David J. Chizewer

Founder at Chicago International Charter School

David J. Chizewer

David J. Chizewer

Founder at Chicago International Charter School

Biography

David Chizewer

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David Chizewer is a principal in the Litigation Group of Goldberg Kohn. He is a nationally recognized trial lawyer and has been featured in the National Law Journal’s list of 10 of the nation’s top litigators. He has been named Trial Lawyer of the Year by the Public Justice Foundation and was separately a runner-up for that same award. He has also been named Lawyer of the Year by the Taxpayers Against Fraud Education Fund, and has received the Award for Excellence in Pro Bono Service by the Federal Court in Chicago on two separate occasions.

Mr. Chizewer served as co-lead trial counsel in two widely acclaimed cases. He was co-lead trial counsel for Plaintiffs, and obtained the largest verdict and judgment in the history of the federal False Claim Act ($334 million), in the case captioned, United States of America ex rel. Cleveland A. Tyson, et al. v. Amerigroup Corporation, et al. Mr. Chizewer was also co-lead trial counsel for a class of 600,000 children on Medicaid against the State of Illinois in the federal case captioned, Memisovski, et al. v. Patla, obtaining some of the most sweeping reforms ever to a state Medicaid program. Mr. Chizewer's false claims act cases have returned more than a half billion dollars to government treasuries.

Mr. Chizewer received his law degree from the University of Chicago in 1991 and his B.A. in economics, magna cum laude, from Pomona College in 1988. He was elected a member of Phi Beta Kappa.

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Career Highlights

Illinois Network of Charter Schools
Chicago International Charter School

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192

Number of Boards

3

Number of Awards

1

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Director at Noble Network of Charter Schools

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Former Chief Executive Officer at Chicago International Charter School

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Partner, Business Assurance Practice at PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP

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Chief Executive Officer at New Schools for Chicago

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Former Chief Executive Officer at Chicago International Charter School

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Director at Illinois Network of Charter Schools

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Treasurer at Illinois Network of Charter Schools

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Former Chief Financial Officer & Secretary at Morningstar, Inc.

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President & Chief Executive Officer at Frank Consolidated Enterprises, Inc.

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Partner at Laner Muchin Ltd.

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Managing Attorney at Earthjustice

Earthjustice Legal Defense Fund provides environmental legal services. Its services help to preserve magnificent places and wildlife, to advance clean energy, and to combat climate change. The company was founded in 1971 and is headquartered in San Francisco, CA.

Education
Law Degree
Class of 1991

University of Chicago Law School is the graduate school of law at the University of Chicago. It was founded in 1902 by a coalition of donors led by John D. Rockefeller, and is consistently one of the highest-rated law schools in the United States. The U.S. News & World Report ranks it fourth among U.S. law schools, and it is noted particularly for its influence on the economic analysis of law.

B.A. in Economics, magna cum laude, Phi Beta Kappa
Class of 1988

Pomona College offers curriculum in the arts, humanities, social sciences and natural sciences. It was founded in 1887 and it is headquartered in Claremont, CA

Memberships
Fellow
2003 - 2004

Leadership Greater Chicago (LGC) is a nonprofit civic leadership organization founded in 1983 that has more than 900 alumni today. Approximately 35 individuals from diverse backgrounds participate in the Fellows Program annually, representing business, civic, nonprofit and government sectors. The Fellows Program provides a foundation for a lifelong commitment to civic engagement by creating awareness of key issues facing the Chicago region and challenges leaders to bring about positive change in the community.

Career History
Principal
Current

Goldberg Kohn Bell Black Rosenbloom & Moritz Ltd. is an American private company located in Chicago, IL, that provides legal services.

Founder
2002 - Current

THE ILLINOIS NETWORK OF CHARTER SCHOOLS (INCS) ADVOCATES FOR THE IMPROVEMENT OF PUBLIC EDUCATION BY LEVERAGING THE CHARTER SCHOOL MODEL AS A CATALYST TO TRANSFORM LIVES AND COMMUNITIES.

Founder
1997 - Current

Chicago International Charter School (CICS) is a charter school with 14 campuses in Chicago, Illinois. CICS has a student population composed of 96% ethnic minorities. Of the population, 66% are African American, 25% are Hispanic, 4% are Caucasian, 2% are Asian/Pacific Islander and 1% are multi-racial, with 86% coming from low income households.

Boards & Committees
Member, Board of Directors
Current

Chicago International Charter School (CICS) is a charter school with 14 campuses in Chicago, Illinois. CICS has a student population composed of 96% ethnic minorities. Of the population, 66% are African American, 25% are Hispanic, 4% are Caucasian, 2% are Asian/Pacific Islander and 1% are multi-racial, with 86% coming from low income households.

Director
Current

THE ILLINOIS NETWORK OF CHARTER SCHOOLS (INCS) ADVOCATES FOR THE IMPROVEMENT OF PUBLIC EDUCATION BY LEVERAGING THE CHARTER SCHOOL MODEL AS A CATALYST TO TRANSFORM LIVES AND COMMUNITIES.

Board Member
Tenure Unconfirmed

ACT's mission is to provide a college-preparatory education to historically underserved urban youth empowering them to take their place in society as competent, confident, creative, and compassionate citizens of the world. We envision a society in which all children, regardless of their neighborhood, race, parents' income or educational level, are afforded equitable educational opportunities.

Non-Profit Donations & Grants

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$25K - $50K
2018

TO ADVANCE LAWS AND POLICIES TO IMPROVE THE LIVES AND OPPORTUNITIES OF PEOPLE LIVING IN POVERTY.

$25K - $50K
2017

TO ADVANCE LAWS AND POLICIES TO IMPROVE THE LIVES AND OPPORTUNITIES OF PEOPLE LIVING IN POVERTY.

$9,125 +
2015

Chicago International Charter School (CICS) is a charter school with 14 campuses in Chicago, Illinois. CICS has a student population composed of 96% ethnic minorities. Of the population, 66% are African American, 25% are Hispanic, 4% are Caucasian, 2% are Asian/Pacific Islander and 1% are multi-racial, with 86% coming from low income households.

Political Donations
$250
2012

Representative at Office of the Representative from California's 42nd District, Daniel Lungren

$250
2011

Representative at Office of the Representative from Illinois' 8th District, Raja Krishnamoorthi

$500
2010

Senior Managing Director at Ankura Consulting Group LLC

Awards & Honors
The National Law Journal - Top 10 Litigators in the Country
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