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Daniel E. Reidy

Jones Day

Chicago, IL, USA

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, 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. 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 Partner-in-Charge of the Chicago Office. He 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 and Distinctions
Named in Chambers Global and Chambers USA (2006-2009) as litigation trial lawyer (Band 1), The Best Lawyers in America (2005-2010), Illinois Super Lawyers (2007-2009), and Lawdragon 500 Leading Lawyers in America


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)

Government/Military Service
First Assistant U.S. Attorney (1985-1987) and Assistant U.S. Attorney (1975-1985), Northern District of Illinois

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

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