Chicago is at the center of the mid-west business community. The ACG’s Chicago Warburg Chapter engages the business community, Chicago’s universities, and those community members 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; Niels Annen, Parliamentary State Secretary to the Federal Minister for Economic Cooperation and Development; Consul General of the Federal Republic of Germany in Chicago and former Consul General in Donetsk, Ukraine Consul General Wolfgang Mössinger; Kerry Wallach, Associate Professor & Chair of German Studies at Gettysburg College; Dr. Norbert Lammert, former President of the German Bundestag; ACG’s Chairman John B. Emerson, former U.S. Ambassador to Germany. Topics have covered the future of the German economy and the euro, cyber security challenges, and general discussions concerning the importance of the transatlantic partnership.
About the Chapter Director
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 is actively involved with Legacy Charter School in Chicago’s North Lawndale 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 currently serves on the board of the American Council on Germany.
She earned her JD from Cornell Law School in 2004. She studied law in both France (Université Panthéon-Assas, 2000, Maîtrise en Droit) and Germany (Universität des Saarlandes, 1998, DEUG, Mention Droit).