Crain’s Chicago Business reported on April 18, 2017, that NAFUSA member Anton “Tony” Valukas has stepped down as the chairman of Jenner & Block. Valukas has served as chairman since 2007. He will remain with Jenner as a senior partner.
Valukas served as the United States Attorney for the Northern District of Illinois from 1985 to 1989. He has also served as the Justice Department appointed examiner of the downfall of Lehman Brothers Holdings Inc., and represented the bankrupt assets of GM during the SEC investigation of the company’s pension accounting. In 2014, he issued his report of his internal investigation of General Motors regarding the failure of the company to fix a deadly safety defect, which was alleged to have led to at least 13 deaths.
He is a Fellow of the American College of TrIal Lawyers. He has been an instructor at the John Marshall School of Law and an Adjunct Professor of Law at Northwestern University School of Law. He is a graduate of Northwestern School of Law.