Occupation: Chairman, Winston & Strawn
This lawyer’s work ethic and impressive record representing corporate giants (GE, Pfizer, Microsoft) had already earned him a sterling reputation before he waded into the politically charged investigation of Richard Vanecko, the nephew of former mayor Richard M. Daley (No. 52), who is charged with involuntary manslaughter following a 2004 bar brawl. In December, Webb landed a grand jury indictment in the case.
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