Karla Livney is an attorney who practiced at McDermott, Will & Emery and Goldberg, Kohn working with clients in the areas of commercial and employment litigation. Through her involvement as a Board Member of the Daniel Murphy Scholarship Foundation, she became involved with the Chicago Charter School Foundation, one of the first charter schools in Chicago, eventually leaving private practice to become the Executive Director of that organization. As a result of being an active member of School District 112 Superintendent’s Citizen Finance and Facilities Committee, she ran and was elected for a seat on the District 112 School Board. During the four years of her term, Karla focused on finances, union contract negotiations, employment disputes, facilities, school standards, curriculum, diversity, community relations, and solutions to the District’s significant financial and facilities challenges. Karla has also been an active volunteer at Pro Bono Network, an organization that partners with legal aid agencies to offer legal services to those in need.