Return to the Office? When? How?

Ely - Chicago

Event details:

3:30pm CDT on Thursday, April 22, 2021
5:30pm CDT on Thursday, April 22, 2021


No cost to attend but registration is required.

This event is open to All LAI members globally.

LAI is a promotional partner for this event though not directly responsible for content or conduct.  LAI member Celeste Hammond will be the moderator.

UIC John Marshall Law School Real Estate CLE Event:
Center for Real Estate Law Spring 2021 CLE: Return to the Office? When? How?

CLE: 1.5 credit hours (pending)

CLE credit is extended to Illinois attorneys only. Attorneys who need CLE from other states are welcome to apply to their jurisdictions on their own. The extension of CLE credit is subject to approval by each state.

Attendance will be taken through the online login system. Attendees who do not attend the full conference will receive partial credit.

Cost: There is no cost to attend this event; however, registration is required.

When will U.S. workers return to the offices they abandoned during the COVID-19 pandemic? How will they return? The answers to these and other related questions have continued to evolve over the past year as the national response to the pandemic has changed from lockdown to partial masked and physically distanced reopenings to hopes of returning to quasi-normal with the help of saliva testing and hopes of widespread adult vaccinations by summer 2021.

Join us to hear from members of the legal community, commercial property managers, landlord/tenant brokers, and sustainability and "healthy building" experts about what options and approaches law firms and other companies are considering for a return to the office. Our public health experts will offer their predictions about COVID's short- and longterm impacts on the employees as their return to work.

Program Schedule

3:30 p.m.

Welcome & Introduction

Celeste M. Hammond, Professor of Law, Director, Center for Real Estate Law,

UIC John Marshall Law School

3:35–4:05 p.m.

Back to Work in Light of COVID-19: A Variety of Law Firm Approaches

Moderator, Janet Johnson, Partner, Schiff Hardin LLP

G.A. Finch, Partner, Hoogendoorn & Talbot, LLP

Jeffrey Owen, Partner, DLA Piper

Ray Koenig, Partner, Clark Hill PLC

Bob Chodos, Vice Chairman, Newmark

4:05–4:35 p.m.

How LEED and WELL Rating Systems Address(ed) COVID-19

Moderator, Celeste M. Hammond, Professor of Law, Director, Center for Real Estate Law, UIC John Marshall Law School

Helen J. Kessler (FAIA, LEED Fellow, WELL AP), Principal, HJKessler Associates

John Macomber, Senior Lecturer, Finance, Harvard Business School

Author, Healthy Buildings: How Indoor Spaces Drive Performance and Productivity

Courtney Hamm (LEED Associate, RPA), Manager, MB Real Estate

4:35–5:05 p.m.

Planning Use of Space for the Future

Moderator, Amy T. Campbell, Associate Dean for Law & Health Sciences, Professor of Law, UIC John Marshall Law School

Warren G. Lavey, Adjunct Associate Professor of Environmental Law, Policy & Advocacy,University of Illinois Urbana Champaign

Lorraine M. Conroy, Professor; Director, Center for Healthy Work; Co-director, Occupational Safety Program, University of Illinois Chicago School of Public Health

Latricia (“Trish”) Gordon (MBA, PMP), Senior Director, Jones Lang LaSalle

5:05–5:30 p.m.

Questions & Answers

Celeste M. Hammond, Professor of Law, Director, Center for Real Estate Law,

UIC John Marshall Law School