Taft Chicago Adds Three Associates

Taft Stettinius & Hollister LLP is pleased to announce that three associate attorneys have joined the firm’s Chicago office in the Employment, Litigation and Business & Finance practices. Taft’s Chicago office has added 12 attorneys so far in 2018.  

Ryan Burandt focuses his practice on labor and employment matters. Prior to joining Taft as an associate, Burandt was a summer associate for two years at the firm. In law school, he was a judicial extern at the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois and participated in the Entrepreneurship Law Clinic. Before law school, Burandt served in the U.S. Marine Corps. He received his J.D., cum laude, from Northwestern University School of Law and a B.A. in Economics from Denison University.

Paul Coogan assists clients in resolving a wide range of business disputes in federal and state court, as well as representing local municipalities in constitutional and class action litigation. Prior to joining Taft, Coogan served for two years as a law clerk to the Honorable Judge William J. Bauer of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit. While in law school, Coogan also served as an extern for two federal district court judges, performing research, drafting suggested opinions on dispositive motions and learning valuable lessons about the complexities of federal litigation. He received his J.D., cum laude, from the John Marshall Law School, where he served as the Student Publications Editor of the John Marshall Law Review. Coogan earned a B.A. in Psychology from Marquette University.

Danielle Neal is an associate in the Business & Finance practice. Prior to joining Taft as an associate, Neal was a law clerk and summer associate at the firm. During law school, she served as a Court Appointed Special Advocate for the Child Advocate Clinic at IU McKinney School of Law. Neal was also a judicial extern to the Honorable Grant W. Hawkins in Marion County (Indiana) Superior Court. She also served as an advocate in the Re-Entry And Community Help program (REACH), a partnership between IU McKinney, the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Indiana and the Department of Justice. Neal received her J.D. from Indiana University Robert H. McKinney School of Law and a B.A. from Indiana University, Bloomington.

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