Ross Bricker and his wife, Nina Vinik, joined Beth Emet shortly after moving to Evanston in 1996. They are the proud parents of three sons who are out of the house and working (Teddy, a food truck owner and chef in Austin, Texas; Nat, a television and commercial producer in Los Angeles, California; and Henry, an associate at BDO Consulting in San Francisco), one son who is off in college (Joe, a sophmore orchestral percussionist at The Juilliard School in New York), and one daughter who is still at home (Lanie, a senior at Evanston Township High School, and an avid oboist and equestrian). Their family also includes two dogs, one cat, and two horses. Ross is a senior litigation partner at the Jenner & Block law firm, where he has a broad based practice focusing on the efficient resolution of business issues and disputes through risk assessment, counseling, negotiation, alternate dispute resolution and trial. He has served on the Firm’s management and policy committees, and currently is a global chair of Jenner & Block’s 110 plus attorney complex commercial litigation and competition law practice groups. Throughout his career, Ross has worked on behalf of those without access to or the ability to afford legal services, receiving national recognition for his representation of the residents of public housing in New Orleans who were displaced by Hurricane Katrina, seasonal migrant farm workers in Florida, victims of housing discrimination, defense of individuals charged with capital offenses, and other pro bono work. He is a member of the Board of Directors of Hubbard Street Dance Chicago and the Chicago Youth Symphony Orchestra, and on the Executive Advisory Board of the CPR Institute for Dispute Resolution. Ross has served as both an Officer and member of Beth Emet’s Board of Trustees, and on numerous synagogue task forces and committees.