J.D., Stanford Law School
B.A., Stanford University
Board of Trustees of Rush University Medical Center, Vice Chair of Investment Committee
Board of Governors of Rush University, Chair of its Finance Subcommittee and Member of its Facilities Subcommittee
Knapp Entrepreneurship Center at the Illinois Institute of Technology, Former Chair
John has been in the legal profession for over four decades, with a broad range of experience including as a Corporate and Securities Partner at Sidley Austin LLP, the head transactional attorney for the City of Chicago and General Counsel at CNO Financial, Inc. At Sidley, John represented clients in a broad range of corporate and securities matters, including public and private securities offerings, mergers and acquisitions, joint ventures, private equity investments, affordable housing and other investment funds, restructurings, major contractual matters and corporate counseling assignments. His experience there spanned a number of industries, such as insurance and other financial services, affordable housing, investment management, communications and media, agribusiness, capital goods, information services, consumer products, manufacturing and real estate.
As Managing Deputy of Transactions and Deputy–Aviation, Environmental, Regulatory and Contracts for the Law Department of the City of Chicago John supervised attorneys handling a broad range of financing, contractual, real estate and other transactional matters for the City of Chicago, including its airports.
At CNO John served as Executive Vice President and General Counsel, handling a broad range of transactional, counseling and government relations matters.
John brings both his talent and breadth of knowledge to Innovators Legal, helping us get deals done.
Executive Vice President, General Counsel and Secretary – CNO Financial, Inc.
Partner – Sidley Austin LLP
Managing Deputy of Transactions and Deputy, Aviation, Environmental, Regulatory and Contracts – Law Department of City of Chicago