Wayne W. Whalen

Wayne W. Whalen

NMAH Board Member; Of Counsel, Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP

Wayne W. Whalen is currently Of Counsel at Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP in Chicago, IL. He was a Partner for over 30 years. He is involved in the firm’s corporate, financial and business practice. He has counseled, completed transactions and litigated on behalf of businesses, boards of directors, financial institutions, utilities and governments. Mr. Whalen was an elected delegate and chairman of the drafting committee of the Constitutional Convention that wrote the Illinois Constitution of 1970. In a 1984 poll of lawyers by the Chicago Business Digest, he was named one of the 10 best corporate lawyers in the city. He has been selected for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America and Crain’s Chicago’s Who’s Who, where he is one of 30 leaders (only two lawyers) who have been on the list for 20 years. Mr. Whalen is a member of The American Law Institute. He was one of four lawyer appointees by the Illinois Supreme Court to its Blue Ribbon Committee, which reviewed and recommended a detailed revision of the court’s procedures for supervising and disciplining Illinois lawyers. Mr. Whalen also is the board chair of the Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library Foundation and a member of the boards of the Stevenson Center and the United States Air Force Academy Endowment.