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March 30, 2009

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Rivkin Named New U.S. DOT General Counsel

President Barack Obama has named Robert S. Rivkin, a former general counsel of the Chicago Transit Authority, as general counsel to U.S. DOT.

Rivkin most recently served as vice president and deputy general counsel for the Americas of Aon Corporation, a global risk management and insurance brokerage firm based in Chicago. He joined Aon in 2004, following three years with CTA. Earlier, Rivkin served as a litigation partner at the Chicago law firm Schiff Hardin & Waite, legal policy director for the city of Chicago, and an assistant U.S. attorney for the Northern District of Illinois.

He was a member of the U.S. DOT transition team for the Obama administration and helped to establish and lead the Obama for America transportation policy committee. Rivkin also is a former member of the Transportation Committee of the Chicago-based Metropolitan Planning Council.

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