20180215-biss-200x204State Senator Daniel Biss AB '98

First in what we hope to be series of talks with the Illinois Gubernatorial candidates

(This event is in no way an endorsement or fund raiser for this candidate.)
Date: Thursday, February 15, 2018
Time: 5:30 - 7:30 pm
Location: McDermott, Will & Emery

Daniel Biss, AB '98, a former mathematics professor at the University of Chicago, represented the 17th District in the Illinois House before his election in 2012 to the state Senate.

During his term in the House, Biss passed legislation on issues including environmental policy, economic growth, political reform, consumer protection and equal rights. With his common-sense approach, Biss emerged as a leader on fiscal matters and has been the forefront of efforts to address public pension debt in a way that will increase fiscal stability and honor the commitments made to workers.

Building on his mathematical background, Daniel has become the General Assembly's leader on technology policy. He played a pivotal role in passing legislation that supports Illinois' high-tech entrepreneurs by tripling investments in venture capital at no cost to taxpayers, and he passed legislation to protect innovators from unethical "patent trolls."

As a member of the Senate, Biss has focused on retirement security, government efficiency, privacy and technology issues, environmental policy and protecting services for children and individuals with disabilities. He is chairman of the Senate Labor Committee and sits on the Education, Environment and Conservation, Executive Appointments, Human Services, Labor and Revenue committees as well as the Subcommittee on Consequences of Federal Policy.

Biss grew up in Bloomington, Indiana, and moved to Chicago after completing a bachelor's degree at Harvard University and a doctorate in mathematics at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. At the age of 25, he joined the University of Chicago's mathematics faculty.

Click here to read Senator Biss' full bio 

DATE: Thursday, February 15, 2018
TIME: 5:30 pm Registration/Networking with Wine & Cheese Reception
6:00 pm Presentation

LOCATION: McDermott Will & Emery, 444 W. Lake Street, 40th Floor, Chicago 60606
ADVANCE REGISTRATION REQUIRED. Visitors must present a valid photo ID to building security on the plaza level. After checking in with security, please proceed to the 40th floor, the Firm’s main lobby.
Check in on 40th floor, stair access to 41st floor. Please advise in advance if you require elevator access to 41st floor.
PARKING: Recommended parking is at 191 N. Wacker Dr. or 180 N. Franklin.

COST:  HCC Members and their guests: $25/person
              Non-members of the HCC: $45/person

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Thursday, 02/15/18 at 5:30pm - 7:30pm | iCal


McDermott, Will & Emery
444 W. Lake Street 40th Floor
Chicago, IL 60606

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Look Who's Coming:

Ushma Shah
  School District U-46
Judy Thornber
Adam Augustynski
Michele Thorne
Katherine Nardin
Paul Jeffries
Marilynn Rubio
Nancy Felton-Elkins
Steven Buschbach
  Charles River Associates
Daniel Corboy
Jesse Reising
Gay Johnson
Tripti Kataria
Harley Grant
William Eberle
Vesna Neskow
Jordanka Lazarevic
Lana Plecas
Adele Simmons
John Morrison
Jonah Dally
  DePaul University
Karen Lehman
Jeanie Barnett
Hanna Stotland
Andrew Rubinberg
Kevin McCarron
Jacqueline Waldstein
Rosalie Round
Janice Goldstein
Craig McCrohon
Philip Chor
Danielle Cupps
  Kinzie Capital
Suzanne Yoon
  Kinzie Capital
Colleen Egan
  Clarity Partners
Clint Thacker
William Komaiko
... a total of 45 guests.
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