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Former Assistant U.S. Attorney and SEC Enforcement Lawyer Joins Hinshaw

By on January 26, 2017 in Announcements, Criminal Law

Kenneth YeadonThe U.S. law firm of Hinshaw & Culbertson LLP announced that Kenneth E. Yeadon has joined the firm as a partner in the Chicago office.

Previously an assistant U.S. attorney for the Northern District of Illinois and a senior attorney with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission’s Division of Enforcement, Yeadon will focus his practice on government investigations and securities litigation, internal investigations, compliance counseling, health care fraud, tax fraud and other complex business disputes., the firm said in a news release.

“I’m very pleased to welcome Ken to Hinshaw and our White Collar Defense and Internal Investigations team,” said Sergio Acosta, Practice Group Leader of the firm’s Government Practice Group. “He brings to the table a tremendous amount of experience in conducting high level investigations and prosecutions on behalf of government law enforcement and regulatory agencies.”

Yeadon has led investigations with the FBI, SEC, CFTC, IRS, FDA, and DOL, involving securities and commodities violations, the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA) health care fraud, tax fraud, bank fraud, wire fraud, bribery, money laundering, and trade secret theft. Prior to joining the U.S. Attorney’s Office in Chicago, he served as a senior attorney in the Division of Enforcement for the U.S. Securities & Exchange Commission, where he conducted a series of high-profile investigations and enforcement actions involving investment advisers, broker dealers, officer and director liability, mutual funds, insider trading, and other complex financial fraud.

“I’m looking forward to entering private practice and helping corporate and individual clients navigate the intricacies of a SEC or a grand jury investigation,” said Yeadon. “Sophisticated business clients can benefit greatly from the advice of an investigator and litigator who understands and handles matters involving novel and complex issues. Building on my successful track record of leading complex government investigations and trials, I am looking forward to bringing my experience, knowledge, and common-sense approach to problem solving on behalf of Hinshaw’s clients.”

Yeadon is a graduate of DePaul University College of Law (J.D.) and Western Washington University (B.A.). He is admitted to practice in Illinois, the Illinois Supreme Court and the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois.

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