Education

University of Illinois College of Law, J.D., magna cum laude, 2019

  • Internet & Symposium Editor, University of Illinois Law Review

Michigan State University, B.A., International Relations, 2016

Admitted

Illinois

Eric Straughn is an associate in Chapman's Public and Institutional Banking & Finance Group and a member of the Banking and Financial Services Department. His practice is focused on the representation of foreign and domestic financial institutions in providing credit and liquidity facilities for the benefit of governmental, health care, higher education, and not-for-profit borrowers, including direct purchase transactions.

Eric participated in Chapman's summer associate program in 2018 and joined the firm in 2019.

Honors & Awards

  • First Place, Chapman and Cutler LLP Transactional Competition for 1L Students (2017)
  • CALI Excellence for the Future Award: Torts, Corporate Taxation and Representative Government in the State of Illinois