McHenry County State’s Attorney Lou Bianchi Hires Daniel Kegl as New Assistant, Former Position – Illinois House Parliamentarian

A press release from the McHenry County State’s Attorney’s Office:

Daniel Kegl joins State’s Attorney’s Office as Assistant State’s Attorney in the Civil Division

Lou Bianchi

Louis A. Bianchi, McHenry County State’s Attorney, is pleased to announce that Daniel Kegl has joined the McHenry County State’s Attorney’s Office as an assistant state’s attorney.

Daniel Kegl most recently worked as Assistant Counsel to the Speaker of the House of Representatives in Springfield, where he served as Parliamentarian for House Sessions.

Kegl also assisted representatives with legislative drafting and analysis regarding transportation and local government issues.

Kegl received his Juris Doctorate in May, 2010, from Northern Illinois University, College of Law, ranking 7th in his class of 99.

While in law school, he was the managing editor of the Northern Illinois University Law Review. He served as Associate Justice in the NIU College of Law Moot Court Society, and he also attained a semi-finalist position in the John Marshall International Moot Court Competition in Information and Privacy Law in 2009.

During law school, Kegl worked as a 711 law clerk in the Boone County State’s Attorney’s Office. After graduation, Kegl represented Ace Hardware Corporation of Oak Brook as outside counsel, reviewing a variety of contracts, including distribution, license and service agreements.

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I called Bianchi and got these comments from him:

“This was a young lawyer we interviewed a year to a year and a half ago and it was at a time when all the recently admitted lawyers were sending resumes.  We had resumes and interviews with lawyers who had recently passed the bar that were in the top of their class from the top schools in the Midwest.  He was an outstanding candidate that at the time we didn’t have a slot for.  He reapplied and our new first assistant had lunch with him and cinched the deal.

“He’s going to be in the civil division and I expect he will do the same outstanding job that our other lawyers in the civil division do.

“The politics of him working for [Mike] Madigan didn’t enter into the hiring, however, his experience as a parliamentarian made him even a better candidate.”

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