Timothy J. Rivelli is senior vice president and chief legal officer for Underwriters Laboratories Inc., providing counsel to the organization on strategic planning, legal risks, and compliance. A longtime leader in corporate governance, Rivelli has extensive experience in advising businesses on complex legal, dispute, regulatory, and business issues.
Before joining Underwriters Laboratories, Rivelli served four years at UL Inc., first as senior counsel and subsequently as vice president of legal affairs and special counsel. He had previously worked at Winston & Strawn LLP for over 30 years, acting as a trusted advisor and legal counsel in general corporate and litigation matters. He was also an adjunct professor, teaching business law, at Northwestern University’s Kellogg School of Management from 2015 to 2018.
Rivelli has served on a number of civic and nonprofit boards, including the board of trustees for Edward-Elmhurst Health from 2003 to the present. Rivelli has been a member of the board’s executive committee since 2010 and served as chair of the board for Edward Health Ventures between 2012 and 2018 as well as for Linden Oaks Hospital between 2003 and 2018. Furthermore, upon the Jan. 1, 2022, merger of NorthShore University HealthSystem and Edward-Elmhurst Health, Rivelli will serve as a member of the board of directors of the merged systems (NS-EH) and become vice chair of the NS-EH Board Governance Compensation Committee.
Rivelli earned a B.A. in philosophy from Northwestern University in Illinois and a J.D. from Loyola University in Chicago. He was named a top attorney by U.S. News & World Report in 2014 and has been consistently recognized by his peers with membership in the Leading Lawyers Network and as an Illinois Super Lawyer.