Ice Miller Announces New Management Team Ice Miller Announces New Management Team

Ice Miller Announces New Management Team

Ice Miller LLP is pleased to announce Steve Humke has been re-elected its chief managing partner, beginning a four-year term effective January 1, 2019. Humke will begin his second term of service with a diverse management team, which includes new managing partners Kristine Bouaichi and Michael Jordan and returning managing partner Judy Okenfuss. Marilee Springer was elected by the partnership as chair of the Firm’s strategic planning committee.

“As a Firm, we remain dedicated to helping our clients stay ahead of a changing world,” said Humke. “This new team has a broad set of skills and experiences. A diverse team that sees challenges from different perspectives and cultural references drives creativity, fuels innovation and strengthens relationships. Creating a culture of diversity and inclusion starts with Firm leadership. Through this new management team, we will continue to foster innovation and provide the best possible legal services to our clients.”

The chief managing partner is elected by the partners of the Firm. The managing partners are nominated by the chief managing partner and ratified by the partners of the Firm.

Outgoing managing partners Richard Barnhart and John Burke and strategic planning committee chair Drew Miroff will complete their four-year terms of service on Ice Miller’s management team effective December 31, 2018.

“Richard, John and Drew have added immeasurably to the strength and reputation of Ice Miller, and on behalf of the entire Firm, I thank them for their significant contributions and leadership,” Humke said. “Each will continue to contribute their leadership skills and knowledge in key areas of the Firm.”

Steven K. Humke, returning chief managing partner, acts as the Firm’s chief executive officer and is responsible for leading the Firm’s operations and strategic direction. Prior to becoming chief managing partner in 2015, Steve was a corporate attorney representing entrepreneurs as well as a number of private equity firms.

Judy S. Okenfuss, returning managing partner, is chair of the Firm’s Internet of Things Industry Group and a partner in the Litigation Group. Judy focuses her practice defending and advising manufacturers, distributers, and retailers in a variety of matters including litigation, such as class actions, traditional product liability matters, warranty matters, indemnification claims, and supply chain issues. She also works with companies to identify potential risks and develop solutions to address these risks, through contractual methods, insurance, risk assessments, and other approaches.

Kristine J. Bouaichi, managing partner, currently serves as chair of the Firm’s Trusts and Estates Group and the Women’s Initiative Steering Committee. Kristine’s primary practice concentrations are in trust and estate planning and administration, wealth succession counseling and charitable giving. She works with high-net-worth families, entrepreneurs and other persons of influence in the community on a wide range of trust and estate and personal planning matters.  

Michael S. Jordan, managing partner, is a partner in the Firm’s Business Group, with a primary area of concentration in alternative investments. He represents a wide variety of institutional investors such as public retirement systems and other governmental entities, national banks, corporate pension plans, college and university endowments, insurance companies, investment advisers, trade associations, family offices and high net worth investors in all aspects of their alternative investments programs.

Marilee J. Springer, strategic planning committee chair, concentrates her practice on the representation of tax-exempt organizations, donors and governmental entities and affiliates. In this capacity, Marilee focuses on corporate, structuring, governance and tax issues. Marilee’s dedicated service in the public sector provides valuable insights and knowledge that benefit tax-exempt and governmental entities. Marilee's practice frequently sits at the intersection of her for-profit and philanthropic clients, where she advises clients on corporate social responsibility (CSR) programs, social impact investments and sophisticated grants and mission-related investments. Marilee also serves as chair of the Firm’s internal Attorney Coaching Committee.
 
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About Ice Miller LLP
Ice Miller LLP is a full service law firm dedicated to helping our clients stay ahead of a changing world. With over 340 legal professionals in seven offices, we advise clients on all aspects of complex business issues across more than 20 practice areas. Our clients include emerging growth companies, FORTUNE 500 corporations, municipal entities and nonprofits. Learn more about Ice Miller and our client commitments.

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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