Joseph Hawkins is an associate in Mayer Brown's Chicago office and a member of the Banking & Finance practice. He concentrates his practice in private credit, Latin American capital markets and supply chain finance.

Joseph received his JD from Northwestern University, his BA from Baylor University, magna cum laude, and his MA from The American University in Cairo. While in law school, Joseph worked in the Donald Pritzker Entrepreneurship Law Center with companies in industries from healthcare to entertainment media. He received the Northwestern Pritzker Entrepreneurship Prize, an award given to a student who “most exemplifies Northwestern Law’s spirit of innovation, entrepreneurial drive, and integrity.”

Prior to joining Mayer Brown, Joseph worked as the high school principal of an international school in Bogotá, Colombia.

Spoken Languages

  • French
  • Spanish
  • Arabic


Baylor University, BA, magna cum laude

The American University in Cairo, MA

Northwestern University, JD

Senior Editor, Northwestern Journal of International Law & Business


  • Illinois