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General Counsel Glee Club Debut

Posted September 7, 2022
8:00 am

At Legal Aid's annual Jam for Justice event on September 8, the General Counsel Glee Club will make their debut!

Co-chaired by Jonathan Leiken (Diebold Nixdorf Inc.) and Jeannette Knudsen (The J.M. Smucker Company), in-house attorneys from Northeast Ohio will create a chorus of support for Legal Aid.  The General Counsel Glee Club is comprised of in-house legal staff from a variety of Northeast Ohio corporations.  As a group, they highlight how companies and our entire community work together to #ExtendJustice.

Doors open for the concert at 6:00 p.m. on September 8th at the House of Blues (308 Euclid Avenue, Cleveland).  The General Counsel Glee Club will perform around 7:00 p.m.

Tickets are still available - click here to buy.

Don’t miss your chance to support a great cause and enjoy live music from greater Cleveland’s best attorney-, judge-, and law student-led bands. Funds raised by this 2022 concert series help Legal Aid continue its work to ensure everyone in our community has access to free legal services in civil matters in the areas of housing, education, family, health, work, money, and more. Learn more about Legal Aid’s work at and spread the word about The Jam with the hashtag #Jam4Justice2022.

The inaugural members of the General Counsel Glee Club include:

Atossa Alavi (General Counsel, AlphaMicron Inc.)
Lisa Black (General Counsel, Catholic Charities Diocese of Cleveland)
Lynn Boris (Director and Managing Counsel, The J. M. Smucker Company)
Cole Braham (Director and Managing Counsel, The J. M. Smucker Company)
Annie Duffy (General Counsel & CCO, Performance Trust Asset Management)
Anastasia Elder (Associate Counsel, Office of General Counsel, CWRU)
Shannon Fogarty Jerse (general counsel, Sisters of Charity Health System)
Alysse Giallourakis (Senior Corporate Counsel, Advertising, The J. M. Smucker Company)
James Graham (EVP, HR, Chief Legal and Administrative Officer & Secretary, Cleveland-Cliffs Inc.)
Elizabeth Grove (Chief Sustainability Officer, Lubrizol)
Jason Hollander (VP, Associate General Counsel, Diebold Nixdorf)
Sara Horvath (VP, General Counsel & Secretary, Ranpak)
Ken James (General Counsel, GE Lighting a Savant company)
Greg Jolivette (Assistant General Counsel, Sherwin Williams)
Heather Kimmel (General Counsel, United Church of Christ)
Jeannette Knudsen (Chief Legal and Compliance Officer and Secretary, The J. M. Smucker Company)
Julianne Kurdila (Manager, Environmental Policy, Cleveland-Cliffs Inc.)
Catherine Miller (SVP, Governance & Regulatory Counsel, AmTrust Financial Services, Inc.)
Ginger Mlakar (General Counsel & Vice President, Advancement, The Cleveland Foundation)
Chaundra Monday (Product Manager, Progressive)
Lisa Radigan (Senior Vice President, Chief Ethics & Compliance Officer and Assistant Corporate Secretary, Diebold Nixdorf)
Abbey Rhein (Corporate Counsel, The J. M. Smucker Company)
Jennifer Rieker (General Counsel, Ohio Turnpike and Infrastructure Commission)
Erin Ryan (Chief Legal & People Officer, BBQGuys)
Kate Ryan (Director, Commercial Contracting - Legal, Diebold Nixdorf)
Lorena Sheets (Legal Operations Manager, Catholic Charities Diocese of Cleveland)
Brian Stack (Vice-President and General Counsel, Tremco CPG Inc.)
Caitlyn Thurman (Director of Legal, MRI Software)
Ted Tywang (General Counsel, Haslam Sports Group)
Jackie Welch (Vice President, Litigation, The J. M. Smucker Company)
Tiffany Wright (Assistant General Counsel, CMHA)
Georgia Yanchar (General Counsel, MRI Software)

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