December 11, 2017In the News

Leon honored in Crain's "Most Influential Minority Lawyers in Chicago"

Crain's Custom Media

Partner Jorge Leon was included among Crain’s Custom Media's 2017 list of the “Most Influential Minority Lawyers in Chicago.”

"Jorge M. Leon is a benefits lawyer whose clients include a global spirits distiller, a large Chicago medical institution, an international insurer, metals and consumer goods manufacturers, and Illinois' largest municipality. His counsel impacts the retirement security of over 70,000 individuals. In the last 18 months, he handled transactions worth over $500 million, defended a complicated IRS audit in an emerging area where he advanced new tax theories and interpretations that reached the national IRS office and that are influencing the development of tax policy, created a unique private healthcare exchange and ensured compliance for plans holding approximately $7 billion. In this period, he became the firm's Diversity & Inclusion Committee chair. Leon is a Gads Hill Center board member (119-year old nonprofit serving Chicago's Hispanic community), Economic Club of Chicago member, and was named a top Latino lawyer nationally by Latino Lawyers Magazine."

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