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   3Tyrone C. FahnerChicago(312) 701-7062tfahner@mayerbrown.comtfahner@mayerbrown.comMayer Brown LLPwww.mayerbrown.comwww.mayerbrown.comfahnertyrone.jpgCommercial LitigationCriminal Defense Law: White CollarGovernmental, Municipal, Lobbying & Administrative LawPublicly Held Corporations Law
Tyrone C. Fahnertfahner@mayerbrown.com
Mayer Brown LLPhttp://www.mayerbrown.com
71 S Wacker Dr
Chicago IL 60606-4637
Ph.(312) 701-7062 Fx.(312) 706-8622Leading Lawyers Magazine story about this lawyer
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Recommended by peers in:
Commercial Litigation
Criminal Defense Law: White Collar
Governmental, Municipal, Lobbying & Administrative Law
Publicly Held Corporations Law
Advisory Board Member
County:  Cook
Litigator:  Yes

Practice Description:  
The UK's Chambers USA called Mr. Fahner "...distinguished for his resilience in criminal matters. He has experience across a range of white-collar matters involving tax, bankruptcy, securities, and consumer fraud." Accomplished in complex litigation and state and regulatory compliance matters, Mr. Fahner is also a regular advisor to audit committees and boards of directors and has been recognized not only by Chambers as one of America's Leading Business Lawyers, but by Euromoney as one of the World's Leading Business Lawyers.

In 2002, he was named "Person of the Year" by Chicago Lawyer Magazine, and since 2010, he has been recognized by his peers in Leading Lawyers as a Leading Lawyer in commercial litigation, white collar criminal defense law, governmental, municipal, lobbying, and administrative law, and publicly held corporations law.

He currently serves on the Commission for the Preservation of America's Heritage Abroad by the appointment of President George W. Bush.

A former Attorney General of Illinois, Mr. Fahner spent a number of years prosecuting criminal acts on behalf of the people and defending the state against charges brought against it. He has also served as the Director of the Illinois Department of Law Enforcement and as an Assistant United States Attorney for the Northern District of Illinois.

He volunteers his time as president of the Civic Committee of the Commercial Club of Chicago and as a director of Children's Memorial Hospital and the United Way Crusade of Mercy.


Bar Admissions:  
Michigan, 1968
US District Court for the Eastern District of Michigan, 1968
Illinois, 1969
US Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit, 1969
US District Court for the Northern District of Illinois, 1969
US Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit, 1981
Texas, 1984
United States Supreme Court, 2002
US Court of Appeals, DC Circuit, 2000


Date of Birth:  1942

Law School:  
Wayne State University, JD, 1968
Northwestern University School of Law, LL.M., 1971

Law School Honors/Involvement:  Ford Foundation Fellowship, 1969-1971

Undergraduate School:  The University of Michigan, BA, 1965

Bar/Professional Association Involvement:  
  • American College of Trial Lawyers
  • National Association of Attorneys General / Society of Attorneys General Emeritus
  • Chicago Bar Association
  • Chicago Chapter of the American Inns of Court
    • Former president
  • Chicago Committee of the Chicago Council on Foreign Relations
  • Lawyers Club of Chicago
  • Northwestern University School of Law
    • Law Board Committee
  • University of Michigan
    • Corporate Advisory Committee
  • Wayne State University Law School
    • Board of Visitors


Awards; Distinctions; Honors:
      • Commission for the Preservation of America's Heritage Abroad, appointed by President George W. Bush
      • Euromoney's World's Leading Business Lawyers
      • Chambers USA's America's Leading Business Lawyers
      • Chicago Lawyer Magazine's Person of the Year, 2002
      • Leading Lawyers Member selected by peers in Commercial Litigation, Criminal Defense Law: White Collar, Governmental, Municipal, Lobbying, and Administrative Law, and Publicly Held Corporations Law


Community Involvement:  
  • Chicago Club
    • Former director
  • Children's Memorial Hospital
    • Director
  • Civic Committee of the Commercial Club of Chicago
    • President
  • Commercial Club of Chicago
    • Metropolis 2020 Project
      • Governance Committee
        • Former chair
  • Epilepsy Foundation of Greater Chicago
  • Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs / United States Information Agency
    • J. William Fulbright Board of Foreign Scholarships, 1988-1993
  • Republican Party of Illinois
    • Former finance chair
  • John G. Shedd Aquarium
    • Trustee
  • United Way Crusade of Mercy
    • Director


Published Legal Writing:  
  • Securities Investigations: Internal, Civil and Criminal, PLI Corporate and Securities Law Library, 2nd edition, 2010


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