Joseph Seliga

Chicago,  IL  U.S.A.
Phone312 701 8818

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Practice Areas

  • Banking & Finance
  • Projects
  • Government Relations
  • Infrastructure Public-Private Partnerships
  • Infrastructure
  • Infrastructure Financing/Projects
  • Infrastructure Funds
Contact InfoTelephone: 312 701 8818
Fax: 312 706 8339
University Georgetown University, A.B., magna cum laude, 1994; University of Oxford, St Catherine's College, 1997; University of Leicester, M.A., Urban History, with distinction, 1997
Law SchoolNorthwestern University School of Law, J.D., cum laude, 2000
Admitted2000, Illinois; 2001, US Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit


Board of Trustees, Chicago History Museum

Board of Directors, Association of Marshall Scholars

Member, Illinois Campaign Finance Reform Task Force

Member, Chicago Council on Global Affairs, 2011 Emerging Leaders

Partners Council, Civic Consulting Alliance

American Bar Association

Illinois State Bar Association

Chicago Bar Association


Joe Seliga is a partner in the Chicago office of Mayer Brown and is a member of Mayer Brown's Global Infrastructure and Government & Global Trade practices.

Joe has extensive experience in complex government transactions, particularly in the infrastructure sector. Joe advises on path-breaking road, bridge, airport, port, public parking, mass transit, convention center and lottery concession and public-private partnership transactions, including many Deal of the Year award-winning transactions, serving in different transactions as either government entity counsel, sponsor's counsel or lenders' counsel. He also represents renewable energy clients, particularly on government incentives and other government-related development issues, including assisting in securing government incentives for several of the largest wind energy projects in Illinois.

In addition to his transactional work, Joe represents clients in various state and local government matters, including in the areas of ethics, election and campaign finance law, economic development incentives, public utility franchise and tax issues and legislative drafting and statutory interpretation. Joe acted as counsel to the Chicago 2011 Transition Committee, the Chicago 2011 Inaugural Committee and the Illinois Inaugural Committee 2011 and is currently serving on the Illinois Campaign Finance Reform Task Force as an appointee of Governor Pat Quinn.

Before joining Mayer Brown's Chicago office in 2001, Joe served as Law Clerk to the Honorable Danny J. Boggs, US Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit. After receiving his undergraduate degree, he worked as Resource Development Director of the Southwest Youth Collaborative in Chicago.


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New US Water Infrastructure Legislation Passed Today: Will WIFIA Repeat the Success of TIFIA?
George K. Miller,David Narefsky,John R. Schmidt,Joseph Seliga, May 29, 2014
The US Department of Transportation’s TIFIA (Transportation Finance & Innovation Act) credit support program is by far the most successful federal program providing financial support for surface transportation public-private partnerships (P3). Few major P3 transportation projects in...

Obama Administration Proposes to Give States Broad Authority to Toll Existing Interstates to Generate Revenue for Transportation Purposes
George K. Miller,David Narefsky,John R. Schmidt,Joseph Seliga, May 5, 2014
In a major policy shift with potentially large implications for US infrastructure public-private partnership (“PPP”) activity, the Obama administration has proposed to change federal law to give US states broad authority to put tolls on existing interstate highways to provide funding...
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Joseph Seliga

71 S. Wacker Drive
ChicagoIL 60606


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