Judge Janet S. Baer - Biography

Appointed
 Appointed for a fourteen year term of office pursuant to 28 U.S.C. § 152 on March 5, 2012.
Education
 University of Wisconsin, B.A., Letters & Science-Communication Arts, 1979; DePaul University College of Law , J.D., 1982.
Other Government Service
 Law Clerk to the Honorable Robert L. Eisen, U.S. Bankruptcy Court, Northern District of Illinois, 1982-1984.
Prior Employment
 Partner in private practice with: Baer Higgins Fruchtman LLC; The Law Offices of Janet S. Baer, P.C.; Kirkland & Ellis LLP; Winston & Strawn; and Schwartz, Cooper, Greenberger & Krauss.
Organizations
 American Bar Association; Chicago Bar Association; National Conference of Bankruptcy Judges; American Bankruptcy Institute; International Women’s Insolvency & Restructuring Confederation; Turnaround Management Association; Union League Club of Chicago.