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Timothy W. Smith

Timothy W. Smith

CME Group
Managing Director and Chief Corporate Counsel
Chicago, IL, USA


Tim Smith serves as Managing Director and Chief Corporate Counsel at CME Group.  He leads CME Group’s contracting, employment, intellectual property, litigation, mergers and acquisitions and real estate legal groups.  He is also responsible for advising the company across business units on a broad array of corporate legal matters and developing structures and negotiating strategies.

Prior to joining the company, Smith served as a Partner in the Corporate Department at Winston & Strawn LLP in Chicago, where one of his primary areas of focus was representing purchasers and sellers in complex acquisition, divestiture, merger and corporate restructuring transactions.  He also worked as an Associate in the Corporate Finance Department at Chapman & Cutler.

He holds a bachelor’s degree in accounting from Purdue University and a juris doctor degree from the Columbia University School of Law.
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