News Tag: Board of Directors


September 24, 2021

Welcome to the CBF’s New Board Members, and Thanks to Our Outgoing Officers and Directors

The CBF’s work would not be possible without the leadership and support of our dedicated Board Members. As the 2021/2022 Board year begins, we are excited to welcome the following new members to our Board of Directors:

  • Jason Bradford, Jenner & Block LLP
  • Dave Gordon, Sidley Austin LLP
  • Elizabeth Lopez, United Airlines, Inc.
  • Jeff Moskowitz, J. Moskowitz Law
  • Kevin Robinson, […]
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    September 24, 2021

    A Message from New CBF Board President Cynthia Photos Abbott

    The CBF is excited to welcome Cynthia Photos Abbott as our 40th President of the Board of Directors for the 2021/2022 term. See below for a message from Cindy as she gets started in her new role:

    Hello everyone,

    My name is Cynthia Photos Abbott and I am the incoming President of the Chicago Bar Foundation Board. […]

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    July 30, 2019

    carrie disanto steve weissCBF Welcomes New Board President and Members

    The CBF is excited to welcome Steven A. Weiss as our 38th Board President for the 2019-2020 term. A Partner and Co-Leader of the Complex Commercial Litigation Practice Group at Honigman LLP, Steve provides advice on a wide variety of business litigation issues for companies and business people.

    Steve has a strong commitment to […]

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    July 30, 2019

    judge mason cdlb coverCongrats and Thanks to Justice Mason!

    There was a significant milestone in our legal community last week: Justice Mary Anne Mason retired from the bench after a stellar 19-year career as a Judge, first in the Circuit Court of Cook County and since 2013 on the Illinois Appellate Court.

    The Appellate Lawyers Association was among many paying tribute to Justice Mason’s […]

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    July 25, 2018

    cbf presidents70 Years of CBF Presidents

    As we welcome Carrie Di Santo as the CBF’s 37th President since our inception in 1948, we reflect on the many leaders in Chicago’s legal community and beyond who have steered the CBF.

    Past Presidents of the CBF include legal legends like George Overton and Esther Rothstein, general counsel of Fortune 500 companies, founders and leaders of prominent law firms, and many other noteworthy leaders in Chicago’s legal community.

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    July 23, 2018

    carrie disanto speaking at board meetingCarrie Di Santo Takes the Helm as New CBF President

    Carrie Di Santo, global chief compliance officer and managing director of enterprise risk management at CME Group, is the 37th President of The Chicago Bar Foundation.

    At the CBF’s board meeting today, outgoing CBF President Terry Dee passed the proverbial gavel to Carrie. Other CBF Officers for fiscal year 2019 include:

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    July 23, 2018

    terry dee and carrie disanto presidentsTerry Dee Wraps Up Successful Year as CBF President

    The CBF is grateful for the vision, commitment, and leadership of Terry Dee as our 36th Board President over the last year and throughout the many years of his involvement with the CBF.

    Even before he joined the board in 2011, Terry was a leader in pro bono and the Investing in Justice Campaign at Kirkland & Ellis. Now at McDermott Will & Emery, Terry has continued that leadership and accomplished much more, taking development efforts to a new level as chair of the Development Committee and setting an example in his own support. He has recently become more involved in the CBF’s advocacy work also. Throughout his involvement, Terry has been a terrific leader and representative for the CBF in the community.

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    July 24, 2017

    terry dee and chuck smithCBF Welcomes New Board President and Members

    The CBF is excited to welcome Terrence J. Dee  as our 36th Board President for the 2017-2018 term. A Partner at McDermott Will & Emery, Terry focuses his practice on product liability, class action, trade secrets, and other complex litigation. He has tried cases in federal and state courts throughout the country, including Illinois, Ohio, Washington, DC, Maryland, Arizona and Missouri, and has handled numerous commercial arbitrations.

    Terry is also strongly committed to the cause of equal access to justice. He has served on the CBF board since 2011 where he has particularly played a lead role in the CBF’s development efforts, and also served on the board of Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights. His dedication puts him in an excellent position to continue advancing the CBF’s mission, especially following an impactful year under outgoing CBF President Chuck Smith’s exemplary leadership.

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    August 20, 2015

    The Globe Trotting Flag

    The CBF flag sees yet another mountaintop! Past CBF board president Kimball Anderson and Karen Anderson (of the Anderson Fellowship) brought the CBF flag along on their adventures trekking the Peruvian Andes. Above they’re pictured with the flag high above Machu Picchu, and the photo at bottom right was snapped at 15,000 feet. This […]

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    July 23, 2014

    CBF Welcomes New President and Board Members

    Jesse Ruiz, a Partner at Drinker, Biddle & Reath and a leader in Chicago’s legal community, took the helm as the 2014-2015 CBF Board President at the CBF’s July board meeting. A member of the board since 2009, Jesse becomes the 33rd President in the CBF’s history and takes over at an exciting time…

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