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Chambers Lunch with Hon. Thomas M. Durkin, United States District Judge
Friday, May 15, 2015
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
An opportunity for practitioners and students to enjoy lunch in a close setting with Judge Durkin.
At Judge Durkin’s request, attorneys who are currently appearing before him in an active matter are asked not to attend this event.
Hon. Thomas M. Durkin
Thomas M. Durkin became a United States District Judge for the Northern District of Illinois on January 14, 2013, having been nominated by President Barack Obama on May 21, 2012. Judge Durkin received a JD degree with honors from DePaul University College of Law in 1978 and a BS degree in accounting with honors from the University of Illinois in 1975.
Following graduation from DePaul University, Judge Durkin served as a law clerk to the Honorable Stanley J. Roszkowski of the United States District Court for the Northern District of Illinois from 1978 to 1980. After his clerkship, Judge Durkin served as an Assistant United States Attorney in Chicago from 1980 to 1993, where he held positions as First Assistant US Attorney, Chief of the Special Prosecutions Division, Chief of the Criminal Receiving and Appellate Division, and Deputy Chief of the Special Prosecutions Division. Before taking the bench, Judge Durkin was a partner in the law firm of Mayer Brown LLP from 1993 to 2013, specializing in complex commercial litigation and white collar criminal defense.