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David Hoffman

David Hoffman is a partner at Sidley Austin and served as the Inspector General for the City of Chicago from 2005 through 2009, in charge of an independent office that uncovered corruption, fraud, misconduct, and waste in city government.  In 2009, he also served on the Illinois Reform Commission, a body appointed by the Governor to recommend anti-corruption reforms for Illinois.  In 2010, he ran for the U.S. Senate in Illinois, placing second in the five-person Democratic primary.  From 1998 to 2005, he served as an Assistant United States Attorney in Chicago.  Beginning in 2002, he was a Deputy Chief in the office's Narcotics and Gangs Section, in charge of supervising all gang prosecutions, and beginning in 2003 led the office's anti-gun-violence program, Project Safe Neighborhoods.  He clerked for Chief Justice William H. Rehnquist in October Term 1996, and for Judge Dennis G. Jacobs of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit.  He graduated from the University of Chicago Law School in 1995 with High Honors and was an Articles Editor of the Law Review.  IN law school, he was a Tony Patino Fellow and created the community group Neighbors, for which he received the university's President's Award for Volunteer Service.  From 1990-1992, he worked for Senator David L. Boren (D-OK) as press secretary and legislative assistant.  He graduated from Yale University cum laude with a B.A. in History in 1988, where he was captain of the rugby team.