By Lawdragon News | July 11, 2014 | Press Releases
CHICAGO – Andrew C. Porter has joined Schiff Hardin’s Chicago office as a partner in the White Collar Crime and Corporate Compliance Group. Mr. Porter previously served as assistant U.S. attorney in the Criminal Division of the U.S. Attorney’s Office in Chicago.
As deputy chief in the General Crimes section, Mr. Porter supervised and trained more than 20 junior assistant U.S. