Exelon Outstanding Corporate Counsel Award

Congratulations to the recipient of the 2017 Exelon Outstanding Corporate Counsel Award:

Gary Wachtel
Discover Financial Services

The award will be presented at the Pro Bono & Public Service Awards Luncheon on July 17.

In 2000, The Chicago Bar Foundation and The Chicago Bar Association jointly commissioned The Outstanding Corporate Counsel Award. The award was created to specifically recognize the generally unsung pro bono contributions of outstanding attorneys in the corporate sector, and to encourage other corporate attorneys to volunteer their time and talents to help those in need.

The selection committee will choose the recipient based upon the nominee’s work on significant pro bono cases or matters that helped residents of the Chicago area impacted by poverty, abuse and discrimination; the length and breadth of pro bono commitment and experience; and other significant accomplishments that have improved access to justice for residents of the Chicago area impacted by poverty, abuse and discrimination.

In 2003, the Award was generously endowed by Exelon Corporation, which allows the recipient of the award to designate a special Chicago Bar Foundation grant to a CBF-supported legal aid or public interest law organization of his or her choice.

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