Dawn Willis | Associate
Prior to joining Turing Strategies, Dawn has served in key legislative and executive positions on both the state and national levels. Dawn served as U.S. Senator Dick Durbin’s summer law clerk for the U.S. Senate Committee on the Judiciary. She also served as Legislative Counsel for the Office of the Speaker of the Illinois House of Representatives where she staffed the Judiciary Committees (Civil and Criminal). In this role, she worked on issues including all legislation relating to the Office of the Attorney General of Illinois, the Illinois Regenerative Medicine Act and financial regulation. Dawn also served as Legal Counsel for the Office of the Governor of Illinois where she worked on state policy, litigation, and agency oversight.
Over the last several years and currently, Dawn has taught as Adjunct Faculty of law and policy at North Central College and has served as Co-Chair of the Chicago Bar Foundation’s (CBF) Advocacy Committee.
Dawn is a graduate of Cornell University and Chicago-Kent College of Law. At Kent, she served as contributing and associate editor of The Journal of Intellectual Property, was a member of the Intellectual Property Moot Court and completed a fellowship where she advised government and business on policy raised by emerging technologies.