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									          chicago                                         investigations & White collar Defense
                                                          three former federal prosecutors anchor the chicago
                                                          office’s investigations & white collar team.

               PatrICk M. CollIns Patrick joined Perkins Coie in April 2007 after a high-profile career as an Assistant U.S. Attorney,
               where he served as lead trial counsel in the six-month trial of former Illinois Governor George Ryan. Recently selected by
               the Chicago Daily Law Bulletin and Chicago Lawyer as one of Chicago’s “Top Ten” attorneys of the last decade, Patrick has
               established and grown Perkin Coie’s white collar practice in Chicago. Focusing on high-stakes federal court litigation and
               sensitive internal investigations, Patrick has led teams conducting internal investigations for Fortune 500 companies
               and public entities.

               PravIn B. rao As a former federal and state prosecutor as well as an Enforcement Branch chief with the SEC, Pravin
               is positioned to provide comprehensive representation and counseling to clients, especially in investigations involving
               government regulators, FINRA and criminal law enforcement authorities. Pravin has drawn on his unique securities and
               commercial fraud background to become a trusted advisor in sensitive securities fraud, white collar defense and
               receivership matters for both individuals and companies.

               Joel r. levIn Joel joined Perkins Coie after a distinguished 28-year career as a federal prosecutor, during which he
               handled numerous complex fraud cases and successfully tried more than 40 jury trials. Joel was a member of the trial
               team that prosecuted former Illinois Governor George Ryan. Since joining Perkins Coie, Joel has represented companies
               and individuals in complex matters throughout the United States. His practice at Perkins Coie has included defense of
               individuals and corporations under investigation for health care fraud, antitrust violations and securities violations.

RepResentative matteRs

  Internal investigation for a Fortune 500 company in a grand jury investigation relating to on-line services
  Internal investigations for a Fortune 500 company in matters involving allegations of insider trading and possible violations
  of the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act
  Internal investigation for a Fortune 500 company in a matter involving irregularities in a contract process
  Internal investigation for the Wayne County Airport Authority (Detroit, MI) involving irregularities in a multimillion-dollar
  Disadvantaged Business Enterprise program
  Internal investigation on behalf of a large public entity involving irregularities in a multibillion-dollar pension system

Federal lItIgatIon
  Appointed as bankruptcy trustee in a Chapter 11 case involving allegations of fraud in the life settlement industry
  Selected as lead trial counsel for the Indiana Attorney General’s Office in a groundbreaking civil racketeering case
  Named lead counsel for a court-appointed receiver in an SEC-related matter in federal court
  Represented individual business executive in a federal criminal fraud cause resulting in a decision by the U.S. Attorney’s Office
  to dismiss all charges
  Representing a Fortune 500 company in a pending MDL antitrust case in Illinois

  Representation of a Fortune 500 company in an international compliance risk assessment survey of its largest foreign operations
  Representation of a CEO of a financial firm in connection with a federal grand jury investigation
  Representation of a large Internet company in connection with federal grand jury and state regulatory investigations
  Representation of an individual broker in a large financial firm in a FINRA investigation
  Representation of officers and directors in SEC investigations involving securities and accounting matters
  Representation of a large company that was the victim of alleged criminal conduct involving a competitor


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