June 16, 2016

Much Shelist announced today it has appointed new principals and has re-elected its Management Committee to serve a year-long term that began June 1, 2016. The re-elected Management Committee members—Principals David T. Brown (Chairman), Steven L. DeGraff, Gregory B. Mann, Mitchell S. Roth (Managing Partner), Steven Schwartz and Glenn D. Taxman—will continue to lead long-term strategic planning and governance for the full-service business law firm.

Much Shelist’s newly appointed principals include the following:

  • Ned Milenkovich, elevated from principal to equity principal, serves as co-chair of the firm’s Health Care Law practice group. Milenkovich focuses his practice on health care, drug and pharmacy clients to meet the demands of federal and state regulators, strengthen their positions in a highly competitive marketplace, and resolve a broad range of commercial disputes. He represents businesses of all sizes, with a focus on companies that have interests and operations throughout the drug supply chain. A licensed pharmacist, Milenkovich has extensive experience in the areas of drug and pharmacy, health care and medical device law. Milenkovich currently serves as vice chair of the Illinois State Board of Pharmacy. He also serves on the editorial advisory board of and as a columnist for the national pharmacy publication Drug Topics. Milenkovich holds a B.S. in pharmacy from The Ohio State University, a doctor of pharmacy graduate degree from the University of Illinois at Chicago and a J.D. from The John Marshall Law School.

  • Adam K. Sacharoff, elevated from principal to equity principal, serves as chair of the firm’s Intellectual Property & Technology practice. Sacharoff counsels clients on patents, trademarks and copyright issues, as well as a broad range of technology matters including sweepstakes, online privacy and licensing. Sacharoff has filed and prosecuted hundreds of patent applications in the United States and throughout Europe, South America and Asia on behalf of clients in the fields of mechanical arts, aerospace, medical devices, computer-related inventions and business methods. Sacharoff holds a B.S. from Purdue University and earned a J.D. from the Franklin Pierce Law Center at the University of New Hampshire.

  • Christopher L. Nybo, elevated from special counsel to principal, serves as a member of the firm’s Labor & Employment practice group. Nybo advises and assists clients on employment-related agreements, legal compliance, policy development and administration, disability accommodation, leaves of absence, workplace investigations, workforce reductions, and various personnel problems and disputes. Nybo additionally serves as an Illinois State Senator representing the western suburbs of Chicago. Nybo holds a B.A. from Dartmouth College and earned a J.D. from the University of Chicago Law School. 

  • Shawn M. Staples, elevated from associate to principal, serves as a member of the firm’s Litigation & Dispute Resolution practice group, focusing his practice on complex litigation. Staples has conducted trials in state and federal court, and has assisted in appeals before the Illinois Supreme Court. He is an active volunteer with Lawyers in the Classroom, teaching Chicago public students about the Constitution and the American legal system. Staples holds a B.A. from St. Ambrose University and earned a J.D. from Creighton University.

“We are excited to welcome our newly appointed principals – all of whom are accomplished professionals who are committed to client satisfaction and the ongoing success of our organization,” said Mitchell S. Roth, Managing Partner. “They will enable Much Shelist to keep providing the industry-leading service we are known for. By the same token, our re-elected Management Committee will ensure that our strategic outlook remains centered on client success.”