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Ted Chung, General Counsel for the Governor, State of Illinois (moderator)

Ted Chung became General Counsel for the Office of the Governor in February 2009. He joined the Governor’s Office after spending two years as a partner at Perkins Coie LLP, where he concentrated on internal corporate investigations and white collar criminal defense.

Ted previously served as the First Assistant Corporation Counsel in the City of Chicago’s Law Department, the Deputy Chief of Staff for Public Safety to Mayor Richard M. Daley, and an Assistant U.S. Attorney in the Chicago U.S. Attorney’s Office. He is a graduate of Dartmouth College and Northwestern University Law School.

Ted Chung, General Counsel for the Governor, State of Illinois (moderator)

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Mark J. Cheviron, Vice President of Corporate Security and Services, Archer Daniels Midland

Mr. Cheviron is responsible for all security functions at ADM locations and their subsidiaries worldwide, which includes over 1,700 locations in 73 countries. He also serves as the corporate liaison with all federal, state and local law enforcement personnel.

Prior to his employment with ADM, Mr. Cheviron was Operations Commander and Chief of Detectives of the Macon County Sheriff’s Office with a rank of Lieutenant. He was employed at the Sheriff's Office from 1971 until 1980.
Mr. Cheviron received his Baccalaureate Degree in law enforcement administration at Western Illinois University in 1970 and received his Master of Arts degree in social justice professions from the University of Illinois-Springfield in 1976. He also is a graduate of the FBI National Academy, where he was elected speaker of his class (106th session).

Mr. Cheviron currently is the Overseas Security Advisory Council (OSAC) Private Sector Co-Chair for 2007 for the U.S. Department of State. Additionally, Mr. Cheviron is a founding member of the Domestic Security Alliance Council (DSAC) partnered with the Federal Bureau of Investigation and chairs the Continuing Education Committee. He is also a committee member of the Food Products Association Security Council, the Private Security Advisory Group and the Global Strategy Institute Advisory Council for the Center of Strategic and International Studies (CSIS), the National Grain and Feed Association Bioterrorism Task Force, the Illinois Terrorism Task Force, the Business Roundtable Security Task Force, the Agro-Terrorism Advisory Council and the U.S. Department of Justice Executive Board of Anti-Terrorism Advisory Council (ATAC).

Mr. Cheviron is registered with the State of Illinois Department of Professional Regulations as a Private Investigator, a Polygraph Examiner and a Certified Physical Evidence Technician. He is also a Certified Fraud Examiner, plus still holds his commission with the Macon County Sheriffs’ Office. He has been named in Who’s Who of the National Security Institute, the Who’s Who in the National Register and Who’s Who as a Security Executive.

Mr. Cheviron is a member and past president of the FBI National Academy Associates of Illinois, a member of the International Association of Chiefs of Police, the Illinois Sheriffs’ Association, the American Society of Industrial Security and the International Security Management Association where he has served as a board member.

Mark J. Cheviron, Vice President of Corporate Security and Services, Archer Daniels Midland

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Patrick Collins, Former Assistant United States Attorney, Perkins Coie

Patrick Collins, a partner in the Perkins Coie's Litigation practice and highly-skilled former federal prosecutor, is an accomplished investigator and trial attorney who specializes in representing companies and individuals in complex civil and criminal matters throughout the United States. Considered one of the highest profile attorneys in Chicago, Patrick has tried over 20 federal cases to verdict, and prevailed in each of them.

Since joining the firm in April 2007, Patrick has aggressively built Perkins Coie's white collar practice in Chicago. He has led teams conducting sensitive internal investigations for FORTUNE 500 companies and public entities, and has represented individuals and companies in high-profile federal court litigation.

Previously, Patrick was an Assistant U.S. Attorney for 12 years in Chicago where he led the government's team in the trial and conviction of former Illinois governor George Ryan. On January 5, 2009, Patrick was appointed by Governor Pat Quinn to chair the Illinois Reform Commission (IRC), which was tasked with making recommendations for ethical reform for Illinois government. In January 2010, Patrick was selected by the Chicago Law Bulletin as one of Chicago's "Top Ten" attorneys of the last decade.

Patrick is a graduate of the University of Chicago Law School and received his undergraduate degree from the University of Notre Dame.

