Angie Weis rejoined the Authority in October 2018 as the Deputy Director & Chief Financial Officer. Ms. Weis was the Authority’s General Counsel & Chief of Staff. The Authority’s General Counsel is essential to all aspects of Authority operations, from overseeing the administration of more than $100 million in grant funding to protecting the agency’s overall legitimacy. Ms. Weis the Authority from the law firm of Sidley Austin LLP where she worked on a variety of complex civil litigation matters. Prior to joining Sidley, Ms. Weis was Counsel & Policy Analyst for the John Howard Association. She is a member of the John Howard Association’s Board of Directors and she served as president of its Young Professionals Board from 2010 to 2014. Ms. Weis has a strong record of providing criminal pro bono legal services. She worked closely with lawyers at the Children & Family Justice Center of Northwestern University School of Law on post-conviction litigation related to Miller v. Alabama, a U.S. Supreme Court case in which the Court held that mandatory sentences of life without the possibility of parole are unconstitutional for juvenile offenders.
Ms. Weis holds a juris Doctor from Duke University School of Law and a bachelor of science in management degree in Finance and Legal Studies in Business from Tulane University.(312) 793-8550