Ms. Laura M. Kotelman

Sidley Austin

Laura has a B.A. in Political Science and Spanish from Lake Forest College where she was the College Republicans chapter president for two terms. After interning with the Illinois Senate Republican staff, she attended the University of Illinois College of Law where she was elected to the University Senate and served as a law school chapter president of the Federalist Society. After law school, Laura worked for Illinois Attorney General Jim Ryan in the Policy and Program Development Unit. She left the AG's office to lobby for a major insurance trade association in state capitals across the nation. Laura currently works in practice development for the Insurance and Financial Services Group at one of the world's largest law firms.

She is on the advisory board of the Financial Services and E-Commerce Practice Group and the Chicago Lawyers Chapter of Federalist Society and is a member of the Insurance Section Council of the Illinois State Bar Association. Laura is on the executive committee of Central Lakeview Neighbors.