Bloomberg Law
May 6, 2021, 10:00 AM

Adtalem Top Lawyer Who Drove Dealmaker Diversity Exits Educator

Ruiqi Chen
Ruiqi Chen

Adtalem Global Education Inc.’s general counsel and senior vice president Chaka Patterson, known for his diversity advocacy in the legal profession, has resigned from the for-profit education company after around three years.

In an SEC filing, the Chicago-based company said Patterson had resigned as of April 30 to pursue another opportunity and that there were no disputes or conflicts with the board or management. Adtalem associate general counsel Larry Bachman has stepped in as interim general counsel until a permanent successor is found.

Patterson’s departure comes shortly after the announcement that the Justice Department was dropping a False Claims ...

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