2010 Ethics in the Workplace Seminar Featured Speakers
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.
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
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
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
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
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,
Served on the legal team
representing Ernst & Young in a professional malpractice case,
(Alabama Hospital Ass'n. v. General Reinsurance, et al., CV
Represented a major health
care company in an Illinois Attorney General False Claims Act
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).
Indiana University School of
Law - Bloomington, JD, 1983 • University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign,
BS, Journalism, 1980
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
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
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