Timothy W. Wright III

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Timothy W. Wright III

Timothy W. Wright III


Timothy Wright received a dual B.A. in Political Science and Economics from Claremont Men’s College and a J.D. from UCLA School of Law.[1]

Legal experience

Timothy Wright’s legal practice has centered on the areas of transactional law, governmental affairs and litigation. His transactional experience has included the representation of issuers, underwriters and other credit parties in municipal finance transactions. Mr. Wright has also represented clients in major real estate development and other commercial transactions.

Wright has been particularly active in a broad range of governmental affairs, including such matters as legislative oversight and analysis, international relations and policy, and community development. He has represented clients before various regulatory agencies involving environmental and energy matters. Among these are the Illinois Commerce Commission, the Illinois Environmental Protection Agency and the Nuclear Regulatory Commission. Mr. Wright has litigated cases in the state and federal courts involving a range of commercial matters.

Prior to joining Gonzalez Saggio & Harlan, LLP, Mr. Wright was engaged in the private practice of law with the firm of Burris Wright Slaughter & Tom in Chicago.[2]

Political work

Wright has served as Special Counsel and Director of Intergovernmental Affairs for Chicago Mayor Harold Washington and was the Commissioner of the Department of Economic Development for the City of Chicago. Mr. Wright has also served in various capacities in the administrations of Presidents William Clinton, George H. Bush and George W. Bush, as well as Chief of Staff for Congressman Bobby Rush. He has served as a Director for the Southern African Economic Development Fund and as a Director of the Federal Home Loan Bank of Chicago. He has also served as Chairman of the Sub-Saharan African Advisory Committee of the Export-Import Bank of the United States.[3]

Black Press Institute

In 1987 Timothy Wright, National Lawyers Guild, was on the Board of Directors of the Black Press Institute[4].

Links to Democratic Socialists of America

In 1988, Timothy W Wright lll served on the Board of Directors of PROCAN (Progressive Chicago Area Network), an oganization which included several prominent Democratic Socialists of America members, including Alderman Danny K Davis, Roberta Lynch and Dr Ron Sable.[5]

Chicago Committee in Solidarity with Southern Africa

In 1989 the Chicago Committee in Solidarity with Southern Africa, Board of Directors consisted of;

Timuel Black, Basil Clunie (co-chair), Earl Durham, Tommie Fry, Judy Hatcher, Tena Johnson, Toni Moore, Cheryl Johnson-Odim, Alice Palmer, Orlando Redekopp, Rachel Rubin (co-chair), Robert Starks, Lucille Teichert, Kevin Thompson, Timothy W. Wright III[6].

Business and Professional People for the Public Interest

As of February 2010, Timothy Wright served on the Board of Directors of the Chicago based Business and Professional People for the Public Interest.[7]