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Maile is a partner in the Firm's Motor Vehicle and Litigation Groups. She has nearly two decades of experience in complex commercial litigation, litigating matters involving fiduciary duty, contractual, insurance coverage and employment discrimination disputes throughout the country.

Prior to joining the Firm, Maile served as Assistant General Counsel of Litigation at Blue Cross Blue Shield of Illinois, where she managed and directed complex commercial litigation filed against the Company, prepared and defended executives for deposition and trial, counseled the business on litigation and other risk, and recommended approaches to minimize such risk. In addition, Maile spent a substantial portion of her time advising the business on issues relating to cybersecurity and insurance coverage.

While a partner at Grippo & Elden, Maile counseled and represented clients in all aspects of the litigation process from discovery through resolution by favorable settlement, trial, alternative dispute resolution and appeal. Maile ran and managed a series of the firm’s largest and most complex cases, including representing 19 members of the top management of Tribune Company and its subsidiaries, and serving as liaison counsel for more than 100+ defendants in the fiduciary duty adversary action filed against Tribune’s directors, officers and former advisors.

Pro Bono

Maile has devoted her career to protecting victims of persecution in a broad range of pro bono immigration matters. She is a member of the Leadership Council of the National Immigrant Justice Center and has obtained grants of asylum and legal permanent residency for dozens of persons fleeing persecution and domestic violence from around the world.

Professional Activities & Honors

Member, Leadership Council, National Immigrant Justice Center

Education

University of Chicago Law School, J.D., 1998

University of Iowa, B.A. in Political Science and Spanish, with honors and distinction, 1995

Bar & Court Admissions

  • State of Illinois
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