Jenner & Block



  • Albert E. Jenner, Jr. Pro Bono Award - 2014
  • Burton Awards for Legal Achievement
    “2013 Distinguished Legal Writing Award” for article "Toward a More Critical Application of Daubert in Criminal Cases: Fingerprint Opinion Testimony After the National Academy of Sciences Report" (October, 2012; Bloomberg BNA Expert Evidence Report)
  • Chaired Jenner & Block’s Pro Bono Program (2009-2013); program ranked first in the nation by The American Lawyer during three of those four years.  Oversaw the expansion of the firm’s relationship with Cook County courts on pro bono matters and upgraded the firm’s internal pro bono training.
  • Chicago Bar Foundation and Chicago Bar Association
    Edward J. Lewis II Pro Bono Service Award - 2015
  • Hispanic National Bar Association
    Pro Bono Lawyer of the Year – 2015
  • Illinois Super Lawyer
    White Collar Investigations and Defense, 2010, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2018, 2019
  • Leading Lawyers Network
    Criminal Defense Law: White Collar, 2010-2019
    Commercial Defense Law: White Collar, 2010-2019
    International Business & Trade Law, 2010-2019
  • Northwestern University School of Law
    Distinguished Alumnus Award, 2012, Student Funded Public Interest Fellowships
  • U.S. Department of Justice, Environment and Natural Resources Division
    Certificate of Commendation,  2003


  • Coordinated Advice and Referral Program for Legal Services
    Board of Directors, 2007-2013
  • Mexican American Legal Defense and Educational Fund (MALDEF)
    National Board of Directors, 2016


  • Northwestern University School of Law, Introduction to Trial Advocacy
    Member, Adjunct Faculty, 2010-present
  • Northwestern University, Medill School of Journalism
    Member, Adjunct Faculty, 1991-1993
  • Northwestern University
    Instructor, National High School Institute, Journalism Division, 1990

Service to the Bar

  • American Bar Association
    Commissioner, ABA Commission on Youth at Risk
  • Chicago Bar Association
  • Illinois State Bar Association
  • Chicago Council of Lawyers
    President, 2010-2012
    Member, Board of Directors - 1996-1997, 2007-2010
  • Federal Defender Panel, Northern District of Illinois
    Member, 2009-present
    Hispanic Lawyers Association of Illinois
  • U.S. District Court, Northern District of Illinois
    Pro Bono Advisory Committee, 2014