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John Ratnaswamy

Rooney Rippie & Ratnaswamy LLP
350 W. Hubbard Street, Suite 600
Chicago, IL  60654

Main Phone: (312) 447-2850

Practice Concentration(s): Administrative Law, Appellate Practice, Energy, Legal Malpractice, Litigation

Office(s): Rooney Rippie & Ratnaswamy LLP, 350 W. Hubbard St., Suite 600, Chicago, Illinois 60654.

License(s): Illinois, Minnesota.

Education and Honors: B.S. and M.A., Communication Studies, with honors, Northwestern University, 1982. J.D., cum laude, Northwestern University School of Law, 1985.

Professional Background: Member of American Bar Association's Commission on Racial and Ethnic Diversity in the Profession, 2009-continuing; ABA House of Delegates, 1999-2006; ABA Standing Committee on Ethics and Professional Responsibility, 2003-2006; ABA Standing Committee on Silver Gavel Awards, 2006-2009. Currently, Board of Directors, AABA - Greater Chicago Area; Advisory Board, IABA - Chicago; Chair, ABA General Practice Solo Small Firm Division Ethics and Professional Responsibility Committee; 2011-continuing. Member Chicago Bar Association, Chicago C

Significant Professional Experience: My primary practice areas are energy regulation (counseling and litigation), commercial litigation, appeals, and legal ethics / professional responsibility. Adjunct Professor of Legal Ethics, Northwestern University School of Law. Author of over 30 published columns on legal ethics. Also author of published articles on energy law, Internet law, and media law.

Public Service/Community Affairs: Member, Hearing Board, Illinois Attorney Registration and Disciplinary Commission. Various volunteer work, such as Amnesty International USA and Lawyers in the Classroom (a pipeline program).

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