Karlin E. Sangdahl ’09

Karlin E. Sangdahl ’09 has been promoted to partner at Reed Smith LLP in the firm’s Chicago office. She was previously counsel. Karlin is a litigator in the Global Commercial Disputes Group. She represents and counsels corporate clients, product manufacturers and sellers, and service providers in a variety of matters, including contract disputes, business torts, unfair competition, and product liability. She also defends clients in class actions featuring breach of warranty, consumer fraud, and contract-based claims, often arising from the marketing and sale of products and services. Karlin has substantial experience litigating and resolving cases at all stages, from pre-suit investigation all the way through trial or arbitration. After graduating from Illinois Wesleyan, she obtained her J.D. in 2013 from Chicago-Kent College of Law, Illinois Institute of Technology. Congratulations Karlin!

Andrew Herrington-Gilmore ’09

Lauren (Giannini) Herrington-Gilmore ’08 and Andrew Herrington-Gilmore ’09 cofounded The Gilmore Family Foundation in the summer of 2022 to raise money for childhood rare disease treatment, discovery, diagnosis, awareness, and research.

“A rare disease diagnosis is devastating, and it’s the last thing any child should have to endure. Unfortunately, for our family and thousands of others, it is reality. It is also extremely hard to find doctors and care teams who have the experience, knowledge, resources and capability to provide the coordinated care each child deserves. The entire process is mind-numbingly frustrating, terrifying, and exhausting. Yet, through personal experience, we have learned what a family can do when pushed to the limits, and what children can overcome in the most difficult of circumstances. We aim to celebrate and honor what these kids can do while alleviating some of that burden on families dealing with pediatric rare diseases.”

Read more about their foundation and how you can help here.

Alex (Salansky) Gohla ’09

Alex (Salansky) Gohla ’09 recently started a mental health podcast with other providers in the Chicagoland area called The Nest. The podcast strives to normalize conversations around mental health and provide an opportunity for people to understand and explore different forms of available mental health assistance. You can listen to the podcast here. Alex also started a mental health private practice called Bluebird Counseling Services in Naperville, IL.