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Mr. Baroni graduated from DePauw University with a BA in History and a minor in English Literature. He graduated, cum laude, from Howard University School of Law where he was an editor on the law journal. During law school Mr. Baroni was an honors clerk for the United States Environmental Protection Agency, a summer research intern for the law firm of Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom, an extern for Federal District Court Judge Paul Friedman and an extern at the United States Department of Justice. Upon graduation, Mr. Baroni became an assistant state's attorney for the DuPage County State's Attorney's Office from 1996 to 2000. From 2000 through 2004, Mr. Baroni served as Legal Counsel to the Illinois Senate Judiciary Committee, Senate President and Senate Minority Leader. In 2004, Baroni began a law practice and public policy consulting business. His law practice focuses on criminal defense and public policy work. Additionally, Baroni has served as special counsel to a number of government bodies and committees. Since 2004, Baroni has served as Director of the Criminal Law Edit Align and Reform (CLEAR) Initiative. Chaired by former Illinois Governor James R. Thompson and Appellate Justice Gino DiVito, the CLEAR Initiative, and its Commission, is a comprehensive effort to overhaul the Illinois Criminal and Sentencing Codes. From 2005 to 2008, Baroni served as special counsel to the Illinois Capital Punishment Reform Study Committee. In 2007, the Illinois Supreme Court appointed Baroni a member of the Second District Committee on Character and Fitness. Finally, in addition to numerous scholarly publications, Baroni co-authored the Illinois Sentencing and Disposition Guide published by Lexis/Nexis in 2010.