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Chicago is at the center of the mid-west business community, and the ACG’s  Chicago Warburg Chapter engages the business community, Chicago’s universities, and those members of the community interested in transatlantic relations. The Chapter often partners with the German Consulate and the Goethe Institute to host events.

The Chicago Chapter regularly host policy discussions on a range of issues. Recent speakers have included Juliane Schäuble, U.S. Correspondent for Der Tagesspiegel; Alexander Kulitz, Member of the German Bundestag (FDP); Metin Hakverdi, Member of the German Bundestag (SPD); Dr. Norbert Lammert, Head of the Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung and former President of the German Bundestag; Dr. Andreas Dombret, Member of the Executive Board of the Deutsche Bundesbank; ACG’s Chairman John B. Emerson, former U.S. Ambassador to Germany; Howard Dean, former Governor of Vermont and former Chair of the Democratic National Committee and Newt Gingrich, former Speaker of the House; Quirin Blendl, Director of Cybersecurity and Digital Policy at VdTUV; and Ambassador Thomas Matussek, former German Ambassador to the United Kingdom, the United Nations, and India. Topics have ranged from the future of the EU and the euro to cyber security challenges, and general discussions concerning the importance of the transatlantic partnership.

About the Chapter Director

Elke Rehbock
Dentons US LLP

Elke Rehbock is a partner at Dentons US LLP and heads the German desk.  She focuses on U.S. and foreign corporate and financial institution clients representing them in domestic and international corporate, finance and commercial matters.

Mrs. Rehbock is a board member of the Lyric Opera in Chicago and actively involved with Legacy Charter School in Chicago’s North Lawndale’s neighborhood.  In addition, The American Lawyer honored her pro bono work with the Global Pro Bono Deal of the Year (Environmental) award for outstanding pro bono achievements (2014).

She earned her JD from Cornell Law School in 2004.  Before that she graduated from Sciences Po Paris – Ecofi  (Institut d’Études Politiques) in 2001.  Before Mrs. Rehbock studied law in both France (Université Panthéon-Assas, 2000, Maîtrise en Droit) and Germany (Universität des Saarlandes, 1998, DEUG, Mention Droit).