Patrick Collins, Former Assistant United States Attorney, Perkins Coie

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Chad Fornoff, Executive Director, Illinois Executive Ethics Commission  

Chad D. Fornoff has served as Executive Director of the Illinois Executive Ethics Commission since 2004. He also served eight years as Legal Counsel for the Illinois Court of Claims and two years as an Assistant Attorney General in the General Law Bureau of the Office of the Illinois Attorney General.

Mr. Fornoff holds a Bachelor of Arts degree from MacMurray College, where he was named Truman Scholar for the State of Illinois. He also holds a Master of Arts degree in from the University of Oxford and a law degree from the University of Illinois.

Chad, his wife and two sons reside in Springfield.

Chad Fornoff, Executive Director, Illinois Executive Ethics Commission

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Robert Grant, Special Agent in Charge of the Chicago Division, FBI

Mr. Grant was born in Reno, Nevada, raised in Virginia and is a 1980 graduate of George Mason University in Fairfax, Virginia, where he majored in accounting and economics. After several years working in the private sector, he began his career as a Special Agent with the FBI in November 1983. After graduating from the FBI Academy, he was assigned to the Memphis Field Office, where he successfully investigated White Collar Crime (WCC), Violent Crime (VC) and Drugs completed a highly successful Undercover Operation and served on the FBI SWAT Team. In 1986 he was transferred to the New York Division where he successfully investigated International Terrorism and financial crimes.

In 1989, Mr. Grant was promoted to Supervisory Special Agent in the Inspection Division at FBI Headquarters. He worked with a team of Inspectors and Auditors conducting operational, performance and compliance evaluations of Field Offices, Headquarters Divisions and Foreign Offices of the FBI. In addition, Mr. Grant conducted several special internal investigations; most notably the investigation of allegations of criminal and ethical misconduct by former FBI Director William S. Sessions.

In 1994, Mr. Grant was selected to serve as a Supervisor in the Chicago Field Office, where he supervised Health Care Fraud, Public Corruption and other white collar crimes. While in Chicago, he successfully supervised the investigation of Mark Whitacre, former President of the BioProducts Division of the Archer Daniels Midland (ADM) Co., after allegations surfaced that Whitacre was involved in criminal activity while working as an informant for the FBI during a price-fixing investigation of ADM and others. These investigations formed the basis of the bestselling book, The Informant, by NY Times author Kurt Eichenwald.

In 1998, Mr. Grant was promoted to Assistant Special Agent in Charge of the San Antonio Field Office, where he was responsible for all criminal and national security investigations in San Antonio, Austin and along the southwest border with Mexico.

In 2002, Mr. Grant was promoted to Inspector, Inspection Division, FBI Headquarters, leading inspections of FBI operations and was later promoted to Chief Inspector of the FBI. As Chief Inspector, he was responsible for the planning and execution of all inspections of FBI operations domestically and internationally.

Mr. Grant was promoted to Special Agent in Charge of the Chicago Field Office in January 2005. 

Robert Grant, Special Agent in Charge of the Chicago Division, FBI

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Gary Hannig, Secretary, Illinois Department of Transportation

Gary Hannig was born July 22, 1952 in Litchfield, Illinois. He was raised in Mt. Olive, Illinois where he attended Holy Trinity Catholic Grade School and Mt. Olive Community High School. Before graduating from Mt. Olive High School in 1970, Gary was selected as a member of the prestigious National Honor Society.

Gary attended the University of Illinois in Champaign, where he graduated with honors with a degree in Accounting in 1974. In 1975, he passed the exam to become a Certified Public Accountant.

In 1978 Gary Hannig was elected as the youngest member of the Illinois House of Representatives at that time. He has served as a member in every General Assembly until he resigned in February 2009.

Gary was appointed Assistant Democratic Leader for the 89th General Assembly and Deputy Majority Leader for the 94th General Assembly. He was the Chief Budget Negotiator for the House Democrats.

On February 28, 2009 Governor Pat Quinn named Gary Hannig Secretary of the Illinois Department of Transportation, overseeing personnel engaged in all facets, aspects and modes of transportation in Illinois.

Gary Hannig, Secretary, Illinois Department of Transportation

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Christopher Kennedy, President, Merchandise Mart Properties

Christopher G. Kennedy is president of Merchandise Mart Properties, Inc. (MMPI). MMPI is the world's leading owner and operator of showroom buildings and trade show facilities, bringing buyers and sellers together in more than 300 market events, trade and consumer shows and conferences each year. MMPI manages The Merchandise Mart and 350 West Mart Center/ Chicago Apparel Center in Chicago; The Washington Design Center in Washington, D.C.; The Architects & Designers Building, 7W New York and Piers 92/94 in New York City; Market Square, the Suites at Market Square, Plaza Suites, Furniture Plaza, Hamilton Market and the National Furniture Mart in High Point, NC; the L.A. Mart in Los Angeles, CA., the Boston Design Center in Boston, MA and is developing the Cleveland Medical Mart & Convention Center in Cleveland, OH.

