Butler Rubin Awards Annual Diversity Scholarship To Alex Kiles

Law Student Becomes 7th Recipient of Butler Rubin Scholarship

CHICAGO, February 7, 2012 – The Chicago-based law firm Butler Rubin Saltarelli & Boyd LLP has awarded its annual diversity scholarship to University of Chicago Law School student K. Alex Kiles. Kiles becomes the seventh recipient of Butler Rubin’s annual scholarship focused on fostering diversity in the legal profession.

Kiles is currently a first-year law student and expects to receive his law degree in 2014. In addition to a $10,000 renewable scholarship for tuition and other expenses associated with law school, Kiles will work as a 2012 summer associate at Butler Rubin.

“Each year we recognize an exceptional diverse law student and Alex impressed us with his skills, work ethic and commitment to give back to the community,” said Karen M. Borg, a partner and co-chair of the firm’s Diversity Committee.

A graduate of Washington University in St. Louis, Kiles was a double major in political science and Spanish and served as Senior Class President and as coordinator of a mentoring network, Student Contact Program. During school summers, Kiles worked as an SEO Corporate Law Intern at WilmerHale LLP in Washington, D.C. and as a staff member of Kids Who Care International Summer Stock Company in Fort Worth, Texas.

“Our scholarship program gives all of us at Butler Rubin a unique opportunity to assist a talented diverse student and establish what we hope are long-term relationships with them,” said Julie Rodriguez Aldort, a partner and co-chair of the firm’s Diversity Committee.

Butler Rubin created the scholarship program in 2005 to assist diverse students financially and to create employment opportunities for those students during their law school careers. Students are selected for the scholarship based on high levels of performance and achievement, a strong interest in the private practice of law in the area of business litigation, an intention to remain in the Chicago area following graduation, and outstanding interpersonal and communication skills. Butler Rubin selects one scholarship winner per year.

Formed in 1980, Chicago-based Butler Rubin has established itself as a well-known litigation boutique assisting clients nationally and internationally in the core practice areas of reinsurance and complex business disputes, including antitrust, competition law and opt-out antitrust litigation; class actions; defense of corporate directors and officers; mortgage insurance; credit insurance; insolvency; creditors’ rights; and products liability and mass tort matters.