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Daniel E. Reidy (Dan)


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  • University of Michigan (J.D. magna cum laude 1974; Order of the Coif; Note and Comment Editor, Law Review); Loyola University Chicago (B.A. cum laude 1971; Honors Program Degree; Woefl Award as outstanding graduate from the Political Science Department)

Bar Admissions

  • Illinois


  • Law Clerk to Judge Walter J. Cummings, United States Court of Appeals, Seventh Circuit (1974 term)

Government Service

  • First Assistant U.S. Attorney (1985-1987) and Assistant U.S. Attorney (1975-1985), Northern District of Illinois

Dan Reidy is a trial lawyer with extensive experience handling numerous "high-profile" cases. He represents companies and individuals involved in criminal and other enforcement investigations. Dan also represents companies in complex civil litigation of all kinds, including patent, product liability, securities, False Claims Act, antitrust, post-acquisition, labor and employment, and commercial disputes.

As lead counsel, Dan has tried civil and criminal cases to bench and to jury in state and federal courts, representing both defendants and plaintiffs. He also has led the briefing and done the oral arguments in numerous cases in the federal appellate courts, including the Seventh, Federal, and Eleventh Circuits. Dan's practice also involves counseling companies, boards of directors, individual directors, and audit and special committees in situations involving financial restatements, derivative claims, and criminal investigations of senior company officers, among others. As a prosecutor and ultimately as first assistant in the Chicago U.S. Attorney's Office, he focused on matters involving allegations of complex financial crimes. He was the lead prosecutor in the "Greylord" judicial corruption project and personally prosecuted a number of judges, lawyers, and court personnel.

Dan is a Fellow of the American College of Trial Lawyers and of the International Academy of Trial Lawyers. He is a member of the ABA (Criminal Justice and Litigation Sections), Federal Bar Association, Chicago Bar Association, and Chicago Council of Lawyers. He has taught trial practice to law students and practicing lawyers and has spoken on criminal defense and civil litigation issues at many seminars.

Honors & Distinctions

  • Fellow, American College of Trial Lawyers (inducted 1994)

    Fellow, International College of Trial Lawyers (inducted 2003)

    Named in Chambers Global and Chambers USA (2006-2016) as a Band 1 litigation trial lawyer

    Client Service All-Stars BTI Consulting Group (2011)

    The Best Lawyers in America (since 1995)
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