Sheila Finnegan is co-leader of Mayer Brown’s Chicago Litigation Practice. She is a skilled trial attorney who has handled approximately forty civil and criminal jury trials in federal and state courts. Sheila has represented companies and individuals in accounting fraud, health care fraud, consumer fraud, securities fraud, antitrust and other investigations initiated by the Department of Justice, various U.S. Attorneys’ offices, the Securities and Exchange Commission, and Attorneys General offices in Illinois and New York. In addition, she has conducted numerous internal investigations on behalf of Mayer Brown clients, and she has used her investigatory and trial skills in defense of class actions alleging product defects, securities fraud and consumer fraud brought against major corporations in the pharmaceutical, insurance, financial and retail sales industries. Sheila is a member of the firm's electronic discovery group and advises clients on the creation of defensible e-discovery processes, preservation of electronic data, and responses to burdensome e-discovery requests.