August 2013 

HPS Attorneys and Staff Participate in the 2013 Chicago Triathalon

On Sunday, August 25, 2013, 13 HPS attorneys and staff members were among the nearly 9,000 participants in the Life Time Tri Chicago. Touted as one of the largest triathlons in the world, the early morning event was an opportunity for the firm to show off its skills outside the courtroom.  “Although we are one of the premier trial litigation firms in Chicago, we also pride ourselves on being a well-rounded firm,” notes Senior Trial Attorney David Hall. Entering four relay teams and one individual competitor HPS made a strong showing with Team #2, composed of Partners Ben Patterson and TC Hosna and Senior Associate Tom Comstock, taking home first place in the relay division with a 14:59 minute swim, 39:26 minute bike and 20:12 minute run. Following close behind, Team #1 composed of Partners David Reed, Mike Prangle and Ro Maharaj placed 5th, followed by Team #4 with staff members Dan Campione, Meriellen Johnson and Rita Ayers, placing 7th. Team #3 consisting of Associate Elizabeth Neidig and staff members Mona Gava and Marcia Braden placed 18th overall in the relay field of 21.  Additionally, Paralegal Laura Arendsen placed 142nd out of a field of 237 in the Woman's 25-29 division the sprint race. Mike Prangle, who pedaled the second leg for HPS Team #1 summed up the experience this way: “This event was a team effort by the entire firm to bring this event together. We are extremely proud of the sportsmanship, talent and encouragement exhibited by everyone at HPS and we are excited that these kinds of events are part of a rich HPS tradition.”