Gerald A. Cassioppi, Esq.
As an attorney and CPA, Gerry Cassioppi has had an extensive business law practice with law firms and as in-house General Counsel during his 30-year professional career in Chicago and the Chicago-area.
Gerry has held leadership positions and provided legal counsel to a wide range of businesses, including Fortune 100 Companies and privately-held businesses, regarding a variety of corporate governance, transactional, executive, and employment matters.
Upon graduation from law school, Gerry was an associate with McDermott Will & Emery, practicing in the areas of employment law, employee benefits, ERISA and executive compensation. He then served as Corporate Counsel and Assistant Corporate Secretary with The Quaker Oats Company Law Department at its Chicago headquarters, providing significant counsel with respect to its senior executives, Board of Directors, shareholder matters, commercial transactions, employee benefits, employment law, and government relations.
Gerry has also held the executive position of General Counsel for both United Asset Coverage, Inc., ranked 24th on Inc. magazine’s 500 Fastest Growing Private Companies and most recently for Reveal USA, Inc., an international technology consulting business.
Combining his passion for sports with his legal training, Gerry supports local sports-related clients in various legal and administrative capacities, including the DuPage County Hounds of the Midwest League, the DuPage Drones of the Prospect League, the College Conference of Illinois & Wisconsin (D-III), the Northern Illinois University Athletic Department, Ace Tennis Academy, North Central College, and the Naperville Park District. He has also attended and spoken at the Marquette Law School Sports Law Institute regarding sports law contracts.
Gerry received both his undergraduate degree in accounting, with honors, and his law degree from the University of the Illinois, Champaign-Urbana. His own continuing legal education includes completing the Harvard/MIT Law and Business Course on Negotiating for Senior Executives and executive media training at The Quaker Oats Company.
Gerry has long been very active in professional, community and government leadership roles, having served as President, General Counsel and Chair of the Business Law Committee for the DuPage County Bar Association, as a member of the Naperville District 203 School Board, and as Chair of the DuPage County Ethics Commission. He was also named DuPage County Bar Association Lawyer of the Year for 2012-2013.
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