Commercial Law League of America


MAY 15-17, 2024         SWISSÔTEL, CHICAGO

William H. Thrush, Jr.
2023-2024 CLLA President

I love the City of Chicago. There is so much to do and see there, whether it’s catching a Cubs game, visiting the Art Institute, taking the architecture boat tour, soaking in the view from atop the Willis Tower, snapping a selfie in front of the Bean, strolling the lakefront, searching for the best deep dish pizza or Chicago-style hot dog, digging some blues music at Buddy Guy’s or Kingston Mines, or treating yourself to some shopping on the Magnificent Mile (like maybe buying a new hat). No matter which way you go, you are bound to have a good time.

What better way to enjoy that good time than to pair it with 3 super days of professional camaraderie, networking, education, and fellowship! This year’s conference looks to be better than ever, with great speakers and educational topics, awards, fun events and, of course, business development and networking opportunities. And don’t forget that we will install this year’s new slate of leaders, including your 2024-2025 President, Ted Hamilton! You won’t want to miss it.

Also, in keeping with the tradition started by last year’s First Lady, Maria Kozelek, the current First Lady, Nancy Thrush, will be hosting an event to benefit the Women’s Empowerment and Networking Event. Last year’s event was such a success you will surely want to be a part of this year’s event as well.

So, as I head into the turn and look toward the back-nine of my Presidential term, I am so excited about what the future holds for our organization. We have momentum. We have engagement. We have energy. And we have each other. What could be better? Won’t you come out to Chicago and help us celebrate the premier commercial law trade organization in the world?