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Sam Skinner  

Former Secretary of Transportation

Former Transportation Secretary Samuel K. Skinner chairs the Chicago government law & policy practice at Greenberg Traurig. He is the retired chairman, president, and CEO of USF Corporation, one of the nation's leading transportation and logistics companies. From 1993 to 1998, he served as president of Commonwealth Edison Company and its holding company Unicom Corporation (now Exelon), one of the country's largest utilities. Prior to joining Commonwealth Edison, he served as chief of staff to President George H. W. Bush and as Secretary of Transportation for three years. Skinner has spent more than 50 years in the legal profession. In 1975, President Gerald R. Ford appointed him the United States Attorney for the Northern District of Illinois, and he was also was in private practice at two large Chicago law firms where he held positions of leadership. As of counsel to Greenberg Traurig, he consults with clients in a variety of areas, including strategizing on complex litigation matters, state and federal regulatory matters, governmental matters, transportation issues, and corporate governance.


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