MMPI is a division of New Jersey-based Vornado Realty Trust, which purchased MMPI along with The Merchandise Mart, Chicago Apparel Center, the Washington Design Center and Washington Office Center from the Kennedy family in 1998. The Mart and 350 West Mart Center in Chicago together comprise the largest wholesale trade center in the United States. The mixed-use complex encompasses 6.2 million square feet.

Kennedy was named president of MMPI in October 2000. He began his career with MMPI as a research analyst in 1987. In 1988, he was promoted to director of the Architectural Products Division of The Merchandise Mart and earned promotions to vice president in 1991 and executive vice president in 1994.

Kennedy earned a bachelor’s degree in political science from Boston College in 1986 and a master’s of management from the J.L. Kellogg Graduate School of Management of Northwestern University in 1994.

Kennedy is involved with several companies. He sits on the board of directors of Ariel Investment Trust and serves on the board of directors of the Interface Floor Covering Company.

Kennedy is active in numerous nonprofit groups as well. He is the treasurer of the Joseph P. Kennedy Jr. Foundation and serves on the board of directors of the Catholic Theological Union and the Chicago Alliance to End Homelessness. He is the past chairman of the Chicago Convention and Tourism Bureau, and is a former chairman of the Greater Chicago Food Depository. Additionally, he served on the boards of Citizens Energy Corporation, El Valor Agency, the Heartland Alliance, Children’s Memorial Hospital, the Irish Fellowship Club, the Center for Disability and Elder Law, the Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago and the Illinois Council on Economic Education.

He is also involved in numerous civic organizations in Chicago, including the Chicago Council on Global Affairs, the City Club of Chicago, the Executives’ Club of Chicago, the Economic Club of Chicago and The Commercial Club of Chicago. In August 2009, Governor Pat Quinn (D-IL) appointed Kennedy to the University of Illinois Board of Trustees.

Christopher G. Kennedy is the son of Robert and Ethel Kennedy and is the eighth of their eleven children. He currently resides in suburban Chicago with his wife, Sheila Berner Kennedy, and children Katherine, Christopher Jr., Sarah and Clare.

Christopher Kennedy, President, Merchandise Mart Properties

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Honorable Charles P. Kocoras, Judge, United States District Court

Mr. Kocoras was born in Chicago, Illinois. He received a B.S. from De Paul University in 1961. He received a J.D. from De Paul University College of Law in 1969. From 1961 to 1967, Mr. Kocoras served in the Illinois Army National Guard.  He was in private practice in Chicago, Illinois from 1969 to 1971 and served as First assistant U.S. attorney of Northern District of Illinois from 1971 to 1977.  He currently is serving as Adjunct professor at the John Marshall Law School. He was a Chairman, Illinois Commerce Commission from 1977 to 1979. He was in private practice in Chicago, Illinois from 1979 to 1980. Mr. Kocoras also served as a federal judge on the United States District Court for the Northern District of Illinois.

Mr. Kocoras was nominated by President Jimmy Carter on June 2, 1980, to a seat vacated by Alfred Y. Kirkland. He was confirmed by the United States Senate on September 29, 1980, and received his commission on September 30, 1980. He served as chief judge from 2002-2006. He assumed senior status on June 30, 2006.

Honorable Charles P. Kocoras, Judge, United States District Court

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Lawrence Oliver II, Chief Counsel and Head of Investigations, The Boeing Company

In September 2004, Lawrence joined The Boeing Company as its Chief Counsel, Investigations, where he manages the Company’s internal legal investigations, government inquiries and compliance matters.

