John C. Sciaccotta Installed as President of the Chicago Bar Association


Aronberg Goldgehn partner John C. Sciaccotta was installed as President of the Chicago Bar Association on Thursday, June 27, 2024.

The CBA is Illinois’ second largest bar association with more than 17,000 members. John has been a member since 1988. He was elected as Treasurer in 2021 and subsequently served as Second Vice President (2022-2023) and First Vice President (2023-2024). Prior to that, he served on the Executive Committee, co-founded the Civics Committee and the Business Divorce & Complex Ownership Disputes Committee, and participated in numerous other roles throughout the years.

The focus of John’s bar year is “Leaving a Legacy for the Legal Profession.” His priorities include initiatives like planning for a future Legal History Museum & educational center in Chicago; a national symposium on leadership, negotiations and ADR; a health and wellness program for lawyers and judges; a domestic violence symposium; and a gun violence summit.

John C. Sciaccotta represents publicly and privately held domestic and foreign business entities, lawyers, law firms. business owners, lenders, employers, municipalities, government bodies and individuals in transactional matters and disputes, with a special emphasis on complex civil trial and appellate cases brought in federal and state courts and tribunals throughout the United States. His 36 years of experience includes advocating for clients in arbitration, mediation and business counseling matters as well. He serves on the Commercial Panel of the American Arbitration Association's National Roster of Arbitrators. John is active in firm leadership. He serves on the firm's Executive Management Committee, and is the founder and co-chair of the firm's Business Divorce practice group, the chair of the Commercial Litigation marketing group, a founding member of the firm's DEI Committee, and co-chair of the firm's Marketing Committee. In addition to the Chicago Bar Association, John is a member of the American Bar Association and the Illinois State Bar Association. John earned his undergraduate degree from Creighton University in 1984 and his law degree from DePaul University College of Law in 1987.

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