Jill Wine Banks Wiki
Jill Wine Banks was born in Chicago, Illinois on 5 May 1943. She is an is an American lawyer who was one of the prosecutors during the Watergate scandal.
Jill Wine Banks Biography
After law school, Wine-Volner joined the United States Department of Justice, becoming one of the first female attorneys in the organized crime section. During the Watergate scandal, she served on the staff of special prosecutor Leon Jaworski.In that capacity, in the proceedings before Judge John Sirica, she was responsible for cross-examining President of the United States Richard Nixon’s secretary Rose Mary Woods about the 18-1/2 minute gap on the Watergate tapes.
Wine-Volner was given the task of cross-examining Woods after a colleague made an inappropriate remark to the press, leading Jaworski to assign Wine-Volner the task. During cross examination, Wine-Volner had Woods recreate the way in which Woods claimed she accidentally erased a portion of the tape when she was transcribing it. Woods had claimed to have kept her foot on the pedal on the tape recorder, and Wine-Volner succeeded in demonstrating that this was implausible.
After Watergate, Wine-Volner joined a Washington, D.C. law firm. In 1977, President Jimmy Carter nominated her to serve as General Counsel of the Army, and she subsequently held that post until 1980. She was the first woman to hold the position of General Counsel of the Army. After divorcing Ian Volner, in 1980 she married her high school flame Michael Banks, an antiques dealer living in Winnetka, Illinois, and changed her name to Jill Wine-Banks.
In 1980, at the behest of Albert E. Jenner, Jr., who had served on the staff of the Republicans on the House Judiciary Committee during Watergate and who had been impressed with her in-court performance, she became a partner at the Chicago law firm of Jenner & Block. In 1987, she became the executive director of the American Bar Association, the first woman to hold that position. In 1989, there was a minor scandal after Wine-Banks persuaded the Illinois Attorney General’s office, of which Wine-Banks had once been the second in command, to assign a prosecutor to investigate a veterinarian who she believed had negligently treated her Dalmatian, leading to the dog’s death. After the Chicago Tribune ran a story titled Grieving Dog Owner Unleashes Clout With State.
In 1992, Wine-Banks joined Motorola as a director and vice president, a position she held until 2000.From 1997 to 2000, she was also a vice president of Maytag. In 2001, she founded and was the chief executive officer of Winning Workplaces, a human resources firm. She left Winning Workplaces in 2003 and joined the Chicago Public Schools as chief officer for career and technical education, a post she held until 2008. Since November 2008, Wine-Banks has worked as a consultant with F & H Solutions.
Wine-Banks later served under President Jimmy Carter as the first woman to hold the position of US General Counsel of the Army .She was also the first woman to hold the position of the executive director of the American Bar Association.
Jill Wine Banks Age
Banks who was born in Chicago, Illinois on 5 May 1943.
Jill Wine Banks Family
She was born in Chicago to Bert S. Wine and Sylvia Dawn (née Simon) Wine.
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Jill Wine Banks Husband
Wine Banks’s marriage to Ian Volner ended in divorce. She then married antiques dealer Michael Banks.
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