Of Counsel

Phone: 312-111-2222

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Debbie Bencik-Briggs

Practice Description

Debbie Bencik Briggs’ legal career includes extensive in-house and private practice experience with an emphasis on complex business transactions. Her work spans large public mergers, acquisitions, divestitures, securities offerings, joint ventures, and outsourcings to mid-market and emerging business deals, including technology agreements and various commercial arrangements. For eight years, Debbie served as Senior Transactions Counsel in the corporate department at Motorola, Inc., with a diverse global practice including leading the divestiture of the automotive business, driving business process outsourcings in the areas of IT, human resources, facilities, and others, managing the strategic venture practice, and providing legal representation on many complex technology-driven joint ventures, technology transfers, and other commercial transactions.

Prior Legal and Business Affiliations

Woodvale Partners, Of Counsel, Oak Brook, Illinois (2008 – 2015)
Motorola, Senior Transactions Counsel, Schaumburg, Illinois (1999– 2007)
Mayer Brown, Corporate & Securities Associate, Chicago, Illinois (1996 – 1999)
Edwards Wildman Palmer, Corporate Associate, Chicago, Illinois (1995 – 1996)
Much Shelist, Chicago, Illinois (1993 – 1995)
Corporate Associate (1994 – 1995)
Summer Associate (1993)

Bar Admissions

Illinois, 1994


University of Michigan Law School at Ann Arbor, Ann Arbor, Michigan
J.D. – 1993
Miami University, Oxford, Ohio
B.A. cum laude – 1991
Major: Finance

Professional Associations and Memberships

Illinois State Bar Association, Member