Morgan Hirst installed as President of the Chicago Chapter of the Federal Bar Association
Morgan Hirst, a Business & Tort Litigation Practice partner in Jones Day's Chicago Office, was installed as President of the Chicago Chapter of the Federal Bar Association on Thursday, October 8. The installation was done virtually at the chapter's annual meeting, during which Illinois Governor J.B. Pritzker gave the keynote address. The Chicago Chapter is one of the largest and most active Federal Bar Association Chapters in the country, offering a wide variety of programs and events to attorneys engaged in federal practice, with active participation from Chicago's federal bench. Mr. Hirst has been a member of the FBA Chicago Chapter for six years and will serve a yearlong term as President.
Mr. Hirst is a trial lawyer who represents clients in commercial litigation matters across a variety of industries, including health care, real estate, transportation, and financial institutions. He has represented clients in federal and state False Claims Act cases involving health care and tax issues and served as litigation and trial counsel in a number of high-profile bankruptcy matters. He regularly represents clients in post-acquisition disputes as well, including rep and warranty claims, net working capital, and earn-out disputes. Mr. Hirst is also active in a number of legal and civic organizations around Chicago. In addition to his work with the Federal Bar Association, he is a member of the Advisory Committee for the Northern District of Illinois' Model Initial Discovery Pilot Project, and an executive member of the Chairmen's Advisory Council for the Big Shoulders Fund, serving Chicago's inner city Catholic schools. He created and oversees the Chicago Office's attorney mentoring program for student-interns from Cristo Rey Jesuit High School's Corporate Work Study Program and also oversees the Chicago Office's pro bono work on behalf of the Lawyers Committee for Better Housing.