Cindy Abbott joins Chicago Public Media as its first ever General Counsel. In her role, she is responsible for all legal matters affecting the organization. She has a breadth of experience in dispute resolution, risk management, intellectual property, contracts and external/internal legal management. Most recently, she worked at Motorola Mobility where she held the position of Senior Legal Director and advised business leaders on a full range of legal issues. This position was the culmination of an 18 year career with Motorola. Cindy began her career at Katten Muchin & Rosenman and became a partner in the firm’s litigation practice.
Cindy earned her bachelor’s degree from the School of Foreign Service at Georgetown University in Washington, D.C., and her law degree from Northwestern Pritzker School of Law. She is a native of Chicago and is adjusting to empty nester status with her husband, and a wheaten terrier, named Bailey. She loves to cook, play golf and is an avid Blackhawks and Cubs fan.