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June 3, 2019

Crain’s Chicago Business Recognizes Zach Fardon as a Notable Gen X Leader in Law

CHICAGO, June 3, 2019 — Crain’s Chicago Business has recognized Zach Fardon, managing partner and head of litigation for King & Spalding’s Chicago office, as one of Chicago’s most notable Gen X Leaders in Law.

In its profile of Fardon, Crain’s noted his success in growing the firm’s Chicago office, established in September 2017, from one partner handling government investigations and white-collar crime to more than 20 lawyers in a broad span of practices, including commercial litigation, class-action defense, data privacy and security, corporate mergers and acquisitions, financial restructuring and leveraged finance.

Fardon is a partner in the firm’s Special Matters and Government Investigations practice. As a former United States Attorney in Chicago, he led one of the top prosecutor’s offices in the country and oversaw successful investigations and prosecutions in areas of financial crime, corporate misconduct, fraud, public corruption, gangs, terrorism and other criminal and civil matters. During his 25 years in the private and public sectors, including over 12 years as a federal prosecutor, he has amassed extensive experience in bet-the-company civil and criminal trials, as well as high-stakes government and internal investigations. 

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