Judicial Proceedings Panel

Ms. Jill Wine-Banks

Jill Wine-Banks has a background as a corporate executive in manufacturing and telecom and as an attorney and not-for-profit and government leader. Ms. Wine-Banks started her career at the Department of Justice prosecuting organized crime and labor racketeering cases and then played a crucial role as an assistant special prosecutor investigating and trying the Watergate obstruction of justice case. Ms. Wine-Banks also served as the General Counsel of the United States Army. In this position, Ms. Wine-Banks dealt with environmental, procurement, Panama Canal, intelligence, military justice and political issues, including the integration of women into basic training and WestPoint. After leaving the Pentagon, she was a litigation partner at Jenner and Block, the Solicitor General and Deputy Attorney General of Illinois, and later the Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer of the American Bar Association, the world's largest legal publisher and professional association with almost 400,000 members. That experience led to her becoming a senior corporate executive at Motorola and then Maytag, handling international business development, global operations, alliance creation and management, and government relations in Pakistan, China, Ukraine, Russia, France, Germany, Japan, and Singapore. Recently, Ms. Wine-Banks was head of career and technical education for the Chicago Public Schools and a business consultant. Ms. Wine-Banks is currently writing a book about her life and career, with a special focus on her experiences during Watergate.

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