Wayne W. Whalen
Wayne W. Whalen is a partner of Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher, & Flom LLP. He is involved in the firm's corporate, financial and business practice. He has counseled, completed transactions and litigated on behalf of businesses, boards of directors, financial institutions, utilities and governments.
Mr. Whalen was an elected delegate and chairman of the drafting committee of the Constitutional Convention that wrote the Illinois Constitution of 1970. In a 1984 poll of lawyers by the Chicago Business Digest, he was named one of the 10 best corporate lawyers in the city. More recently, Crain’s Chicago's Who's Who cited Mr. Whalen as one of 30 leaders, which included two lawyers, who have been on its list every year since the list's inception 20 years ago.
Mr. Whalen was one of four lawyer appointees by the Illinois Supreme Court to its Blue Ribbon Committee, which reviewed and recommended a detailed revision of the court’s procedures for supervising and disciplining Illinois lawyers.
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