Illinois League announces new Office of General Counsel staff member

NAPERVILLE, IL. (December 18, 2014) — The Illinois Credit Union League (ICUL) is pleased to announce the addition of a new staff member in its Office of General Counsel.

Steve Haubner accepted the position of ICUL’s assistant general counsel, effective December 1, 2014.  Haubner will be based in ICUL’s headquarters office in Naperville and provide a full spectrum of assistance and guidance regarding regulatory and compliance matters to the League’s 315 Illinois affiliated credit unions.

Prior to joining ICUL, Haubner was an assistant attorney general in the Consumer Protection Division of the Illinois Attorney General’s office.  Up to that time, he served as associate attorney for James B. Carroll and Associates, where he focused on complex commercial litigation.  In this role, Haubner served as outside general counsel to a $2 billion regional bank on compliance issues ranging from the Dodd-Frank Act to the Truth in Lending Act to the Gramm-Leach-Bliley Act, as well as handling corporate and transactional matters for the bank.  In addition, Haubner has also served as assistant state’s attorney in the criminal division of Lake County, and a law clerk in the United States Bankruptcy Court, Central District of Illinois.

A native of Hoffman Estates, Illinois and currently a resident of Chicago, Illinois, Haubner holds his juris doctorate from the University of Illinois College of Law in Champaign, a Masters of Business Administration (MBA) in finance and strategy from the University of Notre Dame Mendoza College of Business, and a bachelor of arts degree from Bradley University in Peoria, Illinois.  Haubner is also a United States Army Reservist, currently serving as a judge advocate, with the rank of captain, in the 308th Civil Affairs Brigade from Homewood, Illinois.  He was deployed to Afghanistan and was awarded the Bronze Star and Army Commendation Medal.

“A key component of the Illinois Credit Union League’s advocacy on behalf of its affiliated credit unions is to help them navigate the current environment of ever-increasing regulatory burden,” stated Stephen R. Olson, ICUL executive vice president and general counsel.  “The addition of Steve to our advocacy effort will enable us to focus at a higher level on regulatory compliance matters, so our affiliates can more effectively serve their members.”


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