Mike Sorich ’00

Mike Sorich ’00 was promoted to a named partner at Cavanagh Law Group, a Chicago based, nationally renowned, personal injury and medical malpractice law firm. The law firm will now be known as Cavanagh Sorich Law Group. Sorich, age 45, joined the firm eight years ago as a partner after working 13 years at the Cook County State’s Attorney’s office. While there, Sorich tried more than 50 cases and served as the youngest supervisor ever in the Civil Division. Since joining Cavanagh Law Group in 2016, Sorich has obtained more than $100 million in verdicts and settlements for clients.

Congratulations on the accomplishment Mike!

Jeremy Daniel ’00

Jeremy Daniel ’00, was sworn in as a United States District Court Judge for the Northern District of Illinois. Prior to joining the bench, he served as an Assistant United States Attorney in the Northern District of Illinois. Congratulations Jeremy!

Megan Sholar ’00

Megan Sholar ’00 recently had her book, Chasing Equality: Women’s Rights and US Public Policy, published by Lynne Rienner Publishers.

“Despite women’s many gains in the political, economic, and social spheres, equality remains elusive-and in some areas, ground is being lost. In this book, we trace the struggle for women’s equal rights and opportunities in the US across more than a century, focusing on issues such as workplace discrimination and harassment, reproductive rights, and work-family balance.”

You can read more about this book here. Congratulations Megan!

Lucinda (Lucy) Shair ’00

Lucy Shair is an alum of IWU who passed away in January 2021. She was an avid supporter for women taking control of their financial futures and after her initial cancer diagnosis in 2016, she dreamed big and launched her own financial advisory firm. After her passing, a group a friends wanted to do more and the Lucy Shair Foundation for Women in Finance was created. The foundation will offer a yearly $5,000 grant to women working in the finance industry.

You can read more about this new grant here. You can also take a look at the Lucy Shair Foundation for Women in Finance website for more information about the foundation.