Manning (’73) retires from position as Chief Counsel for Employment of the U.S. Senate

Wednesday, April 09, 2014

Jean Manning (’73) has retired from her position as Chief Counsel for Employment of the U.S. Senate. In her 21 years in this position, she represented senators before the U.S. Supreme Court and several Courts of Appeals, regularly testified before Congress, and assisted in drafting legislation. Previously, she worked at Sheppard, Mullin, Richter & Hampton and was head of litigation at a Fortune 500 company. Manning is a Chicago native and earned three degrees at the University of Illinois – a B.A., an M.B.A., and a J.D. She is a member of the University of Illinois Foundation and of the College of Law Dean’s Advisory Board.

In a recent Senate meeting, Senator Dick Durbin provided a tribute to Jean Manning, and thanked her for her years of service. Of Manning he said, “The Senate is losing a great legal advocate, educator and source of institutional knowledge. We will miss her, though I will be among the many who will gladly welcome her back when she returns to Illinois.”