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Upcoming CLE Event: Impact of the Presidential Election on LGBT Rights and the Economy

By October 19, 2012February 8th, 2013No Comments
LAGBAC is posting this CLE announcement solely as a service to its members and the Chicago Bar Association. If you have questions or would like to RSVP, please contact


The November CBA LGBT Committee meeting will be at noon on November 15, at Petterino’s on Dearborn and Randolph.  Michael Collins and Baird Investments have generously agreed to host lunch.  The first speaker will be Michael Kasper, Of Counsel at Hinshaw & Culbertson LLP, whose clients have included President Obama, former President Clinton, and Mayor Rahm Emanuel.  Also speaking will be Bruce Bittles, Chief Investment Strategist for Baird Investments.  They will discuss the impact of the next presidential election on LGBT rights and the economy.  If you would like to attend, please RSVP to Michael at  Space is limited.

Thursday, November 15th, 2012 from 12:00 p.m. – 1:30 p.m.
Check-in begins at 11:45 a.m. Lunch will be served promptly at noon.

150 N Dearborn, Chicago
Complimentary garage parking available across the street from Petterino’s.

MCLE credit will be applied for.


Michael J. Kasper 
Of Counsel, Hinshaw & Culbertson LLPMichael J. Kasper concentrates his litigation practice in trial and appellate litigation in the areas of constitutional law, voting rights, elections and issues related to the legislative process. He has argued cases before the Illinois Supreme Court, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit, the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois and most of the Illinois appellate districts. Mr. Kasper’s clients have included President Obama, former President Clinton and Mayor Rahm Emanuel. For more info please click here.
Bruce A. Bittles 
Chief Investment Strategist,Bruce provides stock market analysis to Baird’s retail, institutional and corporate clients, and also is a member of Baird’s Investment Policy and Stock Selection committees. He joined Baird in 2002. He received both his BS in Business and MBA in Economics and Finance from Fairleigh Dickinson University. Bruce has appeared on CNBC and Fox Business News. For more info please click here.
Michael J. Collins, ADPASM, CMFC®, CRPS®
Financial Advisor, Robert W. Baird & Co.Michael J. Collins is a Financial Advisory with Robert W. Baird & Co. in Chicago, providing comprehensive financial and retirement planning to associations, corporations, foundations, individuals and small business owners. Michael is a co-chair of Baird’s LGBT A.R.G., serves on Baird’s Business Diversity Council and has achieved the Accredited Domestic Partner AdvisorSM designation. For more info please click here.