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Scott L. Selinger Government Policy Advisor

Scott L. Selinger is a government policy advisor whose practice is built on an extensive career in government relations and public service. Prior to joining Dykema, Mr. Selinger was Legislative Director for the Taxpayers’ Federation of Illinois (TFI), serving as the key liaison between the organization and the State’s Department of Revenue, General Assembly and Executive Branch on state and local taxation issues, with a focus on corporate taxation matters, state business tax incentives and overall state budget policy.

Mr. Selinger served as Director, Government Relations for the Illinois Bankers Association (IBA). Serving as the association’s key liaison with members of the state’s 95th and 96th General Assemblies, he developed, advocated and implemented the IBA’s legislative agenda, and fostered constructive working relationships with key members of the banking, judiciary and business committees in the legislature.

Mr. Selinger’s predecessor experience also includes legislative liaison work for the Illinois Department of Financial and Professional Regulation, focusing on professional licensure and regulatory issues. In that role, he helped the agency centralize the regulation of nearly one million individuals in the financial, insurance and professional licensure industries in Illinois.

Prior to that, he served on the staff of Illinois House Speaker Michael J. Madigan and was involved in political organizing efforts in such realms as field operations, media relations and voter outreach initiatives. In addition, Mr. Selinger is also an accomplished campaign operative, having directed successful re-election victories for two state representatives as well as advising numerous other state and local officeholders.

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