Firm News

8/2 - Kristen Prinz is Recognized as One of the Most Influential Women Lawyers in Chicago

Employment lawyer and business counselor, Kristen Prinz, was honored as one of the Most Influential Women Lawyers by Crain's Chicago Business. She was recognized for promoting diversity, integrity and creativity within her firm, and providing her clients with outstanding service and representation. See her listing here: http://www.chicagobusiness.com/most-influential/women-lawyers/kprinz.html

4/25 – UPWARD Chicago’s Topical Discussion: Negotiating Your Career

Guest panelist: Kristen Prinz

UPWARD Chicago members are invited to an invigorating and thought-provoking night of discussion and networking opportunities during the “Negotiating Your Career – Getting the Yes!” event program. The evening will be hosted and located at Ernst & Young in Chicago.

The event starts at 6:00 PM with registration and casual networking over cocktails. At 6:30, a panel comprised of special guests Kristen Prinz, Meg Sranske, Leslie Macek, and Ingrid Morris – with Larvetta Loftin acting as the moderator – to discuss how each panelist has become a prominent female figurehead in the business world of Chicago, including stories of their beginnings, acquiring new skills, and leaping over obstacles. Attendants can use the knowledge and experiences of the panelists to guide them on their own journeys towards successful, meaningful, and impactful careers. Another networking opportunity is planned after the panel’s conclusion.

There is only a limited number of attendance spots open for this event. Registration should be completed as soon as possible. More information can be found at www.upwardwomen.org.


Want to learn more about the legal and tax requirements when hiring your first employee? Join us and hear from a panel of experts on how to hire the best people.

4/21 - Hiring Your First Employee

Speaker: Kristen Prinz


YWCA Metropolitan Chicago and DyMynd are partnering during MONEY SMART WEEK 2016, April 23-30, to bring the Chicago area a series of dynamic events that will focus on four ways that we can impact wage equality and help women obtain financial empowerment: EARN, INVEST, SPEND and GIVE.

Combining a stellar lineup of speakers, networking opportunities, hosts and sponsors who are dedicated to promoting women’s financial empowerment, our events are designed to inspire action and create change!

Join us for one, more or all of the events by clicking on the event name below to purchase your tickets today. Ticket prices are $10 per event*.

4/25 - It’s the Money, Honey (EARN)

Speakers: Terry Savage, Joanne Moffic Silver (CBOE), Kristen Prinz (Prinz Law Firm) and Ginny Clarke (Talent Optimization Partners)


4/26 - Smart Money, Smart Women, Smart Options (INVEST)

Speakers: Carolyn Leonard (DyMynd), Monika Black (DyMynd), Kathleen McQuiggan (PAX World), Venita Fields (Smith, Whiley & Co.), Ilyce Glink (Think Glink) and Nina Milovac (Options Express)
Sponsors: Charles Schwab & Co.


4/27 - Power of the Purse (SPEND)

Speakers: Dorri McWhorter (YWCA Metropolitan Chicago), Corielle Heath (liftUPlift), Nicole Yeary (MsTech & WiSTEM) and Tom Alexander (1871)
Sponsors: liftUPlift and 1871


4/28 - Strategic Investments for Social Return (GIVE)

Speakers: Paula Starkey (DePaul), Marguerite Griffin (Northern Trust), Holly Copeland (Horizon Pharma) and Corliss Garner (BMO Harris)

*Your ticket purchase to any of our four Money Smart Week events will grant you access to our exclusive Friday Happy Hour event in celebration of women's financial empowerment and the movement to achieve pay equity with partner FW: Magazine!


12/6 - Attorney Kristen Prinz Writes Article for The Catalyst

Attorney Kristen Prinz of The Prinz Law Firm authored an article for The Catalyst, the newsletter for Illinois State Bar Association’s Standing Committee on Women and the Law. In the newsletter article, titled “Letting Go of Guilt,” Attorney Prinz shares the obstacles she faced juggling life as a mother, career professional, and wife.