COUNTRYSIDE, Ill. — Scheck Industries, a national mechanical construction contractor, announced that Karen Layng has been appointed general counsel and vice president corporate development of the Scheck companies and will remain an advisor to the board. Layng joins Scheck from Vedder Price P.C. where she was a shareholder, chair of the Construction Law Group and Compensation Committee, and immediate past chair of the Litigation Practice Area, as well as a long-standing member of the firm’s board of directors.

Layng has extensive construction expertise and experience on transactional and litigation matters and has been an advisor to company boards. She has successfully tried cases in federal and state courts and before the American Arbitration Association and is a member of the AAA Panel of Arbitrators, for commercial and construction disputes. She brings skills in business development, strategic growth, and enterprise risk management. She will report to chairman, Richard N. Scheck.

“Karen is an exceptional addition to our executive team,” Scheck said. “She brings a wealth of experience and strategic thinking to help drive our continued success and to execute our growth initiatives. Her construction and general commercial business experience is invaluable to help us achieve our future corporate goals.”

In addition to her business experience, Layng has been recognized as a Super Lawyer, one of Illinois’ top 50 women lawyers, and has been a member of the Leading Lawyer Advisory Panel for construction since 2004. She is ranked in Chambers USA, recommended by Legal 500 United States, and was the first woman president of the 7th Circuit Bar Association.

Scheck Industries is an industrial contractor that provides the following services: power and process piping, boiler, instrumentation, pipe and modular fabrication, facility maintenance, commercial HVAC, and construction management. For more information, visit

Publication date: 1/27/2014

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