On October 10, 2017, Kirstin Ives will present to the Chicago Bar Association civil practice committee a presentation on the new federal Mandatory Initial Discovery Pilot program.  The presentation will cover the scope of the program and how it will impact those litigating in the Northern District of Illinois.  For more information on the presentation, contact Kirstin Ives at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..  

On June 27, 2017, Falkenberg Ives partners Jim Fieweger and Tom Falkenberg will present a presentation titled "Ethics and Internal Investigations" at Zurich Insurance.  The presentation will cover best practices for internal investigations and ethical considerations that may arise.  For more information on the presentation, contact Tom Falkenberg at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.


March 31, 2017.  Falkenberg Ives Partner Kirstin Ives was recently nominated for a 2017 Women of Influence Award by Best Lawyers.  Women from firms and companies across the United States were nominated for this honor, with each nominee named for her outstanding work in her area of expertise.  The complete publication of the March 31, 2017 edition of Best Lawyers: Business Edition featuring the nominees can be found at: https://issuu.com/bestlawyers/docs/spring-business_edition_2017/58.  


Kirstin Ives will be presenting at the American Health Lawyers Association Annual Meeting June 26-28, 2017 in San Francisco, CA.  Ms. Ives will be speaking on Managed Care Fraud in Medicare and Medicaid with Gary Cantrell, Deputy Inspector General for Investigations for the Office of the Inspector General.

For more information on the Annual Meeting and registration, see https://www.healthlawyers.org/Events/Programs/Documents/IHC_AM17_brochure.pdf.  


Falkenberg Ives lawyers Jim Fieweger and Megan Zmick convinced the Chicago Police Board to discharge a police officer who injured an innocent bystander in an off-duty shooting.  According to the Chicago Tribune, this marked the first time since the Independent Police Review Authority's inception in 2007 that a case investigated by IPRA resulted in firing an officer as the result of a shooting.