Please join us in welcoming our new partner, Jeffrey D. Perconte. Jeff joins us from the Chicago United States Attorney’s Office where he was an Assistant United States Attorney for six years and a member of the Financial Crimes and Special Prosecutions Section. He will practice out of our Chicago office and joins the White Collar Criminal Defense & Corporate Investigations Team.

During his six years at the U.S. Attorney’s Office, Jeff tried seven jury trials and argued dozens of contested hearings involving constitutional, statutory, evidentiary, and sentencing issues. He also argued eight cases before the Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit, including an en banc appeal regarding the scope of the entrapment defense. And he led and managed investigations into various federal offenses, including securities fraud, commodities fraud, insider trading, health care fraud, mail and wire fraud, corporate kickbacks, RICO, money laundering, and embezzlement.

Before joining the government, Jeff was an associate at Winston & Strawn LLP, where he worked on internal investigations and a variety of complex civil litigation matters, including insider trading, class action, whistleblower, professional malpractice, trade secret misappropriation, breach of contract, and employment discrimination cases. Now that he has returned to private practice, he will focus on representing clients confronted with government inquiries, conducting internal investigations, advising on securities and commodities enforcement and compliance matters, and handling complex litigation and appeals.

We are thrilled to have Jeff join our seasoned roster of former federal and state prosecutors. Please join us in welcoming him to the firm.