Clark Hill Attorney Ray J. Koenig III Nominated by Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel to Commission on Human Relations
The commission works to prevent hate crimes, adjudicates in cases of discrimination and oversees the city's identity-based advisory councils, consists of up to 15 members.
"This is a terrific honor,” Koenig said. "For me it's a great opportunity to help the city protect equal rights and share ideas with thought leaders. I am very proud to have been asked by Mayor Emanuel to serve in this capacity and look forward to having this responsibility and opportunity to make a difference."
Koenig currently sits on the boards for Chicago House, and Heartland Alliance, chairs the Cook County State's Attorney's LGBT Advisory Council, and is a member of Congressman Mike Quigley's LGBT Advisory Council, and Ald. Tom Tunney's Senior Advisory Council, among other groups.
Koenig and others still need to be approved by City Council vote.
"These individuals are dedicated to bringing together communities across Chicago, and are especially committed to eliminating discrimination," Emanuel said in a statement. "I'm confident these appointees will help educate and intervene when discrimination takes place."
Koenig is the Managing Member of Clark Hill’s Chicago office and a member in Clark Hill’s Litigation Practice Group. He practices in the areas of probate litigation, trust litigation, fiduciary litigation, elder law, estate planning, and estate administration, with an emphasis on will, trust, guardianship, and advance directive contests and other fiduciary litigation. Koenig has represented individuals, families, financial institutions, medical institutions, and governmental organizations in all areas of his practice. Koenig has extensive trial, appellate and mediation experience in state and federal courts.