Lisa Madigan

Lisa Madigan

Lecturer in Law

Lisa Madigan is the longest serving Attorney General in Illinois history. Recognized for her activism and integrity, Madigan established a national reputation as a powerful advocate and fearless reformer.

During her tenure, Madigan professionalized the Attorney General’s Office, increased enforcement, and generated over $14 billion for the state, including nearly $4 billion for Illinois homeowners, communities, and pensions to recover from financial fraud and discriminatory lending at the heart of the mortgage crisis.

Madigan had more than 150 bills signed into law, including groundbreaking laws to protect consumers from predatory lending, ensure citizen access to government meetings and records, strengthen the rights of sexual assault victims, provide access to health care, safeguard the environment, protect nursing home residents from abuse and children from exploitation online, and strengthen the rights of workers and veterans.

Madigan successfully argued before the U.S. Supreme Court and frequently testified before Congress on mortgage and student lending, privacy and data security, sexual assault, public utilities, employment discrimination, and product safety.

Previously, Madigan was an Illinois Senator, a litigator, an assistant dean, and volunteer teacher in South Africa during apartheid. She earned a bachelor’s degree from Georgetown University and J.D. from Loyola University Chicago.

Madigan joined Kirkland & Ellis LLP’s Chicago office as a litigation partner in 2019 after her career in public service. She has a broad practice which is focused on state and federal level investigations and regulatory work, internal investigations, crisis management and litigation.