|Headline:||Bruce J. Baker|
|Description:||As Senior Vice President and General Counsel of the Illinois Bankers Association, Bruce Baker maintains memberships with several distinguished professional organizations. In addition, adding to his reputableness as a financial and legal expert, Bruce Baker has authored and co-authored numerous industry publications.|
A member of the American Bar Association (ABA), Bruce Baker administers sound lawful advice on the ABA’s Banking and Antitrust committees. Additionally, Bruce Baker formerly chaired the ABA Banking Committee’s State Law Developments Task Force. Bruce Baker is actively involved with the Illinois State Bar Association, Chicago Bar Association, Bankers Club of Chicago, and Association of Corporate Counsel.
A graduate of St. Louis’ Washington University School of Law, Bruce Baker contributed to the production of the Washington University Law Quarterly while a student. The recipient of an American Jurisprudence Award, Bruce Baker followed his educational achievements with a successful career in public and private law. Bruce Baker has served as an Assistant Attorney General in the Antitrust Division of the Illinois Attorney General’s Office. Following his accomplishments in public office, Bruce Baker worked for a number of private firms, including Mass, Miller and Josephson, Ltd.; Dean Witter Financial Services Group, Inc.; and Schiff Hardin & Waite.
In 1991 and 1997, Bruce Baker earned the Illinois Bankers Association’s Distinguished Bank Counsel Award. Additionally, Bruce Baker has received mention in Marquis Who’s Who in America and an AV rating from Martindale-Hubbell, a database of lawyers. Bruce Baker edited the 2002 Illinois Institute for Continuing Legal Education’s (IICLE) Advising Illinois Financial Institutions guidebook and co-authored the Illinois Bankers Association Trust Policy Manual. Furthermore, Bruce Baker has lent his expertise as both an article writer for various banking publications and as a frequent lecturer to bank directors, examiners, officers, and counselors.