Maryam Arfeen Selected to Serve on the ISBA's Standing Committee on Racial and Ethnic Minorities and the Law

04.25.19

Aronberg Goldgehn Associate Maryam Arfeen has been selected to serve on the Illinois State Bar Association’s Standing Committee on Racial and Ethnic Minorities and the Law.

The Standing Committee’s purpose is to:

  • To educate attorneys, judges, and members of the public about the law as it relates to racial and ethnic minority groups;

  • To educate attorneys, judges, and members of the public about the law as it relates to racial and ethnic minority groups;

  • To monitor and comment upon proposed legislation, administrative rules, and judicial decisions that uniquely affect racial and ethnic minority groups;

  • To gather and centralize resources on other issues impacting racial and ethnic minorities and to serve as a voice to the ISBA, the legal profession, and society at large on those issues: and

  • To further the professional development and inclusion of minority attorneys and law students, as well as practitioners who serve minority clients, by creating programming and other resources to support their professional needs.

Maryam represents an expansive range of clients in litigation in both state and federal courts. She has represented professionals, companies, and their insurers in commercial litigation, employment litigation, medical malpractice and personal injury litigation. She also has experience with civil rights, whistleblower and contract disputes.

Maryam participates in all phases of litigation, including drafting pleadings, preparing discovery, conducting and defending depositions, and preparing motions and briefs. In addition to appearing in court, she has represented clients at arbitrations and mediations.

Maryam joined Aronberg Goldgehn in June 2018. She was previously an associate attorney at a mid-sized Illinois law firm where she represented clients in employment law, insurance defense litigation, medical malpractice and commercial litigation.



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