Mayer Brown Litigation & Dispute Resolution partner Tyrone C. Fahner (Chicago) received the Civic Federation’s “Lyman J. Gage Award for Outstanding Civic Contribution by a Chicagoan” at the organization’s annual awards luncheon. Noting Mr. Fahner’s work in the public and private sectors over his career, the Civic Federation said Mr. Fahner “has stepped willingly into some of our region’s greatest challenges including pension reform, criminal justice reform and redistricting reform.”
Mr. Fahner served on the Management Committee of Mayer Brown from 1985 to 2007, including serving as co-chairman (1998-2001) and chairman (2001-2007). In addition to practicing law, Mr. Fahner is president of the Civic Committee of The Commercial Club of Chicago and serves on the boards of Lurie Children’s Hospital, Pritzker Military Museum & Library, United Way and John G. Shedd Aquarium (former chairman 2012-2015). By appointment of President George W. Bush, he serves on the Commission for the Preservation of America’s Heritage Abroad. He formerly served as Illinois attorney general, director of the Illinois Department of Law Enforcement and as an assistant US Attorney for the Northern District of Illinois.
Founded in 1894, the Civic Federation is an independent, non-partisan government research organization that provides analysis and recommendations on government finance issues for the Chicago region and State of Illinois.