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Joseph Seliga

Joseph Seliga

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“Joseph Seliga possesses a vibrant PPP practice where he is particularly active on transportation and road tolling matters. ‘He is very hands-on and understands the PPP process very well. He knew how best to address the issues and had responses to hand the moment there was an issue,’ according to one impressed client.”

Chambers USA 2017

Joe Seliga is a partner in the Chicago office of Mayer Brown and leads the Government Relations & Public Law practice. He is also a member of the Global Infrastructure and International Trade practices.

Joe has extensive experience in complex government transactions, particularly in the infrastructure sector. Joe advises on path-breaking road, bridge, airport, port, public parking, mass transit, social infrastructure, convention center and lottery concession and public-private partnership transactions, including many Deal of the Year award-winning transactions, serving in different transactions as either government entity counsel, sponsor's counsel or lenders' counsel.

In addition to his transactional work, Joe represents clients in various state and local government matters, including in the areas of ethics, election and campaign finance law, economic development incentives, public utility franchise and tax issues and legislative drafting and statutory interpretation. Joe acted as counsel to the Chicago 2011 Transition Committee, the Chicago 2011 Inaugural Committee and the Illinois Inaugural Committee 2011 and is currently serving on the Illinois Campaign Finance Reform Task Force as an appointee of Governor Pat Quinn.

Joe is highly regarded by industry publications and clients: “Joseph Seliga was highlighted by a client for his thoroughness and his ‘understanding and perspective on the challenges’ that come up in PPP deals. Clients say: ‘He is always very professional and considered. He is always willing to go out of his way to help us achieve our objectives in a timely fashion.’” Chambers USA 2017 “He is very hands-on and understands the PPP process very well. He knew how best to address the issues and had responses to hand the moment there was an issue.” Chambers USA 2016 “He is a very personable, smart and dedicated lawyer who has great experience,” and he is “pragmatic and rational in how he approaches issues.” –Chambers USA 2015 “He is extremely hard-working, he’s very good at understanding the documents and the framework and he offers practical advice.” Chambers USA 2014

Before joining Mayer Brown's Chicago office in 2001, Joe served as Law Clerk to the Honorable Danny J. Boggs, US Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit. After receiving his undergraduate degree, he worked as Resource Development Director of the Southwest Youth Collaborative in Chicago.

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