American Bar Association Rule of Law Initiative, Board of Directors
Chicago International Dispute Resolution Association
• Founder and President
• Amicus Curiae brief to U.S. Supreme Court on jurisdiction and arbitrability
• Principal drafter of Illinois International Commercial Arbitration Act, 710 ILCS 20/1-1 et seq.
Fellow, Chartered Institute of Arbitrators, London
American Arbitration Association, Large Commercial Case Panel; International Centre for Dispute Resolution
Hong Kong International Arbitration Centre, Panel of Arbitrators; Asian International Arbitration Centre (Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia)
American Law Institute
• Life Member
• Members Consultative Group, Restatement of the U.S. Law of International Commercial and Investment Arbitration
• Members Consultative Group, ALI/UNIDROIT Principles and Rules of Transnational Civil Procedure
Chicago Lincoln American Inn of Court
• Founding member
• Past President
Chicago Bar Association
• Federal Civil Practice Committee, Past Chair
• International and Foreign law Committee, Past Chair
Seventh Circuit Bar Association, American Jury Project Commission
Illinois State Bar Association
• May Day in Russia and Ukraine Delegation Leader after dissolution of Soviet Union
• Led delegation to Moscow in 1992 for a week of lectures, mock trials and forums on U.S. law and legal institutions
International Network of Boutique Law Firms
• INBLF Past Director
• Chicago Chapter, Founder and Past President
• Lawrence Koltun Memorial Award
Yale Law School Association
• Executive Committee, Past Member
• Illinois Association, Past President
American Bar Association, Litigation and International Sections
U.S. Senator Mark Kirk, Judicial Advisory Board Chair (2010-16)
• Screened and recommended Illinois federal judicial candidates

Community Service
Grant Park Orchestral Association – Director – Summer classical music concerts at Millennium Park in Chicago
Illinois Humanities Council – Past Director – State organization to promote humanities
WTTW Channel 11 (Chicago Public Television) – Past Director
WBEZ Chicago Public Radio Advisory Council – Past Director
Midwest Hospice & Palliative CareCenter (now JourneyCare) – Capital Campaign Director – Program for chronic and end of life care throughout northern Illinois
Sabre Foundation – Past Director – International book donation organization, “humanitarian aid for the mind”
Protestants for the Common Good – Past Director – Faith-based organization for reform and justice issues in region and state
Princeton Club of Chicago – Past President
Kendall College – Past Director – Liberal Arts college
United Way of Wilmette – Past Director

Honors and Recognition
Illinois Super Lawyers, 2005-present
• Ranked among the Top 100 Super Lawyers in Illinois, 2005-present
• Named one of Illinois’ Top 10 Super Lawyers, 2005 and 2013
Leading Lawyers Network, 2003-present
The Best lawyers in America, 2006-present
Princeton University, Arnold Berlin Award for Service to the University