White Collar

Ready to try complex commercial cases

Nobody wakes up thinking, “What a great day to go to court!” Many big firms seek to make litigation protracted and expensive, so you’ll give in and give up. It’s our job as your lawyer to stand up for you. When you’re right, and the fight is worth it, that’s the litigation we excel at.


We understand the new world of white-collar crime, where government regulators and law enforcement officials are expanding their use of civil, criminal and administrative investigations to target individuals in the corporate, financial, government and professional service fields. Gene Murphy and John Hourihane have an impressive record of representing corporate, medical, government and non-profit clients – as well as their officers, directors and employees – in complex criminal, civil and administrative investigations and enforcement proceedings.

Over the past two decades, we have played a significant role in responding to some of the most challenging and dramatic cases in Chicago and across the nation. Using skills honed on big corporate cases and in the State’s Attorney’s office, we can defend against criminal investigations in Cook County as well as Federal and International investigations led by Washington officials.

We counsel clients as defendants and plaintiffs involved in federal and state prosecutions and investigations of allegations that focus on:

  • Financial institution regulation
  • Securities fraud
  • Health care fraud
  • Tax fraud
  • Misuse of information technology
  • Labor racketeering
  • Money laundering
  • Patriot Act
  • Foreign Corrupt Practices Act violations
  • RICO (Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organization) Act violations
  • Public corruption and government ethics
  • Government contracts fraud
  • Professional disciplinary proceedings
  • Environmental crimes
  • Gaming