Ernie Torain

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Ernie Torain

Ernie Torain serves as general counsel, corporate secretary and executive vice president of Huron. He is responsible for Huron’s global legal function and has more than 30 years of experience as in-house counsel and in private practice.


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Ernie was appointed general counsel, corporate secretary and executive vice president of Huron in March 2020.

Before he joined Huron, Ernie held several positions at Illinois Tool Works Inc. (ITW), most recently serving as associate general counsel. Prior to joining ITW, he was a shareholder in the securities and capital markets practice at Vedder Price from November 2004 until September 2010. Previously, he served as a partner and associate at Katten Muchin Rosenman LLP, focusing on M&A and corporate finance.

Ernie is a member of the American Bar Association, the Executive Leadership Council and The Economic Club of Chicago. He received his A.B. in Economics from Dartmouth College and his J.D. from the University of Michigan.

Education & Certifications

  • J.D., University of Michigan
  • A.B., Dartmouth College

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