Maile is a partner in the Firm's Litigation Group. She has two decades of experience in complex commercial litigation, litigating matters involving fiduciary duty, contractual, insurance coverage, motor vehicle, real estate and employment discrimination disputes throughout the country.
Since joining the Firm, Maile has litigated on behalf of, and counseled automotive manufacturer clients on various aspects of their businesses, including dealer agreement modification, implementation of incentive programs, add-points and relocations, changes to areas of sales responsibility, addressing performance standards, allocation, and other issues. In addition, she has litigated on behalf of and advised clients in the general commercial space, including on issues of policyholder-side insurance coverage, contractual obligations, and commercial lease disputes.
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.
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 (NIJC)
Charitable & Community Organizations
- President, Parent Teacher Organization, Chicago International Charter School - Irving Park (2016-Present)
Articles & Publications
- 4/17/2018 – Barack Ferrazzano Client Alert