Former U.S. Attorney Zach Fardon is managing partner and head of litigation of King & Spalding’s Chicago office and a partner in the Special Matters and Government Investigations practice, twice named by Law360 as “White Collar Practice Group of the Year.” As United States Attorney in Chicago, Zach 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, Zach has built a reputation as a careful, discrete problem solver and an elite trial lawyer. A Fellow of the American College of Trial Lawyers, Zach specializes in bet-the-company civil and criminal trials as well as high-stakes government and internal investigations. He has tried numerous cases, on both sides of the table, including the successful corruption trial of former Illinois Governor George Ryan. In the private sector, Zach previously chaired the Litigation Department for the Chicago office of one of the world’s largest law firms. Legal 500 US named Zach a “Leading Lawyer” for Corporate Investigations and White-Collar Criminal Defense: Advice to Corporates in its 2018 edition, making him one of only 13 lawyers nationwide to receive that designation.
Zach Fardon talks about the problems within Chicago, the root causes, and how to address it.
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