In keeping with our special bobblehead tradition, we’re welcoming two new “faces” to the office. Nicole Prefontaine, our new Legal Assistant, and Matt de la Peña, Director of Communications, have joined Levinson and Stefani as the firm’s newest members.
Nicole recently moved to Chicago from Madison, Wisconsin, after graduating from the University of Wisconsin – Madison with a B.S. in Legal Studies and a Certificate in Criminal Justice. While at UW, Nicole developed knowledge in a variety of legal fields through her internship with US Federal Probation and Pretrial Services and volunteer service at the Family Court Clinic of UW Law School. She plans to attend law school in the near future, after taking the time to acquire professional work experience. When not in the office, Nicole enjoys traveling, weight lifting, horseback riding and spending time with her rescue dog, Hudson.
“In just a few weeks Nicole has proven to be an invaluable member of the team,” said Partner Jay Stefani. “Her experience is right in line with the firm’s needs and the needs of our clients. We’re thrilled to have her on board.”
Matt was recently an Account Executive at Carol Fox and Associates, representing the Auditorium Theatre of Roosevelt University, the McAninch Arts Center at the College of DuPage and the Village of Rosemont. Previously, Matt was a section editor at Time Out Chicago and a staff writer at Time Out Chicago Kids. His writing has appeared in the Chicago Tribune, Dance International, See Chicago Dance and the sports journal ChicagoSide Sports. Matt has a B.A. in Journalism and Communications from the University of Iowa and an M.A. in Writing and Publishing from DePaul University. Matt loves a good cup of coffee, a good book and a good ball game.
“Now that we’ve hit the one-year mark, Levinson and Stefani is looking to take the next step,” said Founding Partner Ken Levinson. “With such a diverse background in journalism, marketing and PR, we know Matt can help us get there. We’re looking forward to the future.”