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Christos M. Linardakis earned his B.A. in International Business & Economics in 1988 and has a minor in English Literature from a local community college. He then went on to earn his J.D. and LL.M at John Marshall Law School in International Corporate Law and International Trade Law. He has served as Molex’s, a subsidiary of Koch Industries, Global Trade Compliance & ITAR Empowered Official and Trade Regulatory attorney, as well as in global compliance and regulatory legal positions for a Fortune 25 computer technology company and a Fortune 500 telecommunications company. He is an adjunct professor at John Marshall Law School LLM Program, Corporate International Trade Compliance, for attorneys looking to pursue their master’s degree.
The highlight of his career was when he had the honor of working as co-counsel with former U.S. Ambassador Richard Williamson on a Sudanese humanitarian case, personally petitioning before the Dept. of State for deployment of humanitarian equipment and services to Sudan.
Linardakis is fluent in Greek and proficient in French, and has traveled extensively for international companies throughout the world. He has studied abroad in Turkey and Greece via Lake Forest College, and worked in Greece establishing distributors for Kawasaki products.
He currently is pursuing his Masters in Theology in Canon Law through the St. John of Damascus School of Theology. He has self-published a book entitled Sacred Art: A Visual Journey through the Eastern Orthodox Church, depicting rare manuscripts as well as icons with their respective historical meaning.
Linardakis is currently a board member of The Education Center, a not-for-profit located in Naperville, IL, which helps young adolescents in life coaching skills, as well as on the Board of Directors of the Anixter Center in Chicago, one of the largest non-profits in the city encompassing Lekotek and the Chicago Hearing Society.