Marlene Fuentes is an associate in Tressler’s Government Practice Group. Marlene’s practice focuses on day-to-day operations and administrative proceedings for government clients, particularly educational institutions and municipalities. She has extensive experience in administrative hearings, student discipline, labor and employment, board policies, general and special education matters, litigation and contractual issues.
Prior to joining Tressler, Marlene was Senior Assistant General Counsel for the Board of Education of the City of Chicago, a position covering approximately 400,000 students in over 600 schools across Chicago. In this role, Marlene served as the lead legal counsel for CPS and Chicagoland charter schools for all matters stemming from IDEA and Section 504. She has extensive experience in due process litigation, administrative hearings and handling ISBE and OCR complaints.
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Pamela Beck is an associate attorney in Tressler’s Government Practice Group. Pam focuses her practice on employment matters, commercial contracts and corporate governance. She has a depth of experience representing municipalities, park districts, corporations and non-profit organizations in both Illinois and Florida. Pam has represented private corporations in general corporate issues such as governance, bylaws, due diligence and contract review. She has drafted and negotiated numerous executive employment, severance and noncompete agreements as well as corporate employment policies. Her versatile background includes trademark and logo registration. Pam has extensive experience in a broad array of governmental and private matters including real estate, land use, zoning, negotiating leases, vendor contracts and estate planning. Throughout her career, Pam has represented clients in Federal and State courts, served as a City Prosecutor and appeared before the EEOC and arbitration panels.
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About Tressler LLP
Headquartered in Chicago, with eight offices located in five states, Tressler LLP is a national law firm comprised primarily of attorneys who devote their practice to the representation of the insurance industry in coverage analysis and resolution, litigation, underwriting consultation, product development, claims management and reinsurance.
In addition, Tressler has one of the most experienced and multi-faceted government law practices in Illinois, and has attorneys who represent clients in commercial litigation, defense litigation, corporate transactions, employment law and litigation, intellectual property and condominium and common interest community association law.
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