Webinar - 12/17/2020 - Brown Bag Lunch
Recorded On: 12/17/2020
Brown Bag Lunch - The Chairman’s Report: 2020 Review & 2021 Preview
Please register for this program.
12:00 noon to 1:00 pm
1 hour general MCLE credit
As always, all persons are welcome to attend. WCLA members & IWCC personnel and staff and other approved attendees receive free MCLE credit.
Chairman, Illinois Workers Compensation Commission
On March 15, 2019, Governor JB Pritzker appointed Michael J. Brennan as a Chairman of the Illinois Workers Compensation Commission. He was previously appointed and confirmed as a Commissioner in 2013. His new 4 year term, as Chairman, will run through January of 2023.
Prior to serving as a Commissioner, Mr. Brennan was a Martindale-Hubbell Peeminent AV-rated attorney who litigated numerous reported cases in the Illinois Appellate Courts and the Illinois Supreme Court. He Was among the principal authors of the Larson Illinois Workers’ Compensation Handbook. He has been appointed as a Special Assistant Attorney General to the Self-Insured Advisory Board on past occasions.
Mr. Brennan is a member of the Chicago Bar Association and Workers’ Compensation Lawyers' Association. He has been accepted as a Member of the Gerson Lehrman Group Law Council. He has been elected by his peers as an Illinois Super Lawyer, an Illinois Leading Lawyer and is listed in Best Lawyers of America.
Vitas J. Mockaitis (Moderator)
Vitas J. Mockaitis has 32 years of experience handling Illinois workers’ compensation claims. Respected as a leading trial lawyer, Vitas has briefed and successfully argued many cases before the Illinois Workers’ Compensation Commission during the course of his distinguished career.
With his extensive knowledge and experience in workers’ compensation law and related fields of legal practice, Mr. Mockaitis has presented numerous seminars on the theme of injured workers’ rights and benefits, addressing unions and labor organizations throughout the state of Illinois. In addition, he has authored and co-authored several guidebooks and information pamphlets concerning workers’ compensation issues as they relate to injured workers in Illinois. Subjects of the publications have included repetitive trauma and overuse injuries and injured workers’ medical rights, among other topics.