Dennis A. Rendleman, Ethics Counsel, American Bar Association, Chicago, IL
Dennis A. Rendleman is ethics counsel in the Center for Professional Responsibility at the American Bar Association. He serves as chief counsel to the Standing Committee on Ethics and Professional Responsibility and provides oversight for ETHICSearch. Since joining the ABA in April 2009, Mr. Rendleman has served as staff counsel for the Standing Committee on Specialization and associate counsel for the Standing Committee on Professionalism and managed the Consortium on Professionalism. He is one of the authors of the Annotated Model Code of Judicial Conduct (2nd edition). Prior to joining the ABA, he was assistant professor of legal studies at the University of Illinois at Springfield and spent 23 years at the Illinois State Bar Association, leaving in 2003 as general counsel. As a member of the Illinois Supreme Court's Committee on Professional Responsibility since 2004, he was involved in redrafting the 2010 Illinois Rules of Professional Conduct based upon the ABA Model Rules of Professional Conduct. He is an original member, since 1998, of the ISBA/CBA/IJA Illinois Judicial Ethics Committee. He received his A.B. (1978) from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and his J.D. (1981) from the University of Illinois College of Law.