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Edward F. Malone

Barack Ferrazzano Kirschbaum & Nagelberg LLP

Chicago, IL, USA


Ed Malone is General Counsel of the law firm Barack Ferrazzano Kirschbaum & Nagelberg LLP.  In that capacity, he counsels the firm and its lawyers on a range of legal issues, particularly compliance with the rules of professional conduct.  Ed also oversees risk management at the firm, reviews and negotiates the firm’s engagements with its clients and its vendors, and manages litigation matters in which the firm is involved as a party or a respondent in discovery.

In his civil litigation and white collar defense practices, Ed litigates and tries cases, and argues appeals in both federal and state courts. He also counsels and conducts investigations for clients facing potential civil and criminal litigation, and represents clients in grand jury proceedings.

Civil Litigation

Ed represents clients in commercial disputes in several industries, including the financial services, real estate, luxury goods, and health care industries.  He commonly represents clients in these industries in contract disputes and tort claims, and he also has considerable experience litigating over non-compete agreements.  Ed defends clients in litigation related to his white collar defense practice, including antitrust, securities and consumer fraud, class action litigation, and litigation arising under the False Claims Act.

White Collar Defense & Regulatory Enforcement

Ed devotes about half of his time outside his General Counsel role to counseling and defending individuals and corporations in connection with criminal investigations and civil enforcement actions.  Recently, these have included investigations by the Department of Justice, the SEC, the OCC and SIGTARP.  His experience includes representing clients in investigations of securities and other financial fraud, insurance fraud and criminal antitrust violations.  Ed has represented engineering firms, health care companies, and defense firms in grand jury investigations into alleged fraud in their business dealings with the federal government and other public entities.  Ed regularly conducts internal investigations for clients and counsels them on compliance with federal criminal law and in connection with disclosures of potential violations.

Pro Bono

Ed is co-chair of the Firm’s Pro Bono Committee and devotes significant time to representing clients in various pro bono matters.

Edward F. Malone is associated with the following items:
CHB Chapters  CHB Chapters Upsetting the Balance: Outside Counsel Guidelines and the Expanding Duty of Loyalty (March 5, 2018) - Staying Out of Trouble: Ethical Necessities 2018, Tuesday, May 15, 2018
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