A native of Leroy, Illinois, David Crumbaugh graduated in 1973 from Illinois State University with a bachelor’s degree in political science. He holds a J.D. from the University of Illinois College of Law; and since 1976 he has practiced law, focusing on secured lending for more than 30 years. A partner in the firm of Latham & Watkins LLP in Chicago, he devotes his practice principally to the representation of banks and commercial finance companies in transactional matters.
David’s practice focuses on secured finance. He has closed more than 500 leveraged buy-outs and refinancings. He represents numerous commercial finance lenders and has broad experience in virtually all legal issues faced by banks and commercial lenders. His principal focus is cross-border transactions. He also has substantial experience with first lien/second lien and senior debt/high yield transactions. David has represented lender clients on financings in virtually every type of industry, including food products, distribution, media and communications companies, healthcare, heavy manufacturing sectors, and software companies.
David’s rankings include 2016 Outstanding Lawyer of the Year for Banking and Finance Law by Best Lawyers and top-tier lawyer in Chicago for Finance in Chambers USA 2005-2016.
He has been active for more than 25 years in the Commercial Finance Association (CFA), the trade association that represents asset-based lenders, serving the organization as a Board member of its Education Foundation from 1997 to 2005 and as its Chair from 2005 to 2006. He has served as a Board member of the Career Transitions Center of Chicago from 2010 to the present and, since 2012, has served as Chair of that Board. He is also a past member of the Board of Directors for the River Forest Community Center (1985-1987) and was its Chair from 1987 to 1989.
He regularly conducts continuing legal education seminars regarding commercial finance topics. In addition, he has published numerous articles on secured lending issues with particular emphasis on tax and accounting issues affecting secured lending.
David is a charter member of the Illinois State University Attorneys Advisory Board. He and his wife, Mary Jo Bollero, currently reside in Chicago.
After having received his elementary and secondary education in the Milwaukee Public School system, Tom Eimermann went on to earn a B.A. from North Central College and M.A. and Ph.D. degrees from the University of Illinois-Urbana/Champaign. He joined the faculty of the Department of Political Science at Illinois State University in 1970.
During his first year on campus he developed ISU’s first formal prelaw program and served as the university’s official Prelaw Advisor for more than 20 years. Over the next few years, as part of his work to build this prelaw program, he worked with students to found the ISU Law Club; worked with faculty in English and Philosophy to develop a non-credit prep course for students taking the Law School Admissions Test; and worked with local attorneys and judges to establish ISU’s highly successful Mock Trial program.
In 1975, Tom further expanded the range of law related courses offered at ISU and created an alternative occupational track for students who were interested in legal careers by starting a paralegal program. In so doing, ISU became one of the first universities in the country to offer a baccalaureate level paralegal program, and he became a national leader in the field of paralegal education by authoring several leading textbooks in the field and being selected for a term as President of the American Association for Paralegal Education.
Over the course of his 32 years as a full-time faculty member, he held a variety of positions in University governance, including being a member of the Academic Senate and a faculty representative on the Joint Advisory Committee of the former Board of Regents. In 1975-76 he was an Assistant to the Dean of the College of Arts & Sciences, and from 1992-98 he was Chair of the Department of Political Science. During his tenure as Department Chair, he implemented a major change in the department’s curriculum, helped launched the Peace Corps Fellows program, and helped organize the university’s Council of Department Chairs. He also served a term as the head of that Council.
After finishing his term as Department Chair, he turned his attention to forming the Attorneys Advisory Board as a mechanism for getting attorney alums more involved in supporting ISU’s prelaw programs by participating in mentoring and internship programs; advising and assisting students in selecting and enrolling in law schools; and helping alumni attorneys network with each other.
After “retiring” in 2002, “Dr. E” continued to teach part-time as an adjunct professor for another six years and remained involved in local community organizations that included the ACLU, CASA, Compassion & Choices, the Illinois Attorney Registration & Disciplinary Commission, and Prairie State Legal Services.
Carl Hulse is the Chief Washington Correspondent of the New York Times, one of a series of high-level jobs he has has held at the nation's leading newspaper during more than three decades reporting in the nation's capital.
Carl joined The Times Co. in 1986 as a reporter and later Washington Bureau Chief for the New York Times Regional Newspaper Group. In that role, he provided and directed coverage for newspapers owned by The Times Stephen Crowley/The New York Times around the country. In 2000, he became an editor for the Times, directing Washington coverage of the Sept. 11, 2001 attacks and the aftermath of the terrorist strike.
In 2002, he returned to Capitol Hill as the paper's Chief Congressional Correspondent, developing a reputation as one of the country's most respected and knowledgeable journalists covering the House and Senate. In 2011 he again joined the managerial ranks, serving as Washington Editor with responsibility for coverage by the Times out of Washington from the White House to Congress to the Pentagon.
Since 2013, Carl has been the paper's Chief Washington Correspondent and the author of "On Washington," his widely read, behind-the-scenes look at what is occurring throughout Washington. He oversaw development of First Draft, the daily political email newsletter distributed by the Times to hundreds of thousands of subscribers. Carl is known as one the most savvy political journalists in the nation whether he is writing about Congress, the White House, the judiciary or national elections. He has covered eight presidential election cycles and 17 congressional elections.
At Illinois State, Carl majored in speech communication and worked at the Vidette, beginning as a junior staff member responsible for editing wire stories and the daily weather forecast. He later covered the Academic Senate before becoming the news editor in 1976, the No. 2 editorial position at the paper. Along with Brian Adair, the editor at the time, Carl oversaw the switch to a five-day-a-week publication schedule for the Vidette. The workload necessitated an extra semester of classwork before he graduated in December 1976 but Carl has always credited his time at I.S.U. and the Vidette with providing the education and practical experience he needed to succeed in journalism.
After graduation, Carl immediately went to work at the LaSalle-Peru, Illinois, News Tribune near his hometown of Ottawa and then moved to the Daily Journal in Kankakee before joining the News and Sun-Sentinel in Fort Lauderdale, Florida for five years. He relocated to Washington in late 1985 to begin his career in national political and government reporting.
Carl and his wife, Kim, a long-time employee at the National Geographic Society, have two sons, Nicholas and Benjamin. The family has deep roots in the Capitol Hill residential neighborhood. In his spare time, Carl is the drummer in a popular local band, The NativeMakers.