Springfield, IL – The Illinois Workers’ Compensation Commisssion recently welcomed new Arbitrators after their appointment by Governor JB Pritzker: Roma Parikh Dalal, Antara Nath Rivera, and Ana Vazquez.
Roma Parikh Dalal
Roma Parikh Dalal will serve as an Arbitrator on the Workers’ Compensation Commission.* Dalal has most recently served as a Partner at Wiedner & McAuliffe, LTD where she has provided professional legal assistance, advice and counsel on workers’ compensation related matters. Before being named Partner she served Wiedner & McAuliffe as an Associate Attorney for nearly ten years. She received her Bachelor of Arts from the University of Michigan and Juris Doctor from DePaul University College of Law.
Antara Nath Rivera
Antara Nath Rivera will serve as an Arbitrator on the Workers’ Compensation Commission.* Rivera currently serves as the Chief of General Prosecutions of the Enforcement Unit at the Illinois Department of Financial and Professional Regulation where she oversees licensures cases for a wide variety of professions. Previously she served as an Administrative Law Judge for the Arizona Office of Administrative Hearings in which she presided over cases ranging from licensure for the Arizona medical board to Social Security and Medicaid benefits. Rivera has also served in the Maricopa County Attorney’s Office as the Deputy County Attorney in the Special Victims Division, an Investigator for the Workers’ Compensation Fraud Unit for the Illinois Department of Insurance, and as an Assistant State’s Attorney for the Criminal Prosecutions Bureau of the Cook County State’s Attorney’s Office. She received her Bachelor of Arts from the University of Illinois and Juris Doctor from Western Michigan University Thomas M. Cooley Law School.
Ana Vazquez will serve as an Arbitrator on the Workers’ Compensation Commission.* Vazquez currently serves as the Assistant Attorney General in the Government Representation Division of the Workers’ Compensation Bureau within the Illinois Attorney General’s Office where she has represented the state and its people in workers’ compensation related litigation. Prior to her work for the state she served as Attorney for the Law Offices of Lawrence Wolf Levin where she also served as Law Clerk and Legal Assistant. She received her Bachelor of Arts from the University of Illinois at Chicago and her Juris Doctor from Chicago-Kent College of Law.
* Appointments pending confirmation by the Illinois Senate.
Source: IL WCC