Chapman and Cutler LLP is pleased to announce that partner Charles C. Calloway, Jr. is among this year’s Crain’s Chicago Business 40 Under 40 honorees. Each year, Crain’s Chicago Business’s editors comb through hundreds of nominations to select 40 proven leaders across a wide range of industries in the Chicago area.

“Charles’s talent and dedication as a lawyer, combined with his commitment to engage, inspire, and advance future generations of attorneys and finance professionals, is something that gives us great pride at Chapman” stated Greg Klamrzynski, the firm’s Chief Executive Partner.

Kelley Bender, Chapman’s Chief Operating Partner, added, “We appreciate and value his professional and civic accomplishments and contributions to the firm. Charles is leading by example, sharing his expertise and passion to mentor and inspire youth and build stronger, diverse communities through business partnerships and the arts.”

Tony Yager, Practice Group Leader of Chapman’s Corporate Finance Department, stated, “I am proud to be Charles’s partner and mentor, he is truly deserving of this prestigious recognition.” 

Charles has practiced law at Chapman his entire career. As a partner practicing in the firm’s Corporate Finance Department and Sports Finance Group, Charles focuses his law practice on representing financial institutions and other strategic investors in domestic and cross-border private placements, project finance deals, M&A transactions, and “league-wide” sports financings and stadium financings. Additionally, Charles serves as the Diversity Outreach Partner, cultivating relationships and strategic partnerships with clients and communities, serves on the scholarship committee for the Chapman and Cutler LLP Maynard H. Jackson Jr. Diversity Scholarship, has served on the firm’s Employment Committee, Strategic Planning Committee, and Diversity Task Force, and is a founding member of the firm’s Black Attorneys Business Resource Group. He is also a member of the Board of Trustees of the American College of Investment Counsel.

Charles is actively engaged in leadership and charitable activities. He serves as the Chair of the Audit, Finance and Investment Committee of the Board of Directors of the Chicago Humanities Festival and serves on the Board of Directors of the Black Ensemble Theater. Charles is a 2022 Fellow of the Leadership Greater Chicago (LGC) Signature Fellows Program, a 2021 Fellow of the Chicago Urban League’s IMPACT Leadership Development Program, and serves on the Dean’s Advisory Council of The George Washington University Law School. In 2021, he was selected by Crain’s Chicago Business as a Notable Nonprofit Board Leader.

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