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John M. Peterson - Chicago, IL

125 South Wacker DriveSuite 2310 Chicago, IL 60606

Updated: 05/10/2022

Chicago Trade and Professional Associations Lawyer

Overview

JOHN M. PETERSON is engaged in the representation of not-for-profit and related organizations, and those in the travel, tourism, hospitality, incentive and meetings industry. John is a former Regional Director of the Federal Trade Commission, a former Chair of the Chicago Bar Association Trade and Professional Association Law Committee, and a former Chair of the Illinois State Bar Association Antitrust Law Section Council...

JOHN M. PETERSON is engaged in the representation of not-for-profit and related organizations, and those in the travel, tourism, hospitality, incentive and meetings industry. John is a former Regional Director of the Federal Trade Commission, a former Chair of the Chicago Bar Association Trade and Professional Association Law Committee, and a former Chair of the Illinois State Bar Association Antitrust Law Section Council. John advises in the areas of antitrust and trade regulation, as well as other matters affecting trade associations and professional societies. John graduated with honors from The John Marshall Law School, where he was a member of the Law Review. John is admitted to practice before the Supreme Court of Illinois; the Trial Bar of the United States District Court, Northern District of Illinois, District of Colorado, and Eastern District of Michigan; and the Ninth and Tenth Circuit Courts of Appeals. John currently serves on the ASAE Legal Section Council.

About John M. Peterson

Practice Areas

  • Trade and Professional Associations 75%
  • Antitrust 15%
  • Contracts 5%
  • Trade Regulation 5%

Qualifications

Bar Admissions

  • Illinois, 1974
  • U.S. District Court Northern District of Illinois Trial Bar, 1974
  • U.S. District Court District of Colorado, 1997
  • U.S. District Court Eastern District of Michigan, 1998
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 9th Circuit, 2003
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 10th Circuit, 1998

Other Affiliations

  • American Bar Association, 1974 - Present
  • Chicago Bar Association, 1987 - Present
  • Illinois State Bar Association, 1974 - Present (Chair Antitrust Law Section Council)
  • American Society of Association Executives (Legal Section Council, Member)

Pro Bono Activities

  • Chair of McGaw YMCA, 2007 - 2009
  • Board Member of McGaw YMCA, 2002 - 2009
  • Committee Memberships, Association Forum of Chicagoland, 1996 - 2007
  • Board Member, Secretary, Senior Connection, 2012 - Present

Past Positions

  • Federal Trade Commission, Regional Director, 1986 - 1987
  • Federal Trade Commission, Attorney, 1974 - 1987
  • Federal Trade Commission, Assistant Regional Director, 1979 - 1986

Education

  • The John Marshall Law School, Chicago, Illinois, 1974
    J.D.
    Honors: With Honors
    Law Review: John Marshall Journal of Practice and Procedure, Member, 1973 - 1974
  • Northern Illinois University, DeKalb, Illinois, 1969
    B.S.
    Major: Journalism

Fraternities and Sororities

  • Alpha Phi Gamma
  • Sigma Delta Chi

Fees

Accepts Credit Cards

Office Information

Address

125 South Wacker DriveSuite 2310 Chicago, IL 60606

Fax

  • 312-372-6685

Achievements

Honors

  • FTC Award for Excellence in Supervision, 1985
  • FTC Award for Superior Service, 1982
  • FTC Award for Superior Service, 1987

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