Butler Rubin Law Clerk Karen Villagomez Triumphs at Moot Court Competition

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CHICAGO, October 7, 2016Karen Villagomez, a Northwestern Pritzker School of Law student and law clerk at Butler Rubin Saltarelli & Boyd LLP and her partner, Christine Revelo-Lee earned second place in the 20th Annual National Latino Moot Court Competition, co-hosted by Suffolk University Law School, Boston College Law School, and Harvard Law School, in Boston on September 29 – October 1.  Villagomez is the eleventh recipient of Butler Rubin’s annual scholarship focused on fostering diversity in the legal profession.  She is a second-year law student and expects to receive her law degree in 2018.  A 2012 graduate of the University of Rochester, Villagomez received a B.A. in Political Science.  While in college, Villagomez served as an intern for the Office of U.S. Senator Richard J. Durbin, for the Heartland Alliance National Immigrant Justice Center, and for the Instituto Health Science Career Academy.  Following college, Villagomez gained invaluable experience as a paralegal with a focus on immigration law.

Butler Rubin created the diversity 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 assists clients nationally and internationally in complex business disputes, including antitrust law, class actions, defense of corporate directors and officers, labor and employment law, reinsurance, insurance, healthcare litigation, and insolvency.