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Hon. Rebecca R. Pallmeyer

Hon. Rebecca R. Pallmeyer

U.S. District Court, Northern District of Illinois
U.S. District Judge
Chicago, IL, USA

Rebecca R. Pallmeyer graduated from Valparaiso University and earned her law degree from the University of Chicago Law School. Following a one-year clerkship with Justice Rosalie Wahl of the Minnesota Supreme Court, Judge Pallmeyer practiced in the area of commercial litigation for several years with the Chicago law firm of Hopkins and Sutter. 

From 1985 until 1991, Ms. Pallmeyer was an Administrative Law Judge with the Illinois Human Rights Commission, a quasi-judicial agency responsible for enforcement of the state's anti-discrimination laws. On October 1, 1991, Ms. Pallmeyer was appointed a United States Magistrate Judge for the Northern District of Illinois. She served as Presiding Magistrate Judge from 1996 until 1998. On July 31, 1997, President Clinton nominated her for a seat in the U.S. District Court in Chicago. The Senate confirmed her nomination on October 21, 1998. 

Judge Pallmeyer has presided over dozens of civil and criminal trials, including the prosecution for public corruption of the former governor of the State of Illinois, George Ryan. She speaks frequently on practice and procedure in federal court and on substantive legal issues. Judge Pallmeyer participates in the District Court’s Patent Pilot Program.

Judge Pallmeyer serves as a member on the Committee on Court Administration and Case Management of the United States Judicial Conference. She is an honorary fellow of the College of Labor and Employment Lawyers, fellow of the American Bar Foundation, and a member of the ALI-CLE Employment and Labor Law Advisory Panel. Since 2006, Judge Pallmeyer has served on the faculty for the annual ALI-CLE program, Current Developments in Employment Law, held in Santa Fe, New Mexico. Judge Pallmeyer is past President of the Lawyers Club of Chicago, President of the Richard Linn American Inn of Courts, and an active member of the Chicago Bar Association, the Chicago Chapter of the Federal Bar Association, the Women’s Bar Association of Illinois, and the American Bar Association.
Hon. Rebecca R. Pallmeyer is associated with the following items:
Web Segment  Web Segment Class Actions and Litigation Update - 23rd Annual Consumer Financial Services Institute, Wednesday, March 28, 2018
MP3 Audio  MP3 Audio Class Actions and Litigation Update - Class Actions and Litigation Update , Wednesday, March 28, 2018
Transcripts  Transcripts Class Actions and Litigation Update - Class Actions and Litigation Update , Wednesday, March 28, 2018
MP4 - Mobile Video Seg  MP4 - Mobile Video Seg Class Actions and Litigation Update - Class Actions and Litigation Update , Wednesday, March 28, 2018
On-Demand Web Programs  On-Demand Web Programs 23rd Annual Consumer Financial Services Institute, Monday, April 02, 2018, New York, NY

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