Greg Miarecki

Executive Assistant Dean for Career Planning and Professional Development
Adjunct Professor

About

Greg Miarecki joined the College of Law in 2011 as its inaugural executive assistant dean for Career Planning and Professional Development, responsible for leading the College’s Career Services Office, including employer outreach, strategic planning, and program design and implementation.

A former partner at Winston & Strawn LLP focusing on complex civil litigation and white-collar criminal matters, Greg received his BA in Public Policy cum laude from the University of Chicago and his JD from the University of Chicago Law School.

With extensive experience in in-court trial work, Miarecki served as one of the trial counsel to former Illinois Gov. George H. Ryan. In 2003, Mr. Miarecki tried the first consummated merger case brought by the Federal Trade Commission in more than 15 years—F.T.C. v. Chicago Bridge & Iron.

Miarecki was a member of the team that defended Philip Morris U.S.A. in Iron Workers v. Philip Morris, a $2 billion class action pending in the Northern District of Ohio. After a six-week trial, the Iron Workers jury returned a defense verdict. He also represented Philip Morris in Engle v. R.J. Reynolds—a class action in Dade County (Florida) Circuit Court. The Engle plaintiffs sought more than $150 billion in punitive damages, and were ultimately denied recovery by the Florida Supreme Court.

Miarecki recently represented a Fortune 500 corporation in a criminal antitrust investigation by the Department of Justice; he has also handled criminal representations in both the Sixth and Seventh Circuits and in Illinois state courts.

Education

BA, JD University of Chicago

 

Courses

Small Firm Practice
Fundamentals of Legal Practice
Advanced Trial Advocacy and Professional Responsibility