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Former Assistant U.S. Attorney and SEC Enforcement Lawyer Ken Yeadon Joins Hinshaw in Chicago

January 25, 2017

The U.S. law firm of Hinshaw & Culbertson LLP is pleased to announce 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.

"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.

Hinshaw & Culbertson LLP is a U.S based law firm with offices in 11 states and London. The firm's national reputation spans the insurance industry, the professional services sector—including representation of law firms and lawyers—and other highly regulated industries, such as banking and finance and the debt collection sector. Hinshaw also provides a series of closely coordinated litigation, business advisory and transactional services to clients of all sizes as well as governmental and public sector entities.

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