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Mindy Wetzel is a fourth-year Associate Attorney at Johnson & Krol, LLC, a small firm downtown. She practices mainly in ERISA litigation, ensuring that self-funded multiemployer benefit funds are able to provide the maximum amount of benefits to their pension and welfare participants. She has a B.F.A. in Music Theatre Performance from the Chicago College of Performing Arts’ Theatre Conservatory at Roosevelt University (2007), and a Juris Doctorate from DePaul University College of Law (2013). After college and before law school, Mindy performed as an actor, singer, dancer, and circus artist in the Chicago Theatre Industry – she even performed alongside Jon Mastro, Adrian Danzig, Molly Brennan, Dean Evans, and John Pierson in a production of “Go Dog, Go!” with the Chicago Children’s Theatre in 2007. She graduated a year (or two?) behind current Neo Leah Urzendowski Courser, and she generally stays in touch with all of her theatre friends and supports their work whenever she possibly can. During law school, Mindy served as Vice President of DePaul’s Appellate Moot Court Society, and as President of DePaul’s 2013 National Cultural Heritage Law Moot Court Competition. Also, during law school, she was recognized as an outstanding speaker and brief writer at moot court competitions hosted by Fordham University and the University of Houston. Mindy also serves as a member of Lookingglass Theatre Company’s Junior Board. Even though she’s a boring lawyer now, remaining involved in the theatre industry in some way is crucial to her happiness. She loves the theatre folk, especially the Neos, and she wants to contribute her knowledge, time, and resources to their success.
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