Firm’s Nick Gowen Appointed to Chicago State University’s Board of Trustees by Gov. Bruce Rauner



Contact: Julianne Holdsberg, Burke, Warren, MacKay & Serritella, P.C.


The attorneys at Burke, Warren, MacKay & Serritella, P.C. congratulate their partner Nick Gowen on his recent appointment by Illinois Governor Bruce Rauner to join the board of trustees of Chicago State University.  Nick’s appointment is effective Monday January 16, 2017.  Other new appointees include former Chicago Public School chief Paul Vallas, Chicago attorney Tiffany Harper, and World Sport Chicago executive director Kam Buckner. The appointments mark a significant change to the board that Governor Rauner believes will provide experience and expertise necessary to help ensure Chicago State University’s critical long term success.

“I’m proud and humbled by Governor Rauner’s appointment of me to the Chicago State University Board of Trustees,” said Gowen.  “Raised on Chicago’s south side near the University, I have a solid understanding of the importance of CSU as an institution of higher learning as well as an economic driver for the community, the City, and the state of Illinois.”  

The University’s troubled management, academics, and finances have been widely reported and decades in the making.  Gowen looks forward to working with the board and other stakeholders in addressing the many problems the school faces, and ultimately helping it become “the beacon of hope and opportunity that is so badly needed by the community.”

Gowen is a commercial litigator with extensive experience representing clients from entrepreneurs to Fortune 100 companies in pre-suit investigations through discovery, trial, and appeal in a multitude of commercial litigation and employment matters including restrictive covenants, trade secret misappropriation, and unfair competition. He can be reached at 312/840-7088 or


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