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Financial Research Institute (FRI) Advisory Board

Sadzi Oliva


Illinois Commerce Commission

Sadzi Martha Oliva was appointed to a five year term as ICC Commissioner, effective January 17, 2017.

Prior to joining the ICC, Commissioner Oliva was General Counsel for the Illinois Department of Financial and Professional Regulation. Previous positions within the Illinois Department of Financial and Professional Regulation include Ethics Officer, Administrative Law Judge and Chief of Medical Prosecutions. She also worked at the Illinois Department of Children and Family Services as the Chief Administrative Law Judge. Early in her career, Commissioner Oliva served as an Assistant Attorney General at the Office of the Illinois Attorney General, Special Prosecutions Bureau, where she prosecuted financial crimes. Commissioner Oliva was Chair of the Illinois Governor’s Office Administrative Hearings Review Committee which organized and presented the Chicago Bar Association’s Annual Administrative Law Conference as well as other continuing legal education seminars related to Administrative Hearings. She was also the co-chair of the Rules Subcommittee for Governor Bruce Rauner’s Bureau of Administrative Hearings Pilot and guided and helped draft the Model Rules of Practice in Administrative Hearings. Commissioner Oliva earned a JD from Loyola University School of Law and a BA from DePaul. She is a member of the Cuban American Chamber of Commerce of Illinois, and has volunteered in multiple capacities including the Chicago Coalition for Law Related Education and Lawyers in the Classroom.