Prior to joining Boeing, Lawrence was a partner at the law firm of Perkins Coie in Chicago. During his tenure at Perkins Coie, Lawrence was appointed to several high-profile investigations including the E2 Nightclub tragedy of February 2003 that left 21 people dead, as well as the investigation of the alleged cover up of inmate beatings by jail guards at the Cook County Jail. Before joining Perkins Coie, Lawrence was a federal prosecutor in Chicago, where he investigated and prosecuted a wide variety of white collar frauds, including mail/wire, mortgage, bankruptcy and tax fraud, gang/drug organizations and import violations. Lawrence also was an attorney at Skadden Arps et. al in Chicago, concentrating in mass-tort litigation, and served as a law clerk to the Honorable (then Chief Judge) James B. Moran of the United States District Court for the Northern District of Illinois. In 1991, Lawrence received his law degree from the Detroit College of Law and was the Charles H. King award recipient for graduating first in his class. He was elected President of his law school class, served on the law review and was an oralist on a moot court team that placed first in a national competition. In 1984, he received a Bachelor of Science degree in Industrial Engineering from Purdue University in West Lafayette, Indiana. Between undergraduate school and law school, Lawrence worked as an Industrial Engineer and Production Supervisor at the General Motors Truck & Bus Group in Pontiac, Michigan.

Lawrence serves on the Board of Trustees for the University of Illinois and recently completed service on the Illinois Reform Commission. He also served on the Illinois Executive Ethics Commission for several years, including being elected Vice-Chair for two of those years. Lawrence is a frequent speaker across the country in the areas of internal investigations, corporate compliance and ethics. He is an ordained minister and married with three children.

Lawrence Oliver II, Chief Counsel and Head of Investigations, The Boeing Company

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Alan Rosen, Chief Deputy Attorney General, Office of the Illinois Attorney General

Alan Rosen began his career as an Internal Revenue Service Agent from 1968 through 1974. He then prosecuted financial crime and other criminal cases forthe Cook County, Illinois State’s Attorneys Office from 1974 through 1977.

Mr. Rosen joined the law firm Young, Rosen Finkel & Silbert, Ltd, in 1977. His practice concentrated on the litigation of complex business matters in both state and federal courts. He argued numerous cases in state and federal appellate courts, including the Illinois Supreme Court. Mr. Rosen left the law firm in December, 2005, to join the Office of The Illinois Attorney General, as Chief Deputy Attorney General to Attorney General Lisa Madigan.

In 1991, Mr. Rosen was appointed by the Illinois Supreme Court as a Commissioner to the Court’s Committee on Character and Fitness and served in that capacity through 2001, the last five years of his term as Chairperson of the thirty-one member committee. He also served on the Public Integrity Transition Team of Illinois Attorney General Madigan.

Mr. Rosen is a 1973 graduate of Loyola Law School of Chicago and received his B.S. in Accounting from the University of Illinois in 1968.

Alan Rosen, Chief Deputy Attorney General, Office of the Illinois Attorney General

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Z. Scott, Partner, Mayer Brown

As co-chair of the firm’s White Collar Criminal Defense and Compliance Practice group, Z Scott represents corporations in commercial and criminal litigation. She concentrates her practice on complex commercial litigation, corporate internal investigations including matters related to the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act, counseling on corporate compliance matters and white collar criminal defense. She is a seasoned trial lawyer who has tried over 40 mostly jury trials to verdict in federal court. Her federal civil and criminal litigation experience includes accounting and commercial fraud, public corruption, civil tax appeals and criminal tax prosecutions, money-laundering and investment and financial institution fraud. She has also led and represented companies in complex and extensive government regulatory and criminal grand jury investigations.

Prior to joining Mayer Brown, Z served as Executive Inspector General for the Office of the Illinois Governor (2003-2005), where she established and managed an internal compliance and investigative agency for Illinois government and Illinois public universities. Her experience included participation and oversight of over 200 internal investigations of state vendors and state employees, as well as counseling members of the Governor’s cabinet and state senior managers, including agency directors, on issues related to personnel policies, internal controls, ethics and systemic personnel problems. Z also worked closely with the state’s internal auditor and the Illinois Auditor General in matters related to integrity of state government functions.

Prior to her work in Illinois government, Z served as a federal criminal prosecutor with the United States Attorney’s Office (1987-2003), where she held various management positions including Chief of the General Crimes Section. As Chief, she was responsible for the supervision of Section Deputies and Line Assistant US Attorneys, and she reviewed and approved hundreds of federal prosecutions and participated in strategy sessions related to federal indictments and federal criminal trials. Before joining the US Attorney’s Office, Z served in the Office of the Corporation Counsel for the City of Chicago (1983-1987).

Z served as an adjunct instructor in trial advocacy for 13 years at Northwestern University School of Law (1993-2005), where she led a team of five adjunct professors and was awarded the recognition of Outstanding Adjunct Professor in Trial Advocacy in 1999. She also taught trial advocacy at The John Marshall School of Law (2002-2004), and she co-taught classes at the University of Chicago Law School on criminal sentencing and federal criminal law (2001, 2003). According to Legal 500 US, Z has an “impeccable reputation among clients” and most recently, was named to Illinois SuperLawyers (2009). She is a frequent lecturer on issues related to federal criminal law, electronic discovery, ethics and compliance policies and trial advocacy.

Notable Engagements

  • Represented Siemens Medical Solutions in a multi-defendant federal prosecution in which the company was charged with fraud in connection with representations made to Cook County regarding compliance with minority business enterprise requirements (United States v. Siemens Medical Solutions, et al.).

  • Served on the legal team representing Ernst & Young in a professional malpractice case, (Alabama Hospital Ass'n. v. General Reinsurance, et al., CV 2004-1172 P).

  • Represented a major health care company in an Illinois Attorney General False Claims Act investigation.

  • Designed an FCPA compliance program for a global public company.

  • Served as lead prosecutor in a case involving public corruption and criminal tax violations; defendant pleaded guilty (United States v. Sarallo, US District Court for the Northern District of Illinois).

  • Served as lead prosecutor in a public corruption case involving embezzlement and criminal tax violations by two members of a suburban police pension board; the defendants pleaded guilty (United States v. Jackson and Johnson, US District Court for the Northern District of Illinois).

  • Served as lead prosecutor in a multi-million dollar investment fraud case; the defendant pleaded guilty (United States v. Anderson, US District Court for the Northern District of Illinois).

Education

Indiana University School of Law - Bloomington, JD, 1983 • University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign, BS, Journalism, 1980

Admitted

  • US Supreme Court, 2009

  • Federal Court of Claims, 2009

  • Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals, 1987

  • Federal Trial Bar, 1986

  • Northern District of Illinois, 1983

  • Illinois, 1983

Z. Scott, Partner, Mayer Brown

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James Wagner, FBI( Ret.), Chief Investigator, Illinois Tollway

James W. Wagner has an impressive history of excellence in law enforcement work dating back to 1969 when he joined the FBI as a Special Agent. Since that time, he has been the recipient of numerous awards and recognitions from the law enforcement community. Mr. Wagner is a career crime fighter with a distinguished background serving as a Special Agent, a Supervisor and Program Coordinator in the FBI’s Organized Crime Squad.

As an Agent in the FBI over a span of 30 years, Wagner earned Sixteen Letters of Commendation from the Director, as well as a Community Service Recognition Award and was often a presenter of lectures at the FBI Academy in Quantico, VV. He has given critical testimony in several U.S. District Court Trials in New York, Miami, Chicago and San Diego and was qualified as an Organized Crime Expert Witness in the Chicago US District Court trial code named “Family Secrets”.
He served as a Deputy Administrator of Investigations for the Illinois Gaming Board from 2000 through 2005 where he oversaw regulation and investigation regarding Illinois Riverboat Casino Licensees as well as over twenty licensed suppliers of gaming equipment to Illinois Riverboats. Wagner managed and directed Illinois State Police Investigators and Managers and Department of Revenue Investigators and Managers.

Wagner is respected internationally for his expertise in fighting organized crime and served in 1997 as a US FBI Representative attending an International Conference on Organized Crime in Budapest, Hungary. The Conference included representatives from England, France, Belgium, Holland, Germany, Italy, Russia, China, South Africa, Hungary and Interpol. Mr. Wagner presented a lecture to the Conference on US Organized Crime.

On January 1, 2006 Mr. Wagner became the President of the Chicago Crime Commission, an independent not for profit that is engaged in research and education regarding issues concerning law enforcement and the judiciary. As a result of this position, the media often called upon Mr. Wagner for insight into Organized Crime matters. He has been interviewed on various subjects by Chicago Television and Radio stations. Internationally Wagner has been interviewed by British BBC, investigative reports on A&E and by CNN.

Mr. Wagner began work as the General Manager of Investigations and Audit for the Illinois State Toll Highway Authority on January 4, 2010. As such he is responsible for managing the Department that is engaged in providing accountability and protecting the integrity of the Illinois Tollway. Investigations of instances of waste, inefficiencies, fraud, corruption, misconduct and mismanagement are conducted to improve the day-to-day operations of the Illinois Tollway.

James Wagner, FBI( Ret.), Chief Investigator, Illinois Tollway

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