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Jenner & Block Chairman Anton R. Valukas will be the featured speaker at The Lawyers Club of Chicago’s first meeting of the 2010-2011 season on September 27 to be held at The Union League Club of Chicago. Mr. Valukas’s presentation will be given over dinner and is titled, “Perspectives and Lessons Learned from the Lehman Brothers Bankruptcy Examination.” Mr. Valukas, who was the examiner in the Lehman Brothers bankruptcy, will discuss the historical context of the collapse of Lehman Brothers in 2008 and its ramifications for the future.
Mr. Valukas is Chairman of Jenner & Block and is a partner in the Firm’s Litigation Department. A former United States Attorney, Mr. Valukas specializes in major civil and white collar criminal litigation, representing individuals and leading corporations in contested proceedings throughout the nation. Mr. Valukas has been lead counsel in a wide variety of matters relating to government contracts and issues of fraud and compliance. In early 2009, Mr. Valukas was appointed as the Examiner in Lehman Brothers Holdings bankruptcy reputed to be the largest such case in U.S. history.