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  Filip, Mark R.
NameMark R. Filip
Park Ridge, Illinois 60068, United States
Born June 00, 1966 (55 years)
Last ModifedScottĀ³
Nov 16, 2007 11:09pm
InfoEXPERIENCE _ U.S. district judge, Northern District of Illinois, 2004-present; lecturer, University of Chicago Law School, 2000-present; partner, Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom, 1999-04; adjunct professor, Northwestern University School of Law, 1998-1999; assistant U.S. attorney, Criminal Division Northern District of Illinois, 1995-99; associate, Kirkland & Ellis, 1994-95; clerk for U.S. Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia, 1993-94; clerk for U.S. Court of Appeals D.C. Circuit Judge Stephen F. Williams, 1992-93.

EDUCATION _ B.A. in economics and history, University of Illinois, 1988; B.A. in jurisprudence, University of Oxford Christ Church College, 1990; J.D., Harvard Law School, 1992.

Mark Filip graduated from the University of Illinois, summa cum laude, in 1988 and received degrees in economics and in history. He attended Oxford under the terms of a Marshall Scholarship, where he graduated with an Honors B.A. in Law, First Class Honors, in 1990. He finished his legal education at Harvard, where he received a J.D., magna cum laude, in 1992. At Harvard, he served as one of the editors of the Harvard Law Review and he also received a Sears prize for academic achievement.

After graduating from Harvard, Mr. Filip clerked for the Honorable Stephen F. Williams, U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit, and for the Honorable Antonin Scalia, U.S. Supreme Court. Filip worked as an Assistant U.S. Attorney in the Criminal Division of the U.S. Attorney's Office for the Northern District of Illinois for almost five years. At the U.S. Attorney Office, he prosecuted various cases in the federal trial and appellate courts. These cases involved matters such as legislative, judicial, and police corruption; white collar fraud; labor racketeering; and international heroin trafficking. After the U.S. Attorney's Office, Filip joined the Chicago office of Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom, where he was a partner, and where his practice included commercial litigation, corporate internal investigations and criminal defense. In March, 2004, Filip became a United States District Court Judge for the Northern District of Illinois. Mr. Filip has taught at the Law School for the past several years, and previously taught a seminar in advanced criminal law at the Northwestern University School of Law.


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