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Roland Burris testifys at Blagojevich impeachment hearing in Illinoi
Ed Genson, left, lawyer for Illinois governor Rod Blagojevich, speaks with Illinois Speaker of the House Michael Madigan, right, before an impeachment hearing held by the Illinois House of Representatives Special Investigative Committee at the Illinois state capitol in Springfield, IL., on January 8, 2009. The committee voted to send impeachment proceedings for Gov. Rod Blagojevich (D-IL) to the full House for consideration. (UPI Photo/Mark Cowan)
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Edward M. Genson (born c. 1941) is a Chicago attorney who has represented high profile defendants such as musician R. Kelly, newspaper owner Conrad Black, and Illinois Governor Rod Blagojevich.

Genson was born June 30, 1941. He received a B.A. degree from Northwestern University in 1962, and a J.D. from its law school in 1965.

He was hired by Illinois Governor Rod Blagojevich after the Governor's arrest on corruption charges on December 9, 2008 and represented him at the impeachment hearings in the Illinois House of Representatives. However, on January 16, the U.S. attorney's office in the Northern District of Illinois said Genson would not represent Blagojevich in his state Senate impeachment trial.

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