Hahn Loeser & Parks LLP is pleased to announce the additions of Jack A. Battaglia and Kelsey L. Smith, who joined the firm’s Chicago office as associate attorneys in the firm’s Litigation Practice Area.
“We are excited to welcome Jack and Kelsey to our growing litigation team in Chicago,” remarked Steven E. Feldman, Partner-in-Charge of Hahn Loeser’s Chicago office. “They add broad commercial litigation experience that will add value to our clients.”
Battaglia brings a variety of litigation experience at both the trial and appellate levels in state and federal court. He has prosecuted and defended actions involving commercial contracts, corporate law, shareholder/member/partner disputes, business torts, insurance disputes, employment contracts and discrimination claims, construction and contractor disputes, building code violations, and legal malpractice. Battaglia started his legal career with the City of Chicago and clerking for trial and appellate judges, after which he entered private practice as a litigation associate. He earned his J.D. and graduated cum laude from the University of Michigan Law School in 2014.
Smith has experience with commercial litigation, including business and corporate disputes, construction litigation, intellectual property matters, cryptocurrency matters and condominium disputes. She has managed cases throughout all phases of litigation, in both state and federal court, including drafting pleadings, directing discovery, and drafting and arguing dispositive motions. Smith also has experience with corporate law, including drafting shareholder agreements, reviewing asset acquisition agreements, advising clients regarding compliance, and drafting a variety of commercial contracts.
Smith spent the last year as an associate attorney at a Chicago law firm, where she began working as a law clerk in 2018. She earned her J.D. from Loyola University Chicago School of Law in 2020, graduating magna cum laude. Smith received a B.A. in political science and in international & comparative studies from the University of Michigan in 2015.