George Ranney is senior counsel in Mayer Brown's Chicago office and a member of the Government Relations & Public Law practice.  He has officer-level responsibility for the operations of a billion-dollar business unit of the country's fourth largest steel company.

Areas of Focus

Spoken Languages

  • English


Harvard Business School, Advanced Financial Management Program, IBM Systems Seminar, 1978

The University of Chicago Law School, JD, Order of the Coif, Editor-in-Chief, Law Review

Harvard University, BA, magna cum laude, Phi Beta Kappa, Smith Travelling Fellow, 1962-1963


  • Illinois


  • Trustee, University of Chicago, Newberry Library and Field Foundation; past Trustee, Spencer Foundation
  • Lecturer and member, Faculty Committee on Public Policy Studies, University of Chicago, 1975-1980
  • Visiting Committees to the Schools of Law at Harvard, the University of Chicago, and the Kennedy School of Government
  • Chairman, Task Force on the Future of Illinois
  • Metropolitan Planning Council, Chairman, Regional Partnership; past President