Gary Wachtel

Gary Wachtel

Discover Financial Services
2500 Lake Cook Road
Riverwoods, IL 60015

Gary Wachtel, a managing director in Discover's Law Dept. and the chair of its pro bono program, joined LAF's Board in 2015.  He is involved with LAF because "LAF works tirelessly to provide legal assistance to those Chicagoans who are most in need".


Todd A. Solomon

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Todd Solomon

McDermott Will & Emery LLP
227 W. Monroe St. 
Chicago, IL 60606

Todd Solomon, a partner at McDermott Will & Emery specializing in Employee Benefits, has been a member of the LAF Board since 2012.  He is involved with LAF because LAF shares his commitment to access to justice for all individuals and because LAF's talented, committed staff performs outstanding legal aid work on a daily basis.

Bobbi Anderson

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Bobbi Anderson

Elementum Advisors, LLC
155 N Wacker Dr Ste 1750
Chicago, IL 60606

Bobbi O. Anderson is General Counsel for Elementum Advisors, LLC, an investment advisor focused on managing investment portfolios exposed to natural catastrophe risk with principal offices in Chicago and Bermuda.  She joined the LAF Board in 2018.  She is involved with LAF because she believes providing individuals living in poverty with access to quality, free legal services improves the lives of LAF’s clients and their families at a time when they are particularly vulnerable.   

Howard L. Spiller

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Howard L. Spiller

120 S. LaSalle St., Ste. 900
Chicago, IL 60603

Howard L. Spiller, who is active with SHARP, has been a member of LAF’s Board since 2005.  He is involved with LAF to “fight for the rights of people with disabilities.”  

Douglas B. Sanders

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Douglas Sanders

Baker & McKenzie LLP
1 Prudential Plaza
300 E. Randolph Dr., Ste. 5000
Chicago, IL 60601

Douglas Sanders, a Partner at Baker & McKenzie LLP, concentrates on environmental litigation and environmental law.  He is co-chair the Chicago Office's Pro Bono Committee.  Doug has been a member of the LAF Board since December 2011.  He is involved with LAF because “LAF's provision of legal services to the underserved is a critical component of helping those in need and makes our judicial system in the Chicagoland area better for all who encounter it.”