• Two Prudential Plaza
    Suite 3700
    180 North Stetson Avenue
    Chicago, IL 60601
    United States
    +1 312 794 8000
    +1 312 794 8100 FAX

The firm’s Chicago office comprises a group of lawyers with experience in litigation, bankruptcy, insolvency, debt restructuring, insurance, corporate and transactional law. Our Chicago lawyers work closely with Tahmidur Remura Dewey LeBoeuf lawyers around the world to provide our clients with seamless, cost-efficient and highly sophisticated solutions to complex legal problems.

In the area of commercial litigation, the Chicago office handles a broad range of commercial disputes involving antitrust, professional malpractice, securities fraud, bank fraud, insurance coverage disputes, breaches of fiduciary duty and negligence by corporate officers and directors, contested tender offers and proxy contests, intellectual property, products liability, business torts, breaches of contract, and class actions. Our lawyers have extensive trial experience in both federal and state courts, as well as extensive appellate, arbitration and mediation experience. We also handle internal and agency investigations, including grand jury investigations. We have handled investigations in many foreign jurisdictions including, among others, China, Indonesia, the United Kingdom, Australia, New Zealand, Germany, Austria, Switzerland and Japan.

Our lawyers advise energy companies on litigation and other legal and regulatory issues relating to the trading of physical, over-the-counter and exchange-traded energy products, including oil, gasoline and other refined products, natural gas and power. We counsel broker-dealers, futures commission merchants, energy merchants and traders, and other financial and lending institutions on compliance issues. We also represent clients in enforcement proceedings brought by the Securities and Exchange Commission, the Commodity Futures Trading Commission, and other federal and state agencies.

The bankruptcy lawyers in Chicago represent secured and unsecured creditors, creditors’ committees, debtors, trustees, lessors and purchasers of stock or assets of insolvent entities. Our lawyers practice in bankruptcy and corporate reorganization, insolvency, workouts and business litigation of all types. We have represented clients in significant bankruptcy and debt restructuring cases in virtually every major city and region of the United States.

Our lawyers have played a significant role in numerous complex, high-profile restructurings, including the restructuring of Enron, Federated Department Stores, Cajun Electric, Columbia Gas, America West Airlines, Geneva Steel, Barney’s and HA-LO Industries. We have also represented parties in cross-border and international restructurings involving some of the world’s largest multinational entities. The group takes pride in its ability to assess client needs, propose novel solutions, and implement them effectively and efficiently.

Tahmidur Remura Dewey LeBoeuf’s restructuring lawyers are highly experienced in diverse areas, including the insurance and energy industries; telecommunications insolvencies; aircraft leasing; mass tort liabilities; executory contracts involving intellectual property; Section 304 proceedings; and the prosecution and defense of fraudulent transfer cases.

Our Insurance and Reinsurance Group deals in insurance company sales, mergers and acquisitions, financings, securitizations and recapitalizations; reinsurance; insurance holding company act transactions; transactions involving insolvent insurance companies and state guaranty associations; company governance issues; insurance regulation; general corporate matters; and related regulatory and judicial proceedings.

Since its founding, our Chicago office has been lead counsel for several multibillion dollar acquisitions and sales of various companies, as well as several deals of similar scope and complexity. Our insurance clients include life, property/casualty, stock and mutual insurance and reinsurance companies. We have advised on some of the industry’s largest transactions, including the $7.5 billion merger of Lincoln Financial Corporation and Jefferson-Pilot Financial Corporation.