36 St. & Loc. L. News 1 (2012-2013)

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Fordham Society
Recognizes Professional
Excellence During Chicago
Annual Meeting
A t its luncheon on August 3 during the ABA Annual
Meeting in Chicago, the Section's Jefferson Fordham
Society honored professional excellence in the practice
of state and local government law by presenting its annual
Jefferson Fordham Awards. Gary, Indiana, Mayor Karen Free-
man-Wilson was the keynote speaker for the event, and the
following state and local government law practitioners were
recognized for their contributions to the profession.
Daniel J. Curtin Lifetime Achievement Award
Stephen H. Pughm, Pugh, Jones & Johnson, P.C, Chicago, Illinois
Stephen Pugh is the president of Pugh, Jones & Johnson,
P.C. Since the firm's founding in 1991, Mr. Pugh has prac-
ticed in the areas of complex real estate litigation, directors
and officers liability cases, internal and external corporate
investigations, general and complex commercial litiga-
tion, and represented major governmental and educational
entities in a variety of areas. Mr. Pugh serves as a hearing
officer for the Chicago Board of Education in contractor
debarment proceedings, has tried numerous jury and bench
trials, has argued before U.S. Circuit Courts of Appeals
and the Illinois Supreme Court, and is a member of the
U.S. Supreme Court bar. He has the distinction of having

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tried the first civil RICO jury trial in the Northern Dis-
trict of Illinois.
Mr. Pugh served as law clerk to the Honorable James B.
Parsons, U.S. District Court for the Northern District of
Illinois, and as special trial attorney in the Honors Program
for the U.S. Department ofJustice. He was associated with
the law firm of Chapman and Cutler and served as a part-
ner for eight years. Mr. Pugh has acted as bond counsel and
underwriter's counsel for governmental issuers of general
obligation bonds, tax anticipation notes, tender notes, and
certain revenue bonds, with transactions ranging from $1
million to complex $10 billion deals.
He is listed in the Red Book. He has been named an Illinois
Super Lawyer by Super Lawyers and Law & Politics magazines
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Vol. 36, No. 1, Fall 2012

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