Mark E. Ferguson

Founder at Bartlit Beck Herman Palenchar & Scott LLP

Mark E. Ferguson

Mark E. Ferguson

Founder at Bartlit Beck Herman Palenchar & Scott LLP

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Mark E. Ferguson is on the board of Lyric Opera of Chicago.

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Bartlit Beck Herman Palenchar & Scott LLP

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1307

Number of Boards

5

Number of Awards

6

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President & Chief Executive Officer at Lyric Opera of Chicago

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Director & Vice President at Lyric Opera of Chicago

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General Director Emeritus at Lyric Opera of Chicago

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Director, Finance at Lyric Opera of Chicago

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Chief Financial & Administrative Officer at Lyric Opera of Chicago

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Deputy General Director & Chief Operating Officer at Lyric Opera of Chicago

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Lecturer & Director of Corporate Outreach at Northwestern University - Medill School of Journalism

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Founding Partner at Bartlit Beck Herman Palenchar & Scott LLP

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Chairman at Bartlit Beck Herman Palenchar & Scott LLP

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Managing Partner at Bartlit Beck Herman Palenchar & Scott LLP

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Mark E. Ferguson
Founder at Bartlit Beck Herman Palenchar & Scott LLP
Education
JD, magna cum laude, Order of the Coif
Class of 1983

The University of Michigan, founded in 1817, celebrates a long and distinguished history. It was in 1787 that the Northwest Territorial Ordinance provided public land for this and other Midwestern universities and established a tradition of respect for excellence in higher education. Three Native American nations—the Ojibwa (Chippewa), Odawa (Ottawa), and Bodewadini (Potawatomi)—subsequently granted certain lands for use of the University of Michigan and by the end of the 19th century, Michigan was the largest and most generously supported public university in America and already a leader in graduate education. The University of Michigan Law School, one of the oldest law schools in the nation, was founded in 1859. But unlike other highly selective law schools established in that era, admission was never restricted to the privileged. When Gabriel Hargo graduated from the Law School in 1870, Michigan—then the largest law school in the country—became the second American university to confer a law degree on an African American. That same year, Michigan was the first major law school to admit a woman, and in 1871, graduate Sarah Killgore became the first woman with a law degree in the nation to be admitted to the bar; by 1890, Michigan had graduated more women than any other law school. That commitment to access and diversity joined an equally powerful commitment to excellence, which continues to this day.

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Class of 1980

The Medill School of Journalism, Media, Integrated Marketing Communications is a constituent school of Northwestern University which offers both undergraduate and graduate programs. It has consistently been one of the top-ranked schools in Journalism in the United States. Medill received Knight Foundation grant to establish the Knight News Innovation Laboratory in 2011. The Knight Lab is a joint initiative of the Medill and the McCormick School of Engineering at Northwestern, one of the first to combine journalism and computer science.

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Senior Editorial Board
Prior

The Michigan Law Review is an American law review established in 1902, after Gustavus Ohlinger, a student in the Law Department (now the Law School) of the University of Michigan, approached the dean with a proposal for a law journal. The Michigan Law Review was originally intended as a forum in which the faculty of the Law Department could publish its legal scholarship. The faculty resolution creating the Michigan Law Review required every faculty member to submit two articles per year to the new journal.

Career History
Founder
1993 - Current

Bartlit Beck has achieved an unparalleled record of courtroom victories in complex litigation since our founding in 1993. Our success results from an approach to trying cases that is fundamentally different from that of most firms that handle comparable matters.

Partner
Prior - 1993

Kirkland & Ellis LLP provides legal services. The company counsels clients in complex litigation, corporate and tax, intellectual property and restructuring matters. The company was founded in 1909 and is headquartered in Chicago, IL.

Adjunct Professor
Prior

The Northwestern University School of Law is an elite, private American law school in Chicago, Illinois. Located in the North Side's Streeterville, it is one of the twelve constituent schools of Northwestern University. The law school was founded in 1859 as the Union College of Law of the Old University of Chicago. The first law school established in Chicago, it became jointly controlled by Northwestern University in 1873 and fully incorporated into Northwestern in 1891. Northwestern Law is a member of the "T-14" law schools, a prestigious group of 14 schools that have national recognition.

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$1,000 +
2012

Northwestern University is a private institution founded in 1851 to serve the Northwest Territory, an area that now includes the states of Ohio, Indiana, Illinois, Michigan, Wisconsin and parts of Minnesota. In 1853 the founders purchased a 379-acre tract of land on the shore of Lake Michigan 12 miles north of Chicago. They established a campus and developed the land near it, naming the surrounding town Evanston in honor of one of the University's founders, John Evans. After completing its first building, its first building in 1855, Northwestern began classes that fall with two faculty members and 10 students. Northwestern has three campuses and a total of 12 Schools and Colleges (one of which is located in South Florida. Two campuses are located on Lake Michigan, a 240-acre campus in Evanston, the first suburb north of Chicago, and a 25-acre campus in Chicago. One campus is located in Doha, Qatar. Northwestern University combines innovative teaching and pioneering research in a highly collaborative environment that transcends traditional academic boundaries. It provides students and faculty exceptional opportunities for intellectual, personal and professional growth in a setting enhanced by the richness of Chicago.

$1,000 +
2011

Northwestern University is a private institution founded in 1851 to serve the Northwest Territory, an area that now includes the states of Ohio, Indiana, Illinois, Michigan, Wisconsin and parts of Minnesota. In 1853 the founders purchased a 379-acre tract of land on the shore of Lake Michigan 12 miles north of Chicago. They established a campus and developed the land near it, naming the surrounding town Evanston in honor of one of the University's founders, John Evans. After completing its first building, its first building in 1855, Northwestern began classes that fall with two faculty members and 10 students. Northwestern has three campuses and a total of 12 Schools and Colleges (one of which is located in South Florida. Two campuses are located on Lake Michigan, a 240-acre campus in Evanston, the first suburb north of Chicago, and a 25-acre campus in Chicago. One campus is located in Doha, Qatar. Northwestern University combines innovative teaching and pioneering research in a highly collaborative environment that transcends traditional academic boundaries. It provides students and faculty exceptional opportunities for intellectual, personal and professional growth in a setting enhanced by the richness of Chicago.

$1,000 +
2010

Northwestern University is a private institution founded in 1851 to serve the Northwest Territory, an area that now includes the states of Ohio, Indiana, Illinois, Michigan, Wisconsin and parts of Minnesota. In 1853 the founders purchased a 379-acre tract of land on the shore of Lake Michigan 12 miles north of Chicago. They established a campus and developed the land near it, naming the surrounding town Evanston in honor of one of the University's founders, John Evans. After completing its first building, its first building in 1855, Northwestern began classes that fall with two faculty members and 10 students. Northwestern has three campuses and a total of 12 Schools and Colleges (one of which is located in South Florida. Two campuses are located on Lake Michigan, a 240-acre campus in Evanston, the first suburb north of Chicago, and a 25-acre campus in Chicago. One campus is located in Doha, Qatar. Northwestern University combines innovative teaching and pioneering research in a highly collaborative environment that transcends traditional academic boundaries. It provides students and faculty exceptional opportunities for intellectual, personal and professional growth in a setting enhanced by the richness of Chicago.

Political Donations
$2,700
2018

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

$2,700
2018
$5,000
2016

House Majority PAC combines innovative new approaches with time-tested strategies to do battle with Republican outside groups and make a difference. Formed in April 2011, House Majority PAC’s goal was to answer the barrage of GOP outside spending and ensure that never again would groups funded by Karl Rove, the Koch Brothers, Sheldon Adelson and the like be able to drown out Democratic candidates.Shortly after its formation, House Majority PAC helped make support for the Ryan budget a central issue in a special election in a Republican district in upstate New York, ensuring a Democratic upset. Then House Majority PAC swung into action in southern Arizona, helping keep Gabby Giffords’ former Congressional district in Democratic hands. House Majority PAC is committed to building a long-term organization that will continue to take on Republican outside groups in the fight for the House majority.

Awards & Honors
1987
Court Admission: U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois Trial Bar
Admitted to Practice U.S. Court of Appeals, Seventh Circuit
Court Admission: U.S. Court of Appeals, Second Circuit
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