MARC J. LANE RISK MANAGEMENT - Key Persons


Chancellor Patterson

Job Titles:
  • of Counsel
  • Counsel to the Firm
Chancellor Patterson is Of Counsel to the Firm. In that capacity, he offers strategic advice to the Firm s clients. A former Senior Vice President, Corporate Affairs, at Harpo Productions and publicist for Oprah Winfrey, Mr. Patterson holds a B.A. in Economics from Boston University and a J.D. from Boston University School of Law.

Ellen Gutiontov

Job Titles:
  • Counsel
  • of Counsel
Ellen Gutiontov is Of Counsel to the firm. She is also the Executive Director of the Center for Intellectual Property Law and Information Technology (CIPLIT ®) at the DePaul University College of Law, and an Adjunct Professor at both the DePaul s College of Law and College of Commerce. She received her JD, cum laude, from the DePaul University College of Law where she was a recipient of the Top Scholar award and a member of the DePaul Law Review. She also holds an MBA from DePaul University Kellstadt Graduate School of Business and a BA from Gomel Music College (with High Honors) and Belarus State Conservatory.

Joshua S. Kreitzer

Job Titles:
  • Attorney
  • Senior Associate
Joshua S. Kreitzer is a Senior Associate Attorney with the firm. He previously served as a law clerk for the U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Florida. He is a member of the Board of Managers of the Decalogue Society of Lawyers, for which he has also served as recording secretary and treasurer, and is a member of the Chicago Bar Association and the American Bar Association. Mr. Kreitzer is a graduate of Northwestern University School of Law (J.D.), where he completed a concentration in Business Associations and was a senior articles editor of the Journal of Criminal Law and Criminology. He is also a graduate of Harvard University (B.A.) and the University of South Florida (M.A.).

Mandy Lane

Job Titles:
  • Brand Strategist
Mandy Lane is the Brand Strategist for the firm. She holds a B.A. in Psychology from National Louis University and a M.A. in Psychology from The Adler School of Psychology. She serves our clients by creating opportunities to help grow their brands, developing what makes each of them unique, and showcasing their expertise.

Richard L. Rodriguez

Job Titles:
  • Counsel
  • of Counsel
Richard L. Rodriguez is Of Counsel to the firm. He is also the Chief Executive Officer of Acero Schools, one of the largest and highest performing public charter school networks in Chicago. Serving in a number of public-sector leadership roles as Commissioner, Mr. Rodriguez previously oversaw three City departments, including the Chicago Department of Buildings, Department of Aviation, and Department of Environment. He also served as President of the Chicago Transit Authority; oversaw strategic sourcing programs for the Chicago Public Schools; and managed operations during the historic Plan for Transformation, spearheaded by the Chicago Housing Authority. Mr. Rodriguez serves on the Board of Trustees for DeVry University and Loyola University Chicago, where he is an Adjunct Professor of Political Science and pursuing a Ph.D. is Sociology. He earned his J.D. from Chicago-Kent College of Law and his B.A. in both Sociology and Communications from Loyola University.

Tim Brandhorst

Job Titles:
  • of Counsel
  • Counsel to the Firm
Tim Brandhorst is Of Counsel to the Firm. A publisher, editorial director, and writer, Tim is an industry insider who counsels the Firm's author clients. He holds a B.A. from the University of Virginia and a J.D. from the Loyola University of Chicago School of Law.