Tim Rivelli
Timothy Rivelli

Adjunct Lecturer of Business Law

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Tim Rivelli is a business counselor with 25+ years advising mid-cap to large organizations on complex legal, regulatory and business issues. He is known for timely, relevant guidance on matters that withstand legal scrutiny and complex litigation. Trusted advisor to Boards of Directors and Corporate Officers regarding internal operations, government investigations, shareholder disputes, complex transactions, and commercial litigation. He has deep experience in corporate governance, regulatory compliance, risk management, transactions, contractual agreements, fiduciary obligations and other business dealings.

Rivelli is an effective business leader with background in strategic planning, legal operations, budget/expense management, and staffing/resource allocation. Recognized for staff development, cross-functional communication and collaboration, and developing values-based relationships. Particular expertise in sectors including financial services, healthcare, manufacturing, business services and other industries.

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J.D., 1979, Law, Loyola University Chicago School of Law, Valedictorian, Cum Laude
B.A., 1976, Philosophy, Northwestern University

Academic Positions
Adjunct Lecturer, Law School, Northwestern University-present
Adjunct Lecturer, Law School, Loyola University of Chicago-present

Other Professional Experience
Corporate Counsel / Litigation Partner, Winston Strawn LLP, 1986-present
Board Member, Giant Steps, Inc., 2012-present
Board Member, BSL, Inc., 2005-present
Board of Trustee Member, Edward-Elmhurst Healthcare, 2003-present
Chair / Executive Committee and Board Member, Catholic Charities of Chicago, 1996-present

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Full-Time / Evening & Weekend MBA
Business Law (BLAW-435-0)
This course is a survey of the basic and fundamental legal concepts that managers and entrepreneurs will be exposed to in public, private and non-profit entities. It is not a surrogate for a law school course (as such the course is not open to law or JD/MBA students) ; it does not delve into subjects of legal procedure (e.g. rules of evidence and rules of civil or criminal procedure). Rather, it covers a variety of legal topics of greatest interest to managers. For example, the course includes instruction on torts, a subject normally covered in a full semester law school course, by focusing on the basics of torts (e.g. negligence, professional negligence (malpractice), and product liability) in a meaningful way so that the student is armed with the ability to identify and analyze tort-related issues going forward. The ten week quarter also includes two topics (contracts and corporations) that are each spread over two weeks of instruction. One week of the quarter is geared to agency law, a subject of great importance in business since under certain circumstances, an employer is automatically liable for the acts of its agents occurring within the scope of their employment. While the majority of class time is spent on civil legal matters (e.g. money damages, equitable relief in the form of injunctions), one week is devoted to a review of criminal law, specifically those crimes that touch U.S. business on a frequent basis (e.g. the Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organizations Act (RICO), and Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA)). Also, due to frequently-expressed interest by students, one week is designed to provide a solid overview of antitrust and intellectual property issues. (Students seeking a deeper dive into these topics should consider taking BLAW 437 upon completion of BLAW 435.)

Executive MBA
Law and the Corporate Manager (BLAWX-440-0)