As general counsel, William A. Von Hoene, Jr., 54, has responsibility for all of Exelonís legal affairs, corporate governance and internal audit and controls. Von Hoene joined Exelon, one of the nationís largest public utilities and the owner of the largest fleet of nuclear plants in the country, in February 2002, as vice president and deputy general counsel in charge of the companyís litigation. In March 2004, he was promoted to senior vice president, in January 2005 to acting general counsel, in February 2006 to general counsel, and in February 2008 to executive vice president.
Prior to joining Exelon, Von Hoene was a senior partner at Jenner & Block, specializing in complex civil and white-collar criminal litigation. While at Jenner & Block, he served on the management committee and, at various times, as hiring partner and chairperson of the firmís pro bono and diversity committees.
Von Hoene is past president of the Chicago Lawyers Committee for Civil Rights Under Law, Inc., and past general counsel to the Leadership Council for Metropolitan Open Communities. He currently serves on the boards of directors for the Joffrey Ballet and the Legal Assistance Foundation of Chicago.
Von Hoene received the 2007 Association of Corporate Counsel Pro Bono Award, which recognizes the most outstanding corporate pro bono program in the country.