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Samuel K. Skinner to Receive YMCA of Metro Chicago Leader Award

CHICAGO – Oct. 21, 2019Samuel K. Skinner, of counsel in the Government Law & Policy Practice in the Chicago office of global law firm Greenberg Traurig, LLP, will receive The YMCA of Metro Chicago’s (“Y”) Leader Award at the 6th annual Recognition Dinner on Oct. 24.

The Y’s Recognition Dinner raises awareness and funds for the Y’s life-changing youth and family development programs. The Leader Award recognizes civic leaders who embody the Y’s core values of caring, honesty, respect and responsibility, and who demonstrate a strong commitment to the organization.

Skinner has had a career in both the governmental and private sectors. He is the retired chairman, president, and CEO of USF Corporation, one of the nation's leading transportation and logistics companies. From 1993 to 1998, he served as president of Commonwealth Edison Company and its holding company Unicom Corporation (now Exelon), one of the country's largest utilities. Prior to joining Commonwealth Edison, he served as chief of staff to President George H. W. Bush and as Secretary of Transportation for three years. Skinner has spent more than 50 years in the legal profession. President Gerald R. Ford appointed him the United States Attorney for the Northern District of Illinois, and he was also in private practice at two large Chicago law firms where he held positions of leadership. As of counsel and chair of Greenberg Traurig’s Government Law & Policy practice, Skinner consults with clients in a variety of areas, including strategizing on complex litigation matters, state and federal regulatory matters, governmental matters, transportation issues, and corporate governance.

About Greenberg Traurig’s Chicago Office: Greenberg Traurig's Chicago office strives to be as dynamic and diverse as the city it calls home. Since its inception in 1999, it has grown from three attorneys to more than 160 today. Lawyers in Greenberg Traurig’s Chicago office represent a wide range of clients, from Fortune 500 companies to innovative start-ups, and practice in nearly every major practice area and industry. Offering local knowledge and broad experience, Greenberg Traurig’s Chicago lawyers work with their colleagues in Greenberg Traurig’s other offices in the United States and abroad to help clients achieve their objectives locally, nationally, and globally.

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