Michael A. Scodro is a partner in the Supreme Court and Appellate Practice at Mayer Brown LLP in Chicago. Michael previously served as the Illinois Solicitor General, and as an experienced appellate lawyer, has argued dozens of cases in federal and state supreme and appellate courts, including three in the U.S. Supreme Court. He is chair of the Illinois Supreme Court’s Committee on Professional Responsibility, past president of the Seventh Circuit Bar Association, past chair of the ABA’s Council of Appellate Lawyers, and past president of Illinois’ Appellate Lawyers Association. He also was selected for membership in the American Law Institute and American Academy of Appellate Lawyers. After graduating from Yale Law School, Michael served as a law clerk to the Honorable José 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.