Director and Senior Counsel

Discover Financial Services

Email: kareem.a.dale@gmail.com

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Kareem Dale grew up in Chicago and received his B.A. from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. He later graduated Cum Laude with his JD/MBA from the University of Illinois and became a successful lawyer. He currently serves as Director and Senior Counsel with Discover Financial Services. In 2009, he was appointed by President Obama as a Special Assistant to the President for Disability Policy, the highest ranking position on disability ever to be created by a President. While at the White House working for the President, he also led outreach and engagement to the legal community, including coordinating outreach for the appointment and nomination for two U.S. Supreme Court Justices as well as numerous federal appellate and district court judges. Before joining the Obama administration, he was the Managing Partner of The Dale Law Group where his practice focused on commercial litigation, personal injury and real estate. He spent 7 years at Winston & Strawn as a litigation attorney prior to opening his own law firm. He also has been active in community service. Kareem was a 2017 Leadership Greater Chicago Fellow. He was a member of the Steering Committee in Chicago celebrating the 25th anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act. He served on the Board of Directors for Access Living in Chicago for three years. He also served as the past President of the Board of Directors for the Black Ensemble Theater in Chicago.

Areas of Expertise: Legal, Public Policy

Interests: Employment, Government, Technology