Thursday, December 16, 2021 7:30 am - 9:30 am

Emerging Leaders Fireside Chat with David Ritter and Sophie Evanoff

A one-on-one with David Ritter, Partner, Barnes & Thornburg LLP

The Fireside Chat Series provides an exclusive opportunity for Emerging Leaders to learn from savvy business professionals; sharing tips, lessons learned, insights to the industry, and some personal mantras. Each quarter a young professional will lead the interview with an experienced Chicago business leader.

December will feature:

David Ritter

Partner, Barnes & Thornburg LLP

Sophie Evanoff

President, Vanille Patisserie

(Emerging Leader & Moderator)

With more than 30 years of experience, David is a leader in all areas of labor and employment law including representing clients across hospitality, healthcare, manufacturing, logistics, and more. He’ll share insights about what brought him to a career in law and how he’s built a reputation as one of the city’s most sought after attorneys.  

Emerging Leaders Chicago engages and develops the next generation of Chicagoland business leaders. For young professionals, it builds relationships, cultivates skills and talent, and creates an inclusive community of future leaders.

Hosted by:

Vanille Patisserie, located in The French Market (131 N. Clinton St.) will host this in-person event. You don’t want to miss!

Additional Information

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Tickets are Limited. Only a certain number or tickets are available for this event. All purchases are final, non-transferable and non-refundable.

COVID-19 Vaccination Requirements. The Chamber will enforce strict vaccination and testing policies for this event. Vaccinated individuals must provide proof of vaccination (vaccination card or a photo of it on your phone) for review at the door. Unvaccinated individuals must provide proof of a negative COVID-19 test taken within the last 48 hours.

COVID-19 Safety Acknowledgment and Assumption of Risk. By voluntarily attending an in-person event sponsored by the Chamber, you agree to comply with all rules imposed by the CDC, federal, state, and local governments, the rules required at the premises of the event, if any, and the rules of the Chamber, regarding conduct at the event related to COVID-19, and to conduct yourself in a reasonable and safe manner, in accordance with guidance from public health authorities. Read the Chamber’s full COVID-19 Safety Acknowledgment and Assumption of Risk.

Registration is required to attend.