Tom Chan (’10) Named IDES Acting General Counsel

Tom ChanTom Chan (’10) has been named Acting Chief General Counsel of the Illinois Department of Employment Security effective August 1, 2018, following the retirement of Joe Mueller. Tom has served in the Office of Legal Counsel since June 2015, where he has been involved in drafting legislation and administrative rules, and providing legal support to the staff in charge of the Unemployment Insurance Program, including the recent implementation of the GenTax software. Before joining IDES, Tom served as Legal Counsel in the Illinois State Senate in Springfield, IL for 5 years. He staffed the Senate Executive Committee and the Labor Committee, where he was involved as a staffer in the Unemployment Insurance Agreed Bill process.

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