CALA is honored and thrilled to have Marianna Chapleau join our board of directors. Marianna is an associate in the Chicago office of Kirkland & Ellis LLP where she represents clients in a wide range of trial and appellate proceedings, including litigation related to securities fraud, breach of contract, corporate governance, consumer fraud, and contested matters in bankruptcy court. Marianna has also argued in front of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit in her representation of pro bono clients in civil rights litigation.
Before joining Kirkland, Marianna served as a law clerk at the Office of the Solicitor General of Texas and as a law clerk for the Honorable Jacques L. Wiener, Jr. of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit in New Orleans, Louisiana. Marianna worked with clients as a member of the Exoneration Project during law school. Marianna graduated from the University of Chicago Law School, where she served as Managing Editor of The University of Chicago Law Review. She graduated with distinction from Yale University with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Political Science and Spanish.
She brings to the board a unique, valuable perspective and a particular interest in helping CALA establish its initial clinics. CALA is enormously grateful for Marianna's support.