Fioretti's new job
07/13/2011 10:00 PM
After years of operating his own law practice, Ald. Bob Fioretti has decided to shutter his personal office and join up with a bigger organization.
As first reported by Crain’s Chicago Business’s Greg Hinz, Fioretti has a new gig at the firm Wolin, Kelter & Rosen Ltd.
Fioretti said he’s hoping to leverage his new firm’s resources, like their law library and access to Lexis-Nexis, to help him with his work as alderman.
“They’re a full-service firm, they can help on getting resources we don’t have,” Fioretti said. “They don’t give those resources at the city.”
Fioretti said it’ll be nice to be part of a firm that doesn’t have his name on the door. For one, he found it difficult to focus on bringing in business while working upwards of 50 hours a week on the city council.
One of Fioretti’s most prominent cases in his pre-aldermanic life was his work on the Baby Tamia case, in which a woman tried to retrieve a baby she had given up for adoption, but later tried to get back claiming she had given it up due to a bout with postpartum depression.