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ATG Honored at Chicago-Kent Alumni Awards Celebration

Named 2017 Institutional Partner

Chicago-Kent College of Law presented Attorneys' Title Guaranty Fund, Inc. with the Institutional Partner Award at its annual Alumni Awards celebration November 16, 2017, at the Palmer House Hilton. The award recognizes a law firm or corporation that has had a significant impact on Chicago-Kent and/or on the lives of alumni and students by assisting in the advancement, growth and/or development of the law school, especially as their involvement directly impacts students and alumni.

"ATG is honored to receive this award, which affirms our 37-year relationship and commitment to the school," said ATG President and CEO Peter J. Birnbaum, who accepted the award. "I am so proud to be an alum of the school. Chicago-Kent has consistently been the leader in trial advocacy, intellectual property, and in technology under the leadership of Dean Krent. I look forward to the school continuing its rich tradition of innovation."

Peter's 1983 Chicago-Kent College of Law graduating class produced some of the most successful alums in the law school's 129-year history, including fellow award recipient Illinois Supreme Court Justice Anne M. Burke, who received the 2017 Professional Achievement Award.

Peter served as past president of the Alumni Board and is a current member of its Board of Overseers. He was honored in 2004 with a Distinguished Service Award from the college and named one of Chicago-Kent's 125 Alumni of Distinction for his professional and community service achievements in 2013.

2017 Honorees

  • Professional Achievement Award: Justice Anne Burke '83, Illinois Supreme Court; Jorge Ramirez '97, Chicago Federation of Labor
  • Distinguished Service Award: William Kling '87, William C. Kling, Attorney at Law
  • Outstanding Young Alumnus/a Award: Kristen Prinz '07, The Prinz Law Firm; Courtney Fong '07, Castle Creek Arbitrage LLC
  • Institutional Partner Award: Attorneys' Title Guaranty Fund, Inc.
  • Faculty Achievement Award: Professor Joan Steinman, 40 years of service; Professor Sheldon Nahmod, 40 years of service


Peter Birnbaum, ATG President and CEO, accepting the Institutional Partner Award on behalf of ATG. Peter graduated from Chicago-Kent College of Law in 1983. In 2013 he was named one of the school's 125 Alumni of Distinction for his outstanding professional and community service achievements.

Peter Birnbaum addresses the crowd as Harold J. Krent, Dean, Professor of Law, Chicago-Kent College of Law, looks on at right.

At far left, Dean Harold J. Krent, with all the 2017 award recipients.

Peter Birnbaum and Harold J. Krent.

Illinois Supreme Court Justice Anne M. Burke and Harold J. Krent, Dean, Professor of Law, Chicago-Kent College of Law. Justice Burke received the Professional Achievement Award. She and ATG's Peter Birnbaum are 1983 Chicago-Kent classmates.

Henry Shulruff, ATG Senior Vice President, and Nancy Fredman Krent, retired partner in the Chicago law firm of Hodges, Loizzi, Eisenhammer, Rodick & Kohn LLP, adjunct faculty member at both Loyola University School of Law and Chicago-Kent College of Law (Chicago).

Peter greets Illinois Supreme Court Justice and classmate, Anne M. Burke.

The event was at Chicago's iconic Palmer House Hilton in the Red Lacquer Room.

Photos courtesy of the Chocago-Kent College of Law.

[Last update: 12-5-17]