Julian C. D'Esposito: Lawyer with Mayer Brown LLP

Julian C. D'Esposito

Chicago,  IL  U.S.A.
Phone+1 312 701 7962

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Practice Areas

  • Government Relations
  • Health Care
  • Litigation & Dispute Resolution
  • Sports, Entertainment & Media
Contact InfoTelephone: +1 312 701 7962
Fax: +1 312 706 9132
University Loyola University Chicago, B.S., 1966
Law SchoolNorthwestern University School of Law, J.D., cum laude, 1969
Admitted1969, Illinois


Chairman, Winnetka Post Office Redevelopment Committee, 2005-2007

Director and Member of the Executive Committee, Chicago Central Area Committee, 2005-2007

Chairman, Illinois State Toll Highway Authority, 1995-1999

Woodlands Academy of the Sacred Heart, Trustee, 1994-2000

Member, Illinois Capital Development Board, 1994-1995

Former Chairman, Winnetka (Illinois) Plan Commission

Member, Illinois Medical Center Commission, 1988-1994

Former Director, Taxpayers' Federation of Illinois

Member, Governor's Tax Reform Commission, 1982-1983

Former Member, University of Illinois, Institute of Government and Public Affairs, National Advisory Committee

American Bar Association

National Association of Bond Lawyers


Julian D'Esposito is an experienced transactional lawyer whose practice focuses particularly on issues of public law, municipal and project finance, government relations, and government approvals. Julian's background incorporates significant and substantive legal work on behalf of clients at both municipal and state levels of government, service as counsel to the Governor of Illinois, and service as an appointed official at the state and local levels.

Clients from both public and private sectors seek Julian's knowledgeable, well-informed legal advice on matters involving the law, finance, politics, policy, and the public. In the course of his practice, Julian provides:

Counsel to state and local governments. Taxation; debt offerings; public transportation; economic development; environmental and land-use regulation; project development for transportation, sports and solid waste facilities, and public works projects generally; and organization and development of special-purpose government corporations and guidance on carrying out their mission.

Counsel to private clients. Legislative and regulatory matters; negotiation and documentation of transactions involving government; and government approvals and permits, including environmental and land-use approvals.

Julian joined Mayer Brown in 1988, serving as co-head of the Government and Global Trade practice for a number of years and as Partner-in-Charge of the firm's Chicago office between 2002 and 2007. Previously, he held senior positions with two other major law firms and, from 1977 to 1981, acted as Counsel to Governor of Illinois James R. Thompson.


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Julian C. D'Esposito

71 S. Wacker Drive
ChicagoIL 60606


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