Speaker Bio

John Levi is a partner at Sidley Austin in the law firm’s Chicago office in the employment and labor law group.

Aside from his work at Sidley Austin, back in 2010, John was appointed by President Obama to the Board of the Legal Services Corporation, and subsequently was elected to serve as Chairman. He was re-nominated in 2014, and currently still serves in this role. Passionate about closing the access to justice gap, John’s efforts haven’t gone unnoticed. Over the course of his career, he has been honored by the Harvard Law Society of Illinois, the Neighborhood Legal Services of Los Angeles, the Cleveland Legal Aid, and the Shriver National Center on Poverty Law. He is a frequent speaker and prominent figure in the access to justice space in the legal profession.