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Alum Karen Conti to Speak at College of Law

April 14th, 2014

conti-karen The NIU College of Law will welcome national media expert and commentator Karen Conti as she speaks on “Why Lawyers Should Talk to the Media.”

This program will be held at 5 p.m. Thursday, April 17, in the Francis X. Riley Courtroom of Swen Parson Hall and will be followed by a reception.

Conti, who holds a bachelor’s degree in political science from NIU, is a litigation partner at Beermann, Pritikin, Mirabelli, Swerdlove LLP in Chicago. She has been a lawyer for 26 years, concentrating in all types of litigation – criminal, civil and appellate. She has litigated noteworthy cases both in Illinois and across the country in a wide variety of practice areas.

She has extensive experience and contact with the local and national media. For 15 years, she has been the designated local Chicago Fox News legal expert and gives weekly commentary on diverse issues such as family law, business matters, criminal cases and appellate decisions. She has appeared on “Good Morning America,” “The O’Reilly Factor,” “The Montel Williams Show” and other television programs.

Currently, Conti is a regular on “Nancy Grace” and presents a weekly segment on CNN Newsroom with Don Lemon. She also has a weekly segment on WGN, where she discusses current legal events and answers listeners’ questions. For more than 20 years, Conti hosted and produced radio talk shows, including “Legally Speaking” on WGN, for which she has won numerous awards, including Achievement in Radio for Best Public Affairs and the Herman Kogan Media Award.

She earned a Juris Doctor degree from the University of Illinois College of Law.

One hour of MCLE credit is available for this lecture. For more information, call 815-753-0589 or email ganderson@niu.edu.