Robert Morgan, former general counsel for the Illinois Department of Public Health, has made the move to private practice.
Morgan, 34, will serve as Special Counsel in the healthcare practice group at Much Shelist, a Chicago-based law firm. He began his new role earlier this month.
In addition to serving as the top attorney in the health department, Morgan also served as statewide project coordinator for the Illinois Medical Cannabis Pilot Program. In that role, he was responsible for developing the state's processes to allow for legal cannabis use by eligible patients.
Before that, Moran served as associate general counsel in the Illinois Governor's office, where he was the lead attorney working on healthcare issues, including the Affordable Care Act. Morgan also managed a dozen state agency general counsels working on various issues.