John R. Schmidt

Partner at Mayer Brown LLP

John R. Schmidt

John R. Schmidt

Partner at Mayer Brown LLP

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2230

Number of Boards

10

Birthday

1943 - Chicago, IL, United States

Age

77

Number of Awards

1

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Former Vice Chairman at Chicago Symphony Orchestra

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Former Vice Chairman at Chicago Symphony Orchestra

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Global Client Relationship Partner at Mayer Brown LLP

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Secretary at Chicago Symphony Orchestra

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President & Chief Executive Officer at Navy Pier, Inc.

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President at Chicago Symphony Orchestra

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Former Partner at Sidley Austin LLP

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Vice Chair at Erikson Institute

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Chairman at Mayer Brown LLP

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John R. Schmidt
Partner at Mayer Brown LLP
Education
JD, cum laude
Class of 1967

Harvard Law School offers an energetic and creative learning environment, a diverse and dedicated faculty—whose expertise spans a broad array of legal subjects—and a student body that comes from every state in the U.S. and more than 70 countries around the world. Approximately 1,900 students attend HLS each year: 1,680 J.D. students, 160 LL.M. students, and 50 S.J.D. candidates. The faculty includes more than 100 full-time professors and more than 150 visiting professors, lecturers on law, and instructors. The curriculum features more than 260 courses and seminars that cover a broad range of traditional and emerging legal fields. A Harvard Law education prepares students for success in law practice, business, public service, teaching, and more. Most HLS students are pursuing a J.D. (Juris Doctor) degree, while many others are earning an LL.M. (Master of Laws) or the S.J.D. (Doctor of Juridical Science). Harvard Law School also offers many joint degree programs, coordinated programs, and concurrent degree opportunities with other schools within Harvard University. The Law School community is also home to numerous research programs and engaging publications, including books, scholarly periodicals, newsletters, and a weekly student newspaper.

BA, magna cum laude
Class of 1964

The oldest corporation in the Western Hemisphere is the Harvard Corporation, known formally as the President and Fellows of Harvard College. It is the smaller of Harvard’s two governing boards; the other is the Board of Overseers. Following are the members of the Harvard Corporation.

Memberships
Editor
Prior

The Harvard Law Review is a student-run organization whose primary purpose is to publish a journal of legal scholarship. The Review comes out monthly from November through June and has roughly 2000 pages per volume. The organization is formally independent of the Harvard Law School. Student editors make all editorial and organizational decisions and, together with a professional business staff of three, carry out day-to-day operations.

President
Prior

The Chicago Council of Lawyers is a non-partisan public interest bar association that is dedicated to improving the quality of justice in the legal system by advocating for fair and efficient administration of justice. The Chicago Council of Lawyers works for effectiveness, accountability and equity in the law so that everyone has an equal chance for justice.

Career History
Partner
1998 - Current

Mayer Brown LLP provides legal services in areas of banking and finance; corporate and securities; litigation and dispute resolution; antitrust and competition; U.S. Supreme Court and appellate matters; employment and benefits; environmental; financial services regulatory and enforcement; government and global trade; intellectual property; real estate; tax; restructuring, bankruptcy and insolvency; and wealth management. The company was founded in 1881 and is headquartered in Chicago, IL.

Associate Attorney General
1994 - 1997

The Department of Justice enforces the law and defends the interests of the United States according to the law; ensures public safety against threats foreign and domestic; provides federal leadership in preventing and controlling crime; seeks just punishment for those guilty of unlawful behavior; and ensures fair and impartial administration of justice for all Americans.

Ambassador to General Agreement on Tariffs & Trade
1993 - 1994

The United States Department of State, often referred to as the State Department, is the United States federal executive department responsible for international relations of the United States. The Department was created in 1789 and was the first executive department established.

Boards & Committees
Life Trustee
Current

The Chicago Symphony Orchestra (CSO) was founded by Theodore Thomas in 1891. The ensemble makes its home at Orchestra Hall in Chicago and plays a summer season at the Ravinia Festival. The music director is Riccardo Muti, who began his tenure in 2010. The CSO is one of five American orchestras commonly referred to as the "Big Five".

Political Donations
$250
2010

Former Senate Majority Leader at Illinois State Senate

$250
2010

Representative from Illinois's 5th Congressional District

$250
2009

Board Member at Beyond Shelter, Inc.

Political Donations Received
Awards & Honors
1997
US Department of Justice - Edmund J. Randolph Award
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