Jesse Ruiz, Drinker Biddle & Reath LLP
Jesse H. Ruiz is a partner in the firm’s Corporate and Securities Group, serves as the firm’s Marketing Partner, and is a member of the firm’s Client Service Committee. Additionally, Jesse serves as the relationship partner for a major firm client and supervises and manages all aspects of the firm’s legal services, including those in contract, corporate, compliance, customs & trade, environmental, labor & employment, intellectual property, land use & zoning, litigation, real estate and regulatory matters.
Prior to joining the firm, Jesse was a management consultant with the international consulting firm of Booz Allen & Hamilton, Inc. Prior to attending law school, he was also a member of the sales departments of Inland Steel Company and Ryerson Coil Processing Company.
Before accepting the Mayor’s appointment to the Chicago Board of Education, Jesse served as chairman of the Illinois State Board of Education from September 2004 to May 2011. He is past president of the Hispanic Lawyers Association of Illinois and Past Chairman of the Hispanic Lawyers Scholarship Fund of Illinois. He is also Past Chairman of the Chicago Committee on Minorities in Large Law Firms. He has taught corporate law as an Adjunct Professor of Corporate Law at John Marshall Law School. He also serves on several other civic and charitable boards and committees. Since 2006, Jesse has served as a member of the board of directors of Commonwealth Edison, an Exelon Company.
Jesse received his J.D. from The University of Chicago Law School, where he served as an editor of the University of Chicago Law School Roundtable, and his Bachelor of Arts degree in economics from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.