Shook Welcomes 25 Attorneys in Fall Associates Class

Shook is pleased to announce 25 recent law school graduates and associate laterals have joined the firm’s Chicago, Houston, Kansas City, Los Angeles, New York and San Francisco offices.

CHICAGO

Samuel “Sam” Bernstein | Sam joins the Business Litigation group as a senior law clerk. He earned his J.D. from Boston College Law School.

Mehgan Keeley | Mehgan joins the Business Litigation Group as an associate. She earned her J.D. from Loyola University Chicago School of Law.

Dylan Tilbury | Dylan joins the Business Litigation Group as an associate. He earned his J.D. from the University of Notre Dame Law School. 

HOUSTON

Farhan Mohiuddin | Farhan joins the Product Liability Litigation group as a senior law clerk. He earned his J.D. from the University of Houston Law Center. 

Cesar Udave* | Cesar joined the Intellectual Property group as an associate. He earned his J.D. from the University of Houston Law Center. 

KANSAS CITY

Oluwasayo “Sayo” Ayeomoni | Sayo joins the General Liability Litigation group as a senior law clerk. She earned her J.D. from the William & Mary Law School. 

Katherine “Kate” Bourk | Kate joins the Product Liability Litigation group as a senior law clerk. She earned her J.D. from the University of Missouri–Kansas City School of Law.

Nancy “Betsy” Donahue | Betsy joins the Product Liability Litigation group as a senior law clerk. She earned her J.D. from the University of Kansas School of Law.

Philip “Phil” Eckert | Phil joins the Intellectual Property Litigation group as a senior law clerk. He earned his J.D. from Washington University in St. Louis School of Law.

Burcu Erbaz | Burcu joins the Business Litigation group as a senior law clerk. He earned his J.D. from the University of Missouri–Kansas City School of Law.

Michael Essma | Michael joins the Class Action & Appellate group as an associate. He earned his J.D. from the University of Missouri School of Law.

Tyler “Ty” Gardner | Ty joins the Business Litigation group as a senior law clerk. He earned his J.D. from the University of Kansas School of Law.

Marissa Gonzalez-Mason | Marissa joins the General Liability Litigation group as a senior law clerk. She earned her J.D. from the University of Missouri School of Law.

Luke Hartman* | Luke joined the Intellectual Property group as an associate. He earned his J.D. from the University of California, Irvine School of Law. 

Robert McClendon** | Robert will join the Intellectual Property Litigation group as an associate. He earned his J.D. at The University of Tulsa College of Law. 

Emily Otte | Emily joins the Environmental and Toxic Tort group as an associate. She earned her J.D. from the University of Kansas School of Law.

Allison Pope | Allison joins the Class Action & Appellate group as an associate. She earned her J.D. from the University of Notre Dame Law School.  

Sarah Rieth | Sarah joins the Intellectual Property Prosecution and Counseling group as an associate. She earned her J.D. from the University of Missouri–Kansas City School of Law.

Emily Sosolik | Emily joins the Intellectual Property Litigation group as an associate. She earned her J.D. from Michigan State University College of Law. 

LOS ANGELES

Abigail “Abby” Hudson | Abby joins the Business Litigation group as an associate. She earned her J.D. from Loyola Law School.

MIAMI

Alexandra “Ali” Cabeza | Ali joins the Product Liability Litigation group as a senior law clerk. She earned her J.D. from the University of Miami School of Law. 

Danielle Greenberg | Danielle joins the Product Liability Litigation group as a senior law clerk. She earned her J.D. from the University of Miami School of Law. 

Lori-Ann Ridley | Lori-Ann joins the Product Liability Litigation group as a senior law clerk. She earned her J.D. from the University of Florida Fredric G. Levin College of Law.

NEW YORK

Diler Cavdar | Diler joins the Intellectual Property group as an associate. She earned her J.D. from the University of California, Berkeley, School of Law.

SAN FRANCISCO

Kara Flageollet | Kara joins the Product Liability Litigation group as a senior law clerk. She earned her J.D. from the University of California Hastings College of the Law.


*  Cesar Udave and Luke Hartman joined Shook last year as patent agents, and became associates in spring 2022. 
** Robert McClendon will join Shook on October 24. 

At Shook, Hardy & Bacon, recent graduates who are already admitted to practice begin as associates. Members of the Fall Class who have graduated from law school and have taken the bar but are not yet admitted to practice join our firm as senior law clerks.