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MARC C.

CONNELLY
212 West Fourth Street
Hinsdale, Illinois 60521
mc307caa@westpost.net
Cell* 630-734-1075

CAREER SUMMARY
I am an experienced attorney with over fifteen years in the legal profession. I
hold a bachelor's degree in political science, a master's degree in entrepreneu
rship, as well as a law degree. I possess broad experience as a corporate gener
al counsel and thrive in an environment that affords me the opportunity to handl
e a wide array of business and legal issues. I have extensive, hands-on experie
nce in commercial contracts, including, but not limited to, leases, supplier and
customer contracts, non-disclosure, intellectual property, master purchase agre
ements, and employment agreements. I have comprehensive knowledge in the areas o
f contract negotiation, technology law, employment law, construction law, teleco
mmunications law, lease negotiations, licensing agreements, RFPs, and government
contracts. I am a proactive, self-starter with excellent drafting, writing, and
negotiation skills. I provide guidance and direction reflecting good business j
udgment, strategic vision and substantive legal expertise.

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

Attorney/Contract Negotiations Manager 2010 - Present


U.S. Cellular Corporation Bensenville, Illinois
* Lead contract negotiations on behalf of this multi-billion dollar wireless com
munications company.
* Demonstrate expertise with legal agreements including, but not limited to nond
isclosure agreements, master services agreements, end-user license agreements an
d statement of work.
* Lead project teams through vendor solicitation and selection process, includin
g requests for information/quote/proposal and scoring and evaluation for complex
, multi-million dollar initiatives.
* Determine contract strategy and planning for each unique solution, prescribing
the appropriate approach and ensuring requisite agreements are in place.
* Advise project teams and stakeholders of industry trends for technical solutio
ns and best practices.
Attorney/Government Contracts 2007 - 2010
CDW Corporation Chicago, Illinois
* Drafted, reviewed and negotiated services agreements, sales contracts, license
/intellectual property and federal, state, local, healthcare and education propo
sals for this multi-billion dollar information technology company.
* Advised senior management, as well as sales personnel, on contractual legal an
d business issues involving purchase and sale agreements, vendor master agreemen
ts, corporate, government and healthcare proposals, licensing agreements, statem
ents of work, support agreements and federal teaming agreements, among others.
* Chairman of the departmental committee responsible for developing and implemen
ting coworker continuing education programs.
* Supervised and trained all legal interns.
* Winner of the CDW Way Award for outstanding performance of duties.

General Counsel 2000 - 2007


Telmar Network Technology, Inc. Irvine, California
* Managed all aspects of in-house legal function for the 600 employees of this m
ulti-national telecommunications logistics and supply chain vendor and its subsi
diary entities.
* Directed all legal negotiations on major end-of-life Alcatel product line purc
hases and licensing agreements which were a key factor in the company's growth.
* Supervised and managed the lease negotiation team.
* Designed and implemented a contract management system for tracking all company
commitments which resulted in increased efficiencies and streamlined the due di
ligence process.
* Negotiated all purchase, software support, outsourcing, subcontractor and rese
ller agreements with major service providers and equipment suppliers, including
Alcatel/Lucent, Cingular/AT&T, Nokia, Nortel, Qwest, Sprint/Nextel and Verizon.
* Argued before the Bureau Chief of the FCC Wireless Telecommunications Bureau o
n behalf of Commnet Wireless, Inc. (a subsidiary of Telmar Network Technology).
* Managed all FCC regulatory affairs and corporate governance activities.

General Counsel 1993-2000


GFC Contractors, Inc. Chicago, Illinois
* Supervised all corporate legal matters including contract negotiation, litigat
ion and alternative dispute resolution, leasing and employment contracts.
* Controlled all customer and subcontractor documentation and obligations contra
cts.
* Developed all safety manuals, human resources policies and corporate best prac
tices guidelines.
* Initiated and oversaw implementation of radio dispatch process and inventory b
ar code tracking and control system which resulted in significant variable cost
savings and increased efficiencies.
* Developed and guided long-term strategic planning and operations.
* Managed and supervised accounting and job cost-estimating teams.

Prosecutor 1991 - 1993


City of Chicago - Office of the Corporation Counsel Chicago, Illinois
* Implemented pre-trial agreement procedure for traffic infractions resulting in
decreased court congestion and wait time for cases pending trial.
* Promoted to Municipal Prosecutions Division responsible for the prosecution of
various ordinance violations.

Intern May-August, 1991


Illinois Attorney General's Office Chicago, Illinois

EDUCATION AND LICENSURE


M.B.A., DePaul University, Chicago, Illinois
J.D., The John Marshall Law School, Chicago Illinois
State of Illinois Bar Admission
State of Michigan Bar Admission
B.A. in Political Science, Loyola University, Chicago Illinois

CIVIC INVOLVEMENT AND AFFILIATIONS


Board Member - Zoning Board of Appeals for the Village of Hinsdale, Illinois
Member - American Mensa
Board Member - Irish American Hall of Fame