James M. Neis

Partner at Winston & Strawn LLP

James M. Neis

James M. Neis

Partner at Winston & Strawn LLP

Biography

(James Neis is with Winston & Strawn LLP)
James M. Neis, Partner
Jim Neis served as managing partner of Winston & Strawn LLP from 1993 to 2006. He is a member of the firm’s corporate practice group. He joined the firm in April 1977 and was elected to the partnership in 1980.

Mr. Neis advises a variety of financial, commercial, and manufacturing enterprises in connection with business law matters and mergers and acquisitions.


Activities

Mr. Neis served as managing partner of Winston & Strawn from 1993 to 2006. He is a member of the firm’s Operations Committee and Diversity Committee, Chairperson of its Retirement Plan and Pension Plan committees, and a director of the Winston & Strawn Foundation.

Mr. Neis is also a member of the board of directors of the Lincoln Park Zoological Society and the Attorneys’ Liability Assurance Society, Ltd. (Bermuda). Mr. Neis was a founding director of The Children at the Crossroads Foundation, the supporting organization to Frances Xavier Warde School; he served as a director of the Chicago Central Area Committee, St. Patrick High School, and Steppenwolf Theatre Company. He was an adjunct professor of law at DePaul University Law School, as well as a member of its Dean’s Advisory Council.


Education

Mr. Neis received a B.A. from DePaul University in 1969 and a J.D. from DePaul University College of Law in 1973.

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Global Co-Chair, Litigation at Winston & Strawn LLP

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Chair, Complex Commercial Litigation Practice at Winston & Strawn LLP

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Chair, Energy, Project Development & Project Finance Practice at Winston & Strawn LLP

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Chair, Summer Program at Winston & Strawn LLP

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Partner at Winston & Strawn LLP

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Education
JD
Class of 1973

DePaul University College of Law challenges and enlightens students by placing the highest priority on innovative programs of instruction that include both traditional classroom theory and professional skills training

B.A.
Class of 1969

DePaul, in common with all universities, is dedicated to teaching, research, and public service. However, in pursuing its own distinctive purposes, among these three fundamental responsibilities this university places highest priority on programs of instruction and learning. All curricula emphasize skills and attitudes that educate students to be lifelong, independent learners. DePaul provides sufficient diversity in curricular offerings, personal advisement, student services, and extracurricular activities to serve students who vary in age, ability, experience, and career interests. Full-time and part-time students are accorded equivalent service and are held to the same academic standards.

Career History
Partner
1977 - Current

Winston & Strawn LLP provides legal services. The company's practice areas include antitrust & trade regulations, employment & labor relations, intellectual property, taxation & trusts, and estates. It was founded in 1853 and is headquartered in Chicago, IL.

Boards & Committees
Member, Operations Committee
Current

Winston & Strawn LLP provides legal services. The company's practice areas include antitrust & trade regulations, employment & labor relations, intellectual property, taxation & trusts, and estates. It was founded in 1853 and is headquartered in Chicago, IL.

Director
Current
Member, Board of Trustees
Current

Lincoln Park Zoo owns and operates a zoological park. It offers services for individual, schools and organization and other different kinds of commercial companies. The company was founded in 1868 and is headquartered in Chicago, IL.

Member, Board of Directors
Prior - 2016

In October 1979, 35 law firms pooled $1 million in capital to found Attorneys' Liability Assurance Society (Bermuda) Ltd. (ALAS Ltd.), a mutual insurance company located in Bermuda and owned entirely by its insured member firms. Its wholly owned subsidiary, Attorneys' Liability Assurance Society, Inc., A Risk Retention Group (ALAS, Inc.), domiciled in Vermont, with its principal office in Chicago, Illinois, was formed in 1987 to act as the primary insurance company, providing direct underwriting, policy issuance, member relations, claims management, and loss prevention services to the ALAS Ltd. membership. On November 30, 2013, ALAS (Bermuda) Ltd. discontinued as a Bermuda company and redomiciled to Vermont as a Vermont captive insurance company. Upon redomiciliation, the company’s name changed to “Attorneys’ Liability Assurance Society Ltd.,” and the company is referred to as “ALAS Ltd.” on this Web site.

Member, Dean's Advisory Council
Prior

DePaul University College of Law challenges and enlightens students by placing the highest priority on innovative programs of instruction that include both traditional classroom theory and professional skills training

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$15K - $25K
2019

Lincoln Park Zoo owns and operates a zoological park. It offers services for individual, schools and organization and other different kinds of commercial companies. The company was founded in 1868 and is headquartered in Chicago, IL.

$10K - $15K
2018

Lincoln Park Zoo owns and operates a zoological park. It offers services for individual, schools and organization and other different kinds of commercial companies. The company was founded in 1868 and is headquartered in Chicago, IL.

$10K - $15K
2015

Lincoln Park Zoo owns and operates a zoological park. It offers services for individual, schools and organization and other different kinds of commercial companies. The company was founded in 1868 and is headquartered in Chicago, IL.

Political Donations
$500
2008
$500
2007

Chief Justice at Supreme Court of Illinois

$1,000
2005

Representative from the 97th District at Illinois House of Representatives

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