Satalic appointed deputy general counsel at University of Chicago Medical Center

Satalic appointed deputy general counsel at University of Chicago Medical Center

September 4, 2006

John Satalic has been appointed deputy general counsel at the University of Chicago Medical Center, effective September 4, 2006. In this position, he will assist in the supervision of the medical-legal staff, which includes six other lawyers, and help address all legal issues facing the Medical Center.

He came to the Medical Center from the law firm of Mayer, Brown, Rowe & Maw LLP, where he had been a partner from since 2004.

"With his unique and varied background, John Satalic can appreciate the complex intersections between medicine, research, law and government," said Susan Sher, vice president of legal and governmental affairs at the Medical Center. "He has the training and the wisdom to deal with a broad range of issues," she added, "and the experience to place them all in perspective."

This new position follows a prominent legal career that already has included senior positions with the city of Chicago, one of the country's largest communication corporations and a top Chicago law firm.

A 1986 graduate of Harvard Law School, Satalic began his career with the Chicago firm Mayer, Brown & Platt. Three years later, in 1989, he took a position with the city of Chicago, working in Mayor Richard M. Daley's office, where he rose through the ranks to become Mayor Daley's chief of staff, previously serving in various positions including director of policy and chief assistant corporation counsel.

In 1998 he returned to Mayer, Brown & Platt as a partner. Three years later he moved to San Antonio, Texas, to serve as vice president and assistant to the president of SBC Communications, Inc., one of the country's leading high-speed Internet and telephone service providers. At SBC, he managed local regulatory and government affairs operations for three regions, covering 13 states.

In 2004, Satalic returned again to the Chicago firm, by then called Mayer, Brown, Rowe & Maw LLP, where he represented corporations and other entities concerning local, state and federal regulatory and legislative issues, administrative law, and general corporate and legal matters. He also structured and implemented policy regarding regulatory compliance, legal, corporate and public affairs.

He was attracted to the University of Chicago by the distinction of the faculty and the diversity of institutional objectives. With the Medical Center's combined missions of research, teaching and patient care, Satalic said, "the range of practice for a lawyer here is very wide."