About Lindsey Lewandowski

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Lindsey Lewandowski is a Chicago-based freelance writer for Super Lawyers. She is an experienced communications professional currently working in nonprofit/association publishing, managing email- and web-production projects. Additionally, she is a freelance copy editor, proofreader and writer.

Ms. Lewandowski has a bachelor’s degree in print journalism from the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire and a graduate certificate in book publishing from the University of Denver Publishing Institute. She has copyedited for Wisconsin and Illinois newspapers, as well as for litigation and educational consulting firms, plus has copyedited two nonfiction books and proofread two nonfiction books, among other projects.

Articles written by Lindsey Lewandowski

What Can Businesses Do About Ransomware Attacks?

Illinois attorneys share insights on preventing ransomware attacks

With ransomware attacks on the rise, more businesses are turning to attorneys for advice on preventing and responding to these cybercrime incidents. What Is Ransomware? Ransomware is defined as malware—software designed to interfere with a computer’s normal functions—that requires the victim to give a ransom payment to access the files it encrypted. The longer ransomware keeps business systems encrypted, the more significant the impact, says Jena M. Valdetero, co-chair of Greenberg …

‘The Best of Both Worlds’

Esther Joy Schwartz brought her passion for music to the stage

Esther Joy Schwartz has been practicing law for more than 40 years, but she’s been playing the violin even longer. “Music is my passion,” she says. She joined the University of Chicago Symphony Orchestra (USO) as an undergrad (class of ’78), continued through law school (Chicago-Kent class of ’81), and paused her involvement at the onset of the pandemic in 2020. The approximately 100-member USO includes undergraduate and graduate students, faculty and staff, alumni and community …

Navigating Business Transactions: The Expertise of M&A Attorneys

M&A lawyers are invaluable in helping companies complete a purchase or sale

A person preparing to buy or sell a business might not realize how complex a deal can be. Payal Keshvani believes mergers & acquisitions lawyers like herself are invaluable to the process. “I don’t think it is possible to do a transaction without one,” says the partner at Taft Stettinius & Hollister in Chicago. “You are, as a client, either selling or purchasing an incredibly complex organization [in a mergers & acquisitions transaction]. To ensure that that is all …

Bitten By the International Law Bug

Brian D. Anderson’s path to trial law went through Rwanda and Kosovo

Growing up the grandson of an attorney and the son of Appeals Court Judge Daniel Anderson, Brian D. Anderson knew he was destined for a future in law. What the now-Green Bay-based attorney couldn’t predict was that he’d be drawn to international law. In 2007, when Anderson began at Ohio Northern University’s Pettit College of Law, he thought he’d be a trial lawyer right after graduation. “I had worked for two very incredible plaintiff attorneys for those years before going to law …

Practice Makes Perfect

Preparation made Bob Corris a winning swimmer and litigator

It was through competitive swimming that Bob Corris first realized the importance of preparation, time management, and setting a goal and striving toward it. “I went to a small, all-boys prep school in my hometown of Providence, Rhode Island, and they had a requirement that you go out for a sport … so I went out for swimming,” he recalls. Soon after, he realized two things: “It turned out I was good” and “I want to win.” After he joined a small Amateur Athletic Union swim club and …

Should a Business Register Its Brand Name and Logo?

Trademark attorneys explain the benefits of applying for one

Businesses with unregistered trademarks may not be in breach of Illinois or federal law, but Illinois attorneys agree there are benefits to successfully filing an application with the United States Patent and Trademark Office (PTO). And the sooner the trademark application is filed, the better, says Ashley Rovner-Watson, associate trademark attorney with Amin Talati Wasserman in Chicago. “I am a big proponent of filing early,” she says. “That helps when someone else comes along and says, …

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