Arriving Summer 2017

Myles Tobin

General Counsel


Myles is responsible for directing the project’s legal affairs and providing counsel on all significant legal issues. With more than 30 years of legal expertise in mergers and acquisitions, railroad regulatory compliance and commercial transactions, Myles has represented Fortune 1000 companies as a former partner at Chicago-based law firm, Fletcher & Sippel LLC, while providing legal counsel to the $4 billion transportation company, Canadian National Railway.


Most recently, Myles served as partner in the law firm of Fletcher & Sippel LLC. As the Vice President of U.S. Legal Affairs for Canadian National Railway, he counseled senior executives and directed the legal affairs of 40 U.S. subsidiaries ranging from land acquisition companies, bulk terminals and equipment leasing companies to several large and medium-sized railroads, including Illinois Central, Grand Trunk Western and Chicago Central & Pacific. He negotiated business and legal terms for the company’s $1.6 billion merger agreement with Illinois Central Railroad and, prior to that, served Illinois Central for nine years, ultimately as General Counsel. Myles also handled corporate and regulatory activities for the Chicago and North Western Transportation Company.


Myles holds a Juris Doctorate degree from Northwestern University School of Law and a bachelor’s degree in political science from Northwestern University. He is admitted to legal practice in the U.S. Supreme Court, the courts of the State of Illinois, the Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals and numerous other state and federal courts. Myles and his wife of 18+ years, Carol, are avid animal rights enthusiasts and are acutely focused on providing food, medical care, adoption and fostering services to homeless cats.