Theodore T. Chung
TED CHUNG is a trial attorney with substantial experience representing organizations in complex litigation, conducting internal investigations, responding to government investigations and enforcement actions, counseling clients on compliance matters, and defending companies and individuals in criminal and regulatory cases. He chairs the Firm's Investigations & White Collar Defense Practice. Ted has had a distinguished and multifaceted career in both private practice and public service, having previously served as General Counsel to Illinois Governor Pat Quinn, a partner and an associate at other major international law firms, an Assistant U.S. Attorney and a Deputy Chief in the Criminal Division of the Chicago U.S. Attorney's Office, the First Assistant Corporation Counsel in the city of Chicago's law department, and a Deputy Chief of Staff for Chicago Mayor Richard M. Daley. Throughout his career, Ted has helped clients in many different industries address some of their most complicated and sensitive problems. He has participated as a prosecutor, defense counsel, and legal advisor in numerous high-profile criminal and administrative investigations and has handled matters involving allegations of Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA) violations, domestic bribery, financial or regulatory fraud (mail/wire/bank, health care, and bankruptcy), accounting irregularities, defalcations, racketeering, murder, extortion, and export violations, among other offenses. Ted has held an appointment as an adjunct professor in trial advocacy at Northwestern University School of Law and writes and lectures frequently on topics related to white-collar crime, investigations, and ethics.