Ice Miller Increases Presence in Illinois Market Ice Miller Increases Presence in Illinois Market

Ice Miller Increases Presence in Illinois Market

Ice Miller LLP continues increasing its Illinois presence with the relocation of two attorneys: Nicholas Merker and Elizabeth Thomas.

Nicholas Merker, an associate in the Intellectual Property and Litigation Group, has relocated to the Firm's Chicago office. His practice focuses on Internet technologies, namely, new uses of social media and cloud services. His work with these technologies concentrates on data security and privacy. Merker's career started at 14, when he volunteered his services at a hometown Internet service provider. There, he developed a passion for systems, network and security engineering, which drove his career in that field. Merker earned his juris doctorate from Chicago-Kent College of Law in the top 14 percent of his class in 2010. He was affiliated with The Chicago-Kent Law Review in his time there.

Elizabeth Thomas, an associate in the Business Group, has also relocated to the Firm's DuPage County, Ill., office. She concentrates her practice in general corporate matters and mergers and acquisitions. Thomas represents both private and public companies in an array of industries in connection with reorganizations; mergers; stock and asset acquisitions and sales; corporate restructurings and refinancings; and corporate entity formations. Thomas earned her Bachelor of Arts in economics and political science from Vanderbilt University in 2005. She graduated from the Emory University School of Law in 2008. Elizabeth is a lover of food, culture and nature. She spends her free time with her soon-to-be husband Mitch exploring their Bucktown neighborhood and taking advantage of the city's many biking and walking trails.

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 and government law. With offices in Chicago; Cleveland; Columbus; DuPage County, Ill.; Indianapolis; and Washington, D.C., the Firm has more than 300 lawyers, 40 paraprofessionals and 280 support staff members.

This press release is intended for general information purposes only and does not and is not intended to constitute legal advice.

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