American Society of Pension Professionals and Actuaries (ASPPA)

  • ASPPA Annual Conference Planning Committee, Member (2012–2014)
  • The Plan Consultant (formerly called ASPPA Journal), Senior Editor (2005–2006), Editorial Board (2006– 2013)
  • asap communications committee, Chair (2004–2006)
  • ASPPA Great Lakes Benefits Conference, Steering and Executive Committees, Member (2004–2013)


American Bar Association Section of Labor & Employment Law

  • Welfare Plans–Technical and Statutory Regulations Subcommittee of the Employment Benefits Committee, Co-Chair (2010–2013)
  • Employee Benefits Law, with BNA, Chapter Rewrite Editor (2005–2006)


American Bar Association Section of Real Property, Trust, and Estate Law

  • Long Term Care, Medicaid, and Special Needs Trusts Committee of the Elder Law, Disability Planning and Bioethics Group, Vice-Chair (2011–2013)


American Bar Association Section of Taxation

  • Membership and Marketing Committee, Vice-Chair (2009–2012)
  • Important Developments in Employee Benefits Law, Section of Employee Benefits, Editor (2008–2012)
  • The Practical Tax Lawyer, with ALI, Member of Editorial Board (2005–2008)
  • Young Lawyers Forum, Chair (2003–2005)


Association of American Law Schools

  • Section of Law and Mental Disability, Programming Chair (2014-2015)
  • Section on Employee Benefits, Chair (2011–2012)
  • Section on Aging Law, Chair (2012–2013)
  • Section on Post-Graduate Legal Education, Member of Executive Committee and Mentorship Chair (2012-2013)


Chicago Bar Association

  • Board of Managers, Member (2009–2011)
  • Employee Benefits Committee, Chair (2009–2010)
  • Financial and Investment Services Committee, Chair (2005–2006)
  • Finance Committee of the Board of Managers, Member (2004–present)
  • Association's Officers Nominating Committee, Member (2004–2007)
  • Young Lawyers Section of the CBA, Treasurer (2003–2004),
  • Young Lawyers Section of the CBA, Director (2001–2003)
  • Young Lawyers Section of the CBA, Employee Benefits Committee, Founding Chair (2000 - 2002)
  • Young Lawyers Section of the CBA, Estate Planning Committee, Co-Chair (1999–2000)


Chicago Sister Cities International, China Committee

  • Shanghai Social Exchange Subcommittee of the China Committee, Co-Chair (2013–present)
  • Co-leader of delegation of 8 Chicagoan professionals travelling to Shanghai in October 2017 to learn how they provide support to their aging population


Elder Law and Miscellaneous Remedies Division of the Cook County Circuit Court

  • Member, Task Force (2010–present)
  • Legal Support Subcommittee (2011–present)
  • Training and Education Subcommittee (2011–present)


Engaging Speakers

  • Professional Member (2016–present)


Greater Chicago Chapter of the Society of Financial Services Professionals

  • President-Elect (2017-present)

  • Board of Directors of the Greater Chicago chapter of the SFSP (2016–present)

  • Director of Membership (2016)

  • Director of Professional Advancement (2017)

  • Faculty Liaison for The John Marshall Law School through its University Partners Program (2012–2015


National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys (NAELA)

  • NAELA Illinois chapter, Member of Board of Directors (2012–2013)
  • NAELA Journal, Student Articles Editor (2010–2012)
  • Academic committee, Member (2010–2012)
  • NAELA News, Member of Editorial Board (2011–2012)


Retirement Income Industry Association

  • Member, Research committee (2015-present)
  • Special Advisor to the Board (2010–present)


Society for Human Resource Management

  • Member National Society (2016–present)

  • Member of the Chicago chapter (2016-present)


The Chicago Bridge

  • Member (2014–present)



The East China University of Political Science and Law's Research Center for People with Disabilities

  • Member of the Advisory Board (2014–present)


Rush University

  • Member of Data Safety Monitoring Board for a National Institute of Health-funded suicide intervention project in Chicago’s Chinese community (2014–present)


The Circuit Court of Cook County Elder Justice Center

  • Supervisor of law student interns (2013-2014)
  • Volunteer Attorney (2015–2016)


Illinois Supreme Court Commission on Professionalism's Lawyer-to-Lawyer program

  • Mentor to various newly-admitted attorneys (2011–2014)


The Sino-American Research Center for an Aging Population (a collaboration between The John Marshall Law School, Chicago, and the East China University of Political Science and Law, Shanghai)

  • American Director (2010–2015)


Center for Disability & Elder Law

  • Volunteer, coordinator of law students who work at the Pro Se Guardianship Help Desk for externship credit hours (2010–2013)


Serving Our Seniors program (The American Bar association Young Lawyer's Division's 2010- 2011 national public service project)

  • Volunteer, editor of the training manual (2010–2011)


VITA tax payer assistance program, The John Marshall Law School

  • Volunteer, (2010–2013)


Chicago Bar Association

  • Volunteer, pro bono Employee Benefits Counsel and advisor for the Association's employees (2009– present)


Chicago Bar Foundation

  • Member, Young Professionals Board (2003–2005)



  • Member, Board of Directors (2001–2005)