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New NIU College of Law Professors
Bring Wealth of Experience to the Classroom

July 24, 2015

DeKalb, Ill.--Northern Illinois University College of Law announced the addition of three new faculty members for its upcoming fall semester: Genevieve Tokic, David Rosenfeld and Daniel McConkie. The additions were also reported by the Chicago Daily Law Bulletin in their July 24, 2015 edition.

“Our three new professors bring a wealth of experience combined with impressive academic backgrounds,” said NIU Law Interim Dean Mark Cordes. “Their varied backgrounds in business, government and law will prove invaluable in preparing our students for the rigors of the working world, whether in practicing law or pursuing business careers.”    

Genevieve TokicGenevieve Tokic, an associate from the tax group at McDermott Will & Emery, will teach courses in the areas of tax and international business, where her expertise in international tax planning and cross-border business transactions will well-complement the school’s global reach and credentials. Previously, Professor Tokic served as an associate in the U.S. Corporate Finance Group of Norton Rose Fulbright in London, where she focused her practice on securities regulation and mergers and acquisitions. She has taught at the Texas Tech University School of Law and served as a visiting professor at NIU Law in 2011. She holds an LL.M. and undergraduate degrees from Northwestern University and a J.D. from the New York University School of Law. 

David RosenfeldDavid Rosenfeld will join the NIU Law faculty from the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC), where he was Associate Director of the SEC's New York office. At the SEC, Professor Rosenfeld supervised teams of attorneys in investigating and prosecuting violations of the federal securities laws, including cases of insider trading and accounting fraud. Professor Rosenfeld will teach securities law and other business-related courses, similar to courses he taught as an adjunct at Seton Hall Law School. Prior to working at the SEC, Professor Rosenfeld was in private practice at Davis Polk & Wardwell in New York. Professor Rosenfeld also taught at the University of Virginia, and served as a law clerk to the Honorable A. Raymond Randolph of the United States Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit. At the SEC, Professor Rosenfeld led numerous prominent investigations, including the Galleon insider trading cases and the New York Stock Exchange Specialist cases. Professor Rosenfeld graduated from Harvard Law School, where he was an editor of the Harvard Law Review, and received a Ph.D. in political theory from Columbia University. 

Daniel McConkieDaniel McConkie, a former Assistant U.S. States Attorney, will teach in the areas of criminal procedure, criminal law and ethics. Professor McConkie most recently served as a visiting assistant professor at Brigham Young University Law School, where he taught in those same areas. Professor McConkie was a prosecutor in California for eight years, first for the state and then for the federal government. As a federal prosecutor, he specialized in taking down large drug trafficking organizations and served as his office’s Ethics Advisor. As a scholar, he now writes about plea bargaining, which has almost entirely replaced jury trials in our justice system. Professor McConkie holds an Honors B.A. degree in history from the University of Utah, where he graduated cum laude, and a J.D. degree from Stanford Law School, where he was a Public Interest Fellow.



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