July 02, 2012

Jenner & Block Partner John R. Storino has been named a 2013 Fellow of Leadership Greater Chicago, a nonprofit organization whose purpose is to nurture a new generation of leaders for the Chicago area. 

Each year, 35 of the city’s most promising young men and women are chosen for this honor and selection is based on "a capacity for leadership in their chosen careers," "a likelihood of achieving positions of substantial responsibility" and "a record of civic activity." 

The organization was founded in 1983 by prominent civic leaders and the first Fellows class was nominated in 1984.  The program brings together a diverse group of people with multiple perspectives and builds relationships based on trust and understanding.  Since its first class of Fellows, LGC has competitively selected more than 850 men and women of many races and ethnicities from throughout greater Chicago.

As a Fellow, Mr. Storino will participate in an intensive 10-month program to study key challenges and issues facing the Chicago region, including global challenges, education, race and ethnic relations, health care, housing, crime and violence, and philanthropy and volunteerism.  Fellows meet with more than 75 civic and community leaders from grassroots organizations to the highest echelons of government, visit neighborhoods and institutions across the city, and participate in cultural events.  It is an unparalleled opportunity for in-depth learning about complex urban issues and becoming part of a diverse network of leaders working to make a difference.

Mr. Storino is a partner in the Firm’s Litigation Department and a member of the Firm’s Professional Responsibility, Real Estate and Construction Litigation and Labor and Employment Practices.  He is also a member of the Firm’s Hiring Committee.  He has experience in issues ranging from breach of contract, civil rights litigation and election law to insurance coverage, pension fund litigation, product liability and employment disputes.  Mr. Storino represents lawyers and law firms in professional responsibility matters, including malpractice litigation, conducting internal investigations at law firms and representing attorneys before disciplinary agencies.  He also represents owners, developers, subcontractors and engineers in a variety of construction law actions and counsels them regarding general business practices.

Mr. Storino is Chair of the Chicago Bar Association Attorney Malpractice Committee and he routinely lectures on professional responsibility matters.  He has written and lectured on construction law and real estate issues, as well as election redistricting issues.  Mr. Storino maintains an active pro bono practice and is also active in national, state and local politics.