Karen Schweickart - General Counsel

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Karen Schweickart has served as legal advisor to top firms in the private sector for the past fifteen years.  She started her legal career at Kirkland & Ellis where she practiced for five years before moving in-house to Citadel LLC.  She worked at Citadel for nine years, rising to Deputy General Counsel, before leaving to be Senior Vice President and Head of Legal at Outcome Health.  She has a passion for problem-solving and helping organizations address legal issues in an efficient, ethical and practical manner. Karen is also deeply committed to empowering communities and advancing social change.   She serves on the board of Urban Initiatives, a non-profit which serves 17,000 children in Chicago’s low-income public schools. She was also selected to be a 2017 fellow with Leadership Greater Chicago, Chicago’s premier civic leadership organization.   Karen graduated with a B.A. in History from University of California Berkeley, Phi Beta Kappa and received her J.D. from the University of Chicago with honors where she was a Meacham Scholar and served on the Law Review.