Senior Vice President and General Counsel, Exelon Corporation

Thomas O’Neill joined Exelon in 2017 after serving as General Counsel of ComEd, where he played a key role in developing energy legislation in Illinois. He also serves on the Board of Directors of the Christopher House, which assists children and families in need. Thomas and the Exelon legal team recently received the Pro Bono Institute's Laurie D. Zelon Award for their work to improve access to justice. 

Exelon’s legal department prides itself on its diversity and continues to look for ways to improve by hosting diverse summer law clerks and mentoring minority high school students. The company is involved in a variety of community outreach programs, including a partnership with Working in the Schools, a group that mentors low income and minority students in Chicago. Exelon was named an LCLD Top Performer in 2018 and 2019. 

Read about Exelon's 2019 LCLD Learning Experience here. 

Joined LCLD 2014 

Highlights of LCLD Participation

Fellows Program
Hosted Learning Experience (2019)
Hosted Leadership Lunch (2014)
Fellows nominated: 
2020: Cheryl Crumpton, Tracy Hannan; 2019: Kim Hassan, Katherine Smith; 2018: Shaila Lakhani Ohri, Kimberly Curry; 2017: Tamra Domeyer, Melissa Leigh Lauderdale; 2016: Denise GalambosRyan K. Harding; 2015: Jeanne J. Dworetzky, Nadim A. Kazi; 2014: Divesh Gupta, Amy M. Tarr; 2013: Jeffrey D. Hutton, Nina L. Jezic; 2012: Traci Braun, Anthony E. Gay; 2011: Anne Ciesla Bancroft, Veronica Gomez

Pathfinder Program
Pathfinders selected:
2020: Allyson Pait, Olivia Carberry; 2019: Alex Hider, Michael Lee; 2018: Amanda Gomez, Arushi Sharma-Frank

Success in Law School Mentoring Program
Mentors provided: 2019, 2015, 2014, 2013

Annual Meeting (2019, 2018, 2017, 2014) 
Annual Meeting Table Host (2019)
Leadership Summit (2017)

Member: Thomas O’Neill

Diversity Professional: Melissa Lauderdale-Ward