’s Intellectual Property group. He advises and represents clients in all areas of intellectual property, including patent prosecution and litigation, trademarks and copyright. Michael received his Bachelor of Science from University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign where he majored in Physics. In 2016, Michael graduated magna cum laude from Brooklyn Law School. While in law school, Michael served as an Executive Articles Editor of the Brooklyn Journal of Corporate, Financial and Commercial Law. Michael also worked in the Brooklyn Law Incubator and Policy Clinic, where he provided pro bono patent prosecution services.
 
Austin Root is an associate in Ice Miller’s Municipal Finance group. He acts as bond counsel and disclosure counsel to governmental entities throughout the State of Illinois including school districts, cities, villages, counties, park districts and special districts and as underwriters counsel to various municipal bond underwriters. Austin received his Bachelor of Science in Business Administration, cum laude, from the University of South Carolina in Columbia, South Carolina, where he majored in Finance and minored in Economics. During his undergraduate career, he was a member of the Alpha Lambda Delta National Honor Society and Phi Sigma Kappa Fraternity. In 2016, Austin graduated magna cum laude from the University of Illinois College of Law in Champaign, Illinois. While in law school, he served as the Managing Editor of the Illinois Business Law Journal, a member of the Student Legal Relief Organization, and a Research Assistant for Charles J. Tabb. He also participated in the American Bar Association Negotiation Competition.
 
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About Ice Miller LLP
Founded in 1910, Ice Miller LLP is an Am Law 200 Firm with a nationally recognized reputation in many of its practice areas. Ice Miller offers a broad array of capabilities in virtually all areas of legal practice including: corporate, patents and trademarks, bankruptcy, lobbying, labor and employment, litigation, employee benefits, environment, tax, trusts and estates, real estate, municipal finance, public affairs and government law. With offices in Chicago; Cleveland; Columbus; DuPage County, Ill.; Indianapolis; New York; and Washington, D.C., the Firm has more than 300 lawyers and 40 paraprofessionals.
 
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