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Chris O’Malley, a Counsel based in the firm’s Chicago office, is a member of the Special Matters and Investigations Practice.

Chris has represented clients in connection with internal investigations involving allegations of government contractor fraud, violations of the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA), the False Claims Act, healthcare fraud, bank fraud, violations of the Food, Drug and Cosmetics Act, and consumer fraud.  Chris also has extensive experience in the gaming industry, handling several investigations involving the regulatory oversight and operations of casinos.  Chris has represented several businesses, including health insurance providers, prescription benefit managers and real estate management companies, in federal grand jury and criminal proceedings. 

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Credentials

J.D., University of Illinois College of Law, summa cum laude, Order of the Coif

M.S., University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, summa cum laude

B.S., University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, honors

Illinois

U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit

U.S. District Court for the Central District of Illinois

U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois

Law Clerk, Honorable Virginia M. Kendall, U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois

American Bar Association, Criminal Litigation Section, Co-Chair of the Internal Investigation Subcommittee

Named as a Rising Star


Super Lawyers, 2013-2017

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Recognition

Named as a Rising Star


Super Lawyers, 2013-2017

Matters

Represented telecommunications company in an internal investigation into allegations of commercial bribery to contractors

Advised a corporate compliance monitor in an Foreign Corrupt Practices Act monitorship

Counseled clients in the gaming industry on regulatory compliance issues

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Represented telecommunications company in an internal investigation into allegations of commercial bribery to contractors

Advised a corporate compliance monitor in an Foreign Corrupt Practices Act monitorship

Counseled clients in the gaming industry on regulatory compliance issues

Represented casinos in internal investigations into alleged regulatory violations and employee misconduct

Advised food manufacturers following food recalls

Defended criminal defendants in federal bank fraud, tax fraud, and insider trading cases and investigations

Defended against SEC enforcement actions into insider trading and pay-to-play contracting allegations

Conducted internal investigations into alleged FCPA violations in China, Haiti, Ghana, and Indonesia

Represented health insurance company in grand jury proceedings

Prepared global anti-corruption policies, codes of conduct, and internal investigation manuals

Obtained complete acquittal after trial in a 38-count criminal case charging bribery, kickbacks, and conspiracy

Represented a prescription benefit manager in False Claims Act litigation pending in four jurisdictions

Matters

Represented telecommunications company in an internal investigation into allegations of commercial bribery to contractors

Advised a corporate compliance monitor in an Foreign Corrupt Practices Act monitorship

Counseled clients in the gaming industry on regulatory compliance issues

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Matters

Represented telecommunications company in an internal investigation into allegations of commercial bribery to contractors

Advised a corporate compliance monitor in an Foreign Corrupt Practices Act monitorship

Counseled clients in the gaming industry on regulatory compliance issues

Represented casinos in internal investigations into alleged regulatory violations and employee misconduct

Advised food manufacturers following food recalls

Defended criminal defendants in federal bank fraud, tax fraud, and insider trading cases and investigations

Defended against SEC enforcement actions into insider trading and pay-to-play contracting allegations

Conducted internal investigations into alleged FCPA violations in China, Haiti, Ghana, and Indonesia

Represented health insurance company in grand jury proceedings

Prepared global anti-corruption policies, codes of conduct, and internal investigation manuals

Obtained complete acquittal after trial in a 38-count criminal case charging bribery, kickbacks, and conspiracy

Represented a prescription benefit manager in False Claims Act litigation pending in four jurisdictions

Credentials

J.D., University of Illinois College of Law, summa cum laude, Order of the Coif

M.S., University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, summa cum laude

B.S., University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, honors

Illinois

U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit

U.S. District Court for the Central District of Illinois

U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois

Law Clerk, Honorable Virginia M. Kendall, U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois

American Bar Association, Criminal Litigation Section, Co-Chair of the Internal Investigation Subcommittee

Named as a Rising Star


Super Lawyers, 2013-2017

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Recognition

Named as a Rising Star


Super Lawyers, 2013-2017