|Advisory Board Member|
| Litigator: Yes|
| Practice Description: |
Daniel Purdom has extensive trial and investigative experience concerning white-collar federal crimes, such as health care fraud, complex financial fraud, tax fraud, insurance fraud, official and police corruption, RICO, organized crime, bank embezzlement and bank fraud.
In addition to his white-collar crime practice, Mr. Purdom has extensive trial experience involving health care fraud and abuse, Illinois Attorney Registration and Disciplinary Committee (ARDC) defense, false claim/qui tam actions, commercial litigation, employment and class action lawsuits.
Mr. Purdom has represented numerous medical providers who have been involved in federal, state and regulatory investigations of alleged health care fraud and related problems. He also handles internal investigations of employee wrongdoing involving embezzlement or internal fraud, and has helped various clients implement and monitor corporate compliance programs. Mr. Purdom has also been involved in a number of false claim/qui tam actions nationally.
Notable Cases and Results:
In 1986, Mr. Purdom prosecuted what was the largest health care fraud in the United States at that time. He secured the dismantling of a $20 million Medicaid fraud scheme, and the conviction of more than 40 individuals, including doctors, pharmacists and others associated with the scheme. Mr. Purdom coordinated the efforts of the U.S. Postal Inspectors, the Illinois Department of Public Aid, the Illinois Department of Registration and Education, the Illinois State Police and the Internal Revenue Service, and gained valuable working knowledge of the health care billing system.
Mr. Purdom has continued his significant record of trial success across a wide spectrum of commercial litigation issues. Among his representative civil trials are:
McGuire v. GTE: Mr. Purdom's client was found not guilty in this Title VI and age discrimination lawsuit
Psharis v. Central DuPage Hospital: Mr. Purdom's client was found not guilty in this medical malpractice death case.
ServiceMaster v. Navistar: Mr. Purdom secured a $1 million verdict for his client in this commercial contract dispute.
McKinney v. Coca Cola: Mr. Purdom's client was found not guilty in this product liability trial.
U.S. ex rel. Perales v. St. Margaret's. False Claims Act where Relator was seeking $89 million. Case dismissed based on 10 summary judgment motions.
JBS v. Village of Glen Ellyn: Mr. Purdom secured a permanent injunction for his client in this commercial land dispute.
Harmon v. Streams: Mr. Purdom's client was found not guilty in allegations of a structural building defect.
In re: Conarty: Mr. Purdom secured a finding in favor of his client in this Illinois Attorney Registration and Disciplinary Commission (ARDC) trial.
Indianapolis Life v. Dominick's: Mr. Purdom represented his client in this multimillion-dollar lease, mortgage and collateral document dispute.
U.S. District Courts, Northern, Central and Southern Districts of Illinois
U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Wisconsin
U.S. Seventh and Eleventh Circuit Courts of Appeal
Year of Birth: 1952
Law School: Southern Illinois University School of Law, J.D., with highest honors
Undergraduate School: Illinois State University, B.S., 1974
Mr. Purdom is partner-in-charge of Hinshaw & Culbertson's Lisle office, he heads the firm's White Collar Practice Group and was formerly a member of the Executive Committee.
Mr. Purdom joined Hinshaw in July 1986. Previously, from 1978 to 1980, Mr. Purdom was a law clerk for Chief U.S. District Court Judge James L. Forman of the Southern District of Illinois.
From 1980 to 1986, he served as an Assistant United States Attorney for the Northern District of Illinois (Chicago). During this period he tried more than 35 jury trials and briefed and argued more than 15 appeals before the Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals.
Published Legal Writing:
Mr. Purdom has written numerous articles, treatises and other works on issues in his areas of practice focus. Examples of his published works include:
Practical Considerations in Responding to Subpoenas and Search Warrants, ABA Health Care Fraud & Abuse Seminar in San Francisco (2002) and in Las Vegas (2003).
"Conducting Corporate Internal Investigations," DuPage Bar Journal, 1997.
"White Collar Criminal Defense," DuPage Bar Journal, 1991.
Mr. Purdom has spoken extensively on issues related to health care fraud, white-collar crime, corporate compliance and internal corporate investigations. Among his most recent public appearances, he participated as a faculty presenter at the American Bar Association's Health Care Fraud & Abuse seminar in San Francisco in May 2002 and in Las Vegas in 2003.
Mr. Purdom has also been an instructor and lecturer for the National Institute of Trial Advocacy at Northwestern University, the Department of Justice Advocacy Institute and the DuPage Bar Association Trial Advocacy Program.
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