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Michael A. Scodro

Michael A. Scodro is a partner in the appellate and supreme court practice group at Jenner & Block LLP.  From 2007 to 2014, he served as the Illinois Solicitor General, in which capacity he oversaw the civil and criminal appeals divisions of the Attorney General’s Office.  Mr. Scodro has argued in the U.S. Supreme Court, Illinois Supreme Court, U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit, and Illinois Appellate Court.  He graduated summa cum laude from Dartmouth College and from Yale Law School, after which he served as a law clerk to the Honorable Jose A. Cabranes of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit and the Honorable Sandra Day O’Connor of the U.S. Supreme Court. Before joining the Illinois Attorney General’s Office, Mr. Scodro spent several years in the appellate group at Mayer Brown LLP, and then as an Associate Professor of Law at Chicago-Kent College of Law.  He was elected to membership in the American Law Institute in 2009, and he served on the Special Supreme Court Committee on Illinois Evidence, which drafted the recently adopted Illinois Rules of Evidence.