Bianca E. Ciarroni

Associate Chicago
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Summary

Bianca is a member of Taft’s Chicago Litigation practice group and focuses on business litigation, including shareholder disputes, and also represents creditors in enforcing their judgments against debtors concealing their assets in both state and federal court. Prior to joining Taft, she was an associate at a mid-sized law firm in Chicago and represented creditors’ committees in Chapter 11 bankruptcy cases and creditors and Trustees in Chapter 7 bankruptcy cases as well as post-judgment litigation on behalf of the judgment creditors. Bianca also advocated pro bono on behalf of two inmates based on infringements of their constitutional rights while in prison.

Bianca is active in the Chicago Bar Association as one of the Special Project Coordinators for the Young Lawyers Section. She was a co-chair on the Turnaround Management Association’s (TMA) Chicago/Midwest Chapter, Network of Women (NOW) Committee in 2020 and 2021. In addition, she served as an advisory board member for the Women’s Bar Foundation of Illinois.

While in law school, Bianca was Chief Justice of the Moot Court Honors Program and a published member of the UIC John Marshall Law Review. In her first year of law school, she was recognized as Best Oralist and received second place in both the intra-school moot court and mock trial competitions. Additionally, she was awarded Winner and Best Oralist of the intra-school moot court competition in her second year of law school. She continued to win awards while competing with other law schools through the Moot Court Honors Program.

Awards

  • Honoree, Best Lawyers® "Ones to Watch" (2023)

Education

  • University of Illinois Chicago School of Law (2018)

    cum laude (Top 4.8%), Order of John Marshall

  • University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (2015)

    BA, Political Science and Spanish, cum laude

Admissions

  • State - Illinois
  • Federal - Northern District of Illinois
  • Federal - U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the Northern District of Illinois

Professional Affiliations

  • American Bar Association
  • Illinois State Bar Association
  • Chicago Bar Association

    Special Project Coordinator for the Young Lawyers Section