Michelle J. Rozovics
International & Business Law
Prior to opening her own law firm, Ms. Rozovics obtained extensive experience as a litigator with the large national firm of Hinshaw & Culbertson LLP, as in house staff counsel for Safeco Property & Casualty Insurance Company, and with other Chicago law firms. From 1996 until 1998, she was a visiting lecturer in law at universities in Katowice, Poland and Nizhni Novgorod, Russia, where she taught courses in European Union law, comparative and international law, U.S. contract law, and legal writing.
Ms. Rozovics recently served as a Commercial & International Law Visiting Expert at the High Judicial Institute in Sanaa, Yemen, a position to which she was appointed by the International Development Law Organization (Rome, Italy), in coordination with the Yemen Ministry of Justice. Ms. Rozovics conducted two weeks of training for all 60 commercial judges from Yemen’s Courts of First Instance and Courts of Appeal, instructing them on how to apply international treaties and other applicable commercial standards in their national courts. The training took into account the present international obligations of Yemen, and treaty obligations the country may assume in the future. The interactive training sessions for the judges focused on standards for international business contracts, international arbitration, international intellectual property, and international anti-bribery laws.
Ms. Rozovics received her B.A., with honors, from the University of Michigan and her J.D. from the University of Michigan Law School, where she taught courses in legal writing and served as a note editor for the Michigan Journal of International Law. Ms. Rozovics is admitted to practice law in the State of Illinois, the Northern District of Illinois Trial Bar, and the 7th Circuit Court of Appeals. As of June 15, 2011, she became a Solicitor of the Senior Courts in the United Kingdom, Scotland and Wales.
In 2009, Ms. Rozovics was appointed to the International & Immigration Section Council, which establishes the policies, programs, and direction of that section of the Illinois State Bar Association. She has written and spoken extensively on issues of international law, crossborder contracts, doing business with China, business law, civil procedure and legal practice issues. Ms. Rozovics has been featured in various American Bar Association journals.
Ms. Rozovics is a member of the Chicago Business Law Network, which fosters joint cooperation among boutique law firms in the Chicago area in order to serve the many needs of small and midmarket clients.