Attorney Baker & McKenzie LLP Chicago
Amalia Rioja is a member of the Banking & Finance and International/Commercial practice groups. With more than 20 years of public sector and private practice experience, Ms. Rioja is a resource to clients at all levels of local, state or federal government. During her tenure as deputy chief of staff to Governor Quinn, Ms. Rioja supervised the state of Illinois’ relationship with its private lottery manager. She led negotiations of several gaming expansion bills and oversaw the operations of several state departments, including the Department of Revenue, the Illinois Department of Financial and Professional Regulation, and the Illinois Liquor Control Commission. In prior governmental roles, Ms. Rioja served as acting public access counselor to Illinois Attorney General Lisa Madigan and Deputy General Counsel to Illinois Comptroller Dan Hynes.