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Although currently engaged in private law practice in Chicago, corporate lawyer David Webster has enjoyed lengthy careers at several corporations and government organizations. These include the Federal Bureau of Investigations (FBI), A.T. Kearney, Inc., and DeVry Inc. Following a 12-year tenure with the Chicago law firm Winston and Strawn, he served the FBI as part of a one-year White House Fellowship, providing legal counsel as part of the FBI Director’s personal staff. Mr. Webster’s success as Special Assistant to the Director of the FBI led to a subsequent position as Assistant General Counsel for Multilateral Negotiations for the United States Arms Control and Disarmament Agency, which required providing counsel to ambassadors leading U.S. arms control delegations overseas.At A.T. Kearney, where David Webster served as Vice President and General Counsel from 1994 to 2002, he worked in tandem with the global business consulting firm’s Chief Executive Officer and a group of world-class executives, providing legal advice and restructuring partner and vendor contracts. He saw the company through its transition from independent status to a subsidiary of a publicly owned company, advising on a host of complex corporate issues that arose. During his tenure at A.T. Kearney, Mr. Webster improved business outcomes by propagating a results-oriented culture, and he personally trained over 400 corporate officers on legal matters.Mr. Webster holds a Bachelor of Arts in History from Williams College in Massachusetts, and a Juris Doctor from the University of Virginia School of Law. In his current practice at Webster Law Office, he provides counsel and litigation services to start-up ventures and small-to-medium businesses, with a focus on employment law, mergers and acquisitions, and unfair competition. In addition to serving his clientele, Mr. Webster writes on legal and other topics, and several of his articles have appeared in the Pulitzer-Prize winning newspaper the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel.