Open Position: General Counsel, Illinois Lottery                                           February 1, 2017

The Illinois Lottery is one of the most innovative lotteries in the United States. It was the first state to adopt a private management partner model to increase revenue and net income. It is a dynamic agency committed to funding K-12 education, capital projects and special causes.

As the head of the legal department, the General Counsel provides strategic regulatory and compliance advice to the Director and the Office of the Governor. This is a senior management position that works closely with the policy, operations, finance, and technology teams to provide proactive legal counsel and key guidance to stakeholders. This person takes a leadership role in the Illinois Lottery’s procurement of its new private manager – one of the largest and most sophisticated procurements in the state’s history. The General Counsel is a critical member of the executive team; collaboratively creating and executing legal, policy and business decisions.


The successful candidate will have:

· Experience with managing a talented legal team in a complex and high profile industry.

· Demonstrated success in influencing strategic executive decisions for an entity that generates several billion dollars in revenue annually.

· Previous corporate legal experience preferred.

· Outstanding writing, researching, negotiating and interpersonal skills.

· Personality that thrives in high impact situations.


Qualified applicants should send CV or resume to the Director:




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