Who We Are
My goal is to make a difference, be efficient, and work collaboratively to arrive at successful solutions. There is no simple solution for every situation but I'm committed to providing a workable approach that meets the needs of the client and will help strengthen the organization.
With more than 30 years of government experience, including 20 years as in-house general counsel to the Chicago Department of Water Management, Irene advises clients on navigating local, state, and federal issues that confront business and government providing executive advice, counsel, and leadership direction for new infrastructure projects and initiatives. With a primary focus on government related matters, Irene focuses on infrastructure projects and programs.
As a senior advisor to the commissioner of the largest Chicago operating infrastructure departments, Irene worked with all levels of government, creating and ensuring that the messaging was reliable, relatable, understandable, and well-thought through, prioritizing the department’s budget, regulatory, and legislative needs.
In April 2023, Irene graduated from the Goldman Sachs 10KSB Chicago program. She is active as a director at large and regional leadership with the National Association of Women Business Owners (NAWBO) Chicago. In addition, she regularly participates in the Illinois Section of the American Water Works Association, the Federation of Women Contractors, HACIA, American Public Works Association, and WTS Greater Chicago (Women in Transportation). Irene previously served on the Board of Directors for the Association of Metropolitan Water Agencies from 2006-2017.
Irene is a member in good standing with the Illinois State Bar and received her JD from IIT Chicago Kent College of Law, Chicago, Illinois and her Bachelor of Arts from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Illinois. In 2022, Irene earned her Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Certification from the University of Southern Florida.
Active in her community, Irene regularly volunteers with social services organizations and served for six years on the Board of Trustees, including the executive committee, for a non-profit organization.
Brian brings more than 30 years of public, private, and not-for-profit legal, legislative, procurement, and ethics experience and expertise to Caminer Law. Brian is well-versed in the laws and regulations including ethics, compliance, public sector contracts, monitoring, procurement management, and workforce development.
In his role prior to joining Caminer Law, Brian was the Ethics Advisor to the Chicago Public Schools (CPS), the third largest school district in the country. Brian advised, trained, and addressed all ethics matters for CPS, including for teachers and employees, members of the Board of Education and Local School Councils, and contractors.
Prior to his role at CPS, Brian served as the Director of the Legislative Reference Bureau for the Chicago City Council, drafting, and advising on new legislation. Brian served as the General Counsel to the Chicago Department of Procurement Services, served in the Mayor’s Office of Workforce Development, and as an Assistant Corporation Counsel.
Active in his community, Brian regularly volunteers and serves on boards of directors for social services and not-for-profit organizations.
Brian earned his Law Degree from Northwestern University School of Law and holds a Bachelor of Business Administration Degree from the University of Michigan. In addition, he passed the Certified Public Accountant exam.
My goal is to work collaboratively with our clients and foster a productive, effective environment that leads to successful outcomes.