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David H. Hoffman

David H. Hoffman

David H. Hoffman is a partner at the law firm Sidley Austin.  His practice focuses on complex civil litigation at the trial and appellate level and the representation of Boards of Directors in internal and governmental investigations.  Before joining Sidley in 2011, Mr. Hoffman worked in public service, including serving as Inspector General for the City of Chicago (2005-09), an Assistant U.S. Attorney and Deputy Chief with the U.S. Attorney’s Office in Chicago (1998-2005), and Press Secretary and Legislative Assistant to Senator David Boren (D-OK) (1990-92).  He was appointed by Illinois Governor Pat Quinn to serve as a Commissioner on the Illinois Reform Commission (2009) and by Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel to serve as a Director of the Chicago Infrastructure Trust (2012-14), and has served since 2012 as a member of the Audit Committee of the Board of Directors of the U.S. Legal Services Corporation, the federal entity that provides funding to legal aid clinics.  Recent not-for-profit positions include Co-Chair of the Civil Rights Executive Committee of the Anti-Defamation League, Midwest Chapter, member of the Board of Advisors of the American Constitution Society’s Chicago Lawyer Chapter, and Director of the Better Government Association, where he remains a Life Trustee. Mr. Hoffman was the runner up in the Illinois Democratic primary for the United States Senate in 2010 after being endorsed by all the major daily newspapers in Illinois.  He is a graduate of Yale University and the University of Chicago Law School where he was Articles Editor of the Law Review, a Patino Fellow, President of the Law School Democrats, and recipient of the University President’s Award for Volunteer Service.  After law school, Mr. Hoffman served as a law clerk for Judge Dennis G. Jacobs of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit and Chief Justice William H. Rehnquist of the U.S. Supreme Court.  He has been a Lecturer in Law at the University of Chicago Law School since 2010 and is the co-author of Public Corruption and the Law (West 2016), the first law school textbook on the subject.  (Chicago, IL)