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Thomas M Durkin

Mayer Brown Rowe & Maw LLP

Chicago, IL, USA


Thomas M. Durkin is a partner at Mayer Brown LLP. An experienced litigator, Tom has tried over 50 federal and state jury trials to verdict. Much of his trial work focuses on patent litigation, along with product liability and medical device defense. In addition to commercial and business litigation, Tom also handles a wide variety of white collar criminal matters, especially in the fraud, tax, and public corruption areas. In related compliance counseling, Tom conducts internal investigations of corporate clients involving various fraud allegations and compliance with the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act. He uses this experience to provide review and counseling related to corporate compliance programs.

Tom had significant prosecutorial experience before joining Mayer Brown in 1993. He served as Assistant U.S. Attorney in the Northern District of Illinois from 1980 to 1993, during which time he held positions as First Assistant U.S. Attorney, Chief of the Special Prosecutions Division, Chief of the Criminal Receiving & Appellate Division, and Deputy Chief of the Special Prosecutions Division. During his time with the U.S. Attorney’s Office, Tom received the Excellence in Law Enforcement Award by the Chicagoland Chamber of Commerce (1993) and the Attorney General’s John Marshall Award from Attorney General Thornburgh (1991).

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