Board Secretary

Thaddeus J. Malik (Thad) is a partner in the Corporate Department of Paul Hastings and is based in the firm’s Chicago office. He has a wide-ranging practice with a focus on M&A, securities and private equity transactions, as well as general corporate and securities counseling. Thad has extensive experience in mergers, acquisitions, dispositions, strategic investments and joint ventures in a variety of industries, including defense and aerospace, publishing, software development, gaming and financial and shareholder services. His international experience includes transactions throughout the EU and China. He also represents committees of independent directors, including audit, compensation and special investigative committees, on various matters.

Thad’s work has been recognized in the Mergers & Acquisitions category by Chambers, Martindale-Hubbell®, AV Peer Review Rated, Illinois Super Lawyers The Legal 500 and Lawdragon magazine’s list of “500 Leading Dealmakers”

In 2014, Thad joined the TimeLine Theatre Company Board of Directors. He cites TimeLine’s production of RAISIN IN THE SUN as the show that sparked his interest in company. His involvement in TimeLine is inspired by the stories that connect with today’s social and political issues and the company’s educational programs. He is also Board member and serves as counsel to The First Tee of Greater Chicago, The Illinois Professional Golfers Association Foundation and The Elmhurst Children’s Assistance Foundation.

Mr. Malik received a JD degree from Harvard Law School and a BA degree from Northwestern University. A native of Elmhurst, IL, he enjoys spending time with his family as well as spending time on the golf course.