• Represented the Chapter 7 Trustee of a Singapore-based private jet company, prosecuting adversary proceedings asserting commercial bribery and kickback scheme
  • Represented REIT in Chapter 11 proceedings and related litigation
  • Represented national retailer in significant business disputes resulting from disruption from COVID-19 
  • Represented chemical company in bet-the-company trade secrets dispute spanning the United States, the Netherlands, and Turkey
  • Represented consortium of lenders in cross-border insolvency proceedings across five countries with $1 billion at stake
  • Represented workers compensation insurer in putative Illinois Consumer Fraud Act class action 
  • Represented workers' compensation insurer in series of nationwide putative class actions and individual disputes asserting violations of insurance regulations and Illinois Consumer Fraud Act
  • Represented top-five health insurer in significant provider-payor disputes, putative class actions, and Department of Labor investigation
  • Represented top-five health insurer in ERISA litigation involving alleged violations of state confidentiality statutes
  • Represented a large Midwestern hospital network in an antitrust action

Whistleblower and False Claims Act

  • Advised multiple potential relators regarding qui tam lawsuits
  • Won dismissal with prejudice of qui tam claims under False Claims Act against government subcontractor for improperly painting military vehicles. U.S. ex rel. Westbrook v. Navistar, Inc., 2012 WL 10649207 (N.D. Tex. Jul. 11, 2012), aff'd sub nom. U.S. ex rel. Spicer v. Westbrook, 751 F.3d 354 (5th Cir. 2014)
  • Represented Midwestern grocery store chain in qui tam action under False Claims Act alleging anti-kickback violations and retaliation against former pharmacist whistleblower
  • Represented leading health information technology company in qui tam action under False Claims Act alleging upcoding and Medicare and Medicaid fraud
  • Represented dental support organization accused of violating Medicaid regulations and retaliating against whistleblower
  • Conducted investigation of fraud and embezzlement allegations at a major private university
  • Conducted investigation of allegations of bribery and FCPA violations in Eastern Europe

Other Commercial Disputes

  • Used a non-traditional litigation strategy to win summary judgment and affirmance on appeal for Chicago real estate developer in breach of contract action, allowing new deal to move forward without litigation delays
  • Won dismissal with prejudice of breach of fiduciary duty, unjust enrichment, and aiding and abetting claims against unlisted REIT and its directors and officers for allegedly inflating the value of the REIT's shares, pushing through an allegedly ill-timed listing and public offering, and other misrepresentations to shareholders. Sadler v. Retail Properties of America, Inc., 2014 WL 2598804 (N.D. Ill. June 10, 2014)
  • Won dismissal with prejudice of securities fraud and breach of fiduciary duty claims against unlisted REIT, its sponsor, and its directors and officers for allegedly inflating the value of the REIT's shares. Hohenstein v. Behringer Harvard REIT I, Inc., 2014 WL 1265949 (N.D. Tex. Mar. 27, 2014)
  • Won dismissal of false imprisonment, malicious prosecution, defamation, and conspiracy claims against several Qatari and Kuwaiti companies and leading businessmen relating to disputes with American CEO. Beydoun v. Wataniya Restaurants Holding, Q.S.C., 2013 WL 7965823 (E.D. Mich. Sept. 25, 2013), aff'd, 768 F.3d 499 (6th Cir. 2014)
  • Won reversal of trial court's order holding reporter in contempt for refusing to disclose confidential source. People v. McKee, 2014 IL App (3d) 130696
  • Represented two of world's leading airlines in a multi-billion-dollar dispute with the City of Chicago over expansion of O'Hare International Airport