February 14, 2024

12:00 pm - 1:00 pm, Central Time

ACS Chicago: The Criminal Indictments of Former President Donald Trump

Jenner & Block LLP, Chicago, IL

Please join the ACS Chicago Lawyer Chapter for a conversation with Jill Wine-Banks and Marcus Childress on the criminal indictments of former President Donald Trump.



Jill Wine-Banks, Legal Analyst, MSNBC; Author, The Watergate Girl; and Co-host, #SistersInLaw and iGenPolitics podcasts. Appearing regularly on the network’s prime-time and daytime shows. She began her career as the first female organized crime prosecutor at the US Department of Justice, which led to her selection as one of three assistant special prosecutors – and the only woman on the trial team -- in the case against President Richard Nixon’s top aides for obstruction of justice in the Watergate scandal. She has also served as general counsel of the US Army, partner at Jenner and Block, first solicitor general and first woman deputy attorney general of the state of Illinois, and first female chief operating officer of the American Bar Association. Following her legal career, Jill was a corporate executive at Motorola and Maytag, with international business development responsibilities, and the head of career and technical education for Chicago Public Schools under Arne Duncan. She now serves on the boards of the Better Government Association, Governors State University, the Veterans Art Museum, as a Life Director of Executive Service Corps and has served on many other non-profit and corporate boards. A graduate of the University of Illinois and Columbia Law School, she lives in Evanston and is the author of The Watergate Girl.


Marcus A.R. Childress, Partner, Jenner & Block, LLP. Marcus leverages his extensive investigative and trial experience to guide clients through parallel inquiries, including congressional investigations, government enforcement actions, civil litigation, and workplace crises, which often enliven media scrutiny. While serving as investigative counsel to the House Select Committee to Investigate the January 6 Attack on the US Capitol, Marcus worked closely with Congressional members to identify why and how the Capitol was breached; coordinated with DOJ about parallel criminal investigations; and led hearing preparations. Over the course of the investigation, he conducted more than 60 depositions and interviews of key witnesses, including many of the interviews that were featured prominently during the televised hearings. As an Assistant Staff Judge Advocate in the US Air Force and a Special Assistant US Attorney in the Middle District of Georgia, he oversaw more than 100 criminal investigations and tried over 20 criminal jury trials

Interviewed by:

Jerry Brown, Siegel & Callahan; Co-Chair, ACS Chicago Lawyer Chapter

A light lunch will be provided, thanks to our chapter sponsor Jenner & Block. 1 hour of IL CLE approved.