Daley Lands Job With Parking Meter Lawyers

Former Mayor Richard Daley has landed a job with the firm that helped negotiate Chicago's parking meter deal.

Daley will be "of counsel" to Katten Muchin Rosenman LLP, the law firm announced Wednesday morning. The former mayor "will draw on his vast knowledge, experience and relationships globally to contribute to the continued growth of the firm."

The firm says Daley will not participate in work involving Chicago or affiliate city agencies.

“I appreciate all of the professional offers I have received since announcing my plan to leave government,” said Daley in a statement. "[The firm] has a demonstrated commitment to giving back to the community, which is important to me.”
This isn't the first job Daley has accepted since leaving office.

Eight days after new Mayor Rahm Emanuel was appointed, the University of Chicago gave Daley a five-year appointment as distinguished fellow.

Among his responsibilities, Daley will coordinate a guest lecture series for the Harris School of Public Policy Studies about major issues facing cities in the 21st Century.

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