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Ronald S. Safer is particularly active in representing taxpayers in controversies with the government involving tax shelters. He also participates in civil litigation practice.
Mr. Safer has successfully represented companies and individuals in investigations launched by the Department of Justice, the SEC and State Law Enforcement Agencies. He has successfully represented a Fortune 100 company as well as other companies and numerous individuals under investigation for financial frauds. Mr. Safer has led internal investigations for financial institutions, insurance companies, utilities, and other businesses regarding potential health care fraud, financial fraud, and other malfeasance.
Mr. Safer was an Assistant United States Attorney in the Northern District of Illinois from 1989 until he returned to private practice in 1999. Mr. Safer was Chief of the Criminal Division of the United States Attorney's Office at the time he left that office, supervising all 100 Assistant United States Attorneys in the Criminal Division.
Mr. Safer served as a law clerk to the Honorable Thomas A. Flannery, U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia.
U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois
U.S. District Court for the Central District of Illinois
U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit
Year of Birth: 1957
Law School: Georgetown University Law Center, J.D., 1983
Law School Honors/Involvement: magna cum laude
Undergraduate School: University of Pennsylvania, B.A., B.S., 1979; History and Economics
Undergraduate School Honors/Involvement: cum laude
Bar/Professional Association Involvement:
American College of Trial Attorneys
Center on Wrongful Convictions
Federal Bar Association
Frank J. McGarr Award (Federal Bar Association)
Chicagoland Chamber of Commerce Award
Administrator's Award (Drug Enforcement Administration)
Director's Award (Awarded by U.S. Attorney General)
Gregory C. Jones Award (U.S. Attorney's Office)
Riley Safer Holmes & Cancila was established in 2016 to drive exceptional results and provide elite legal services with value-based pricing. Lean by design, their highly experienced and diverse team is intensely focused on solving their clients’ legal problems as business problems.
Additional Office Locations:
San Francisco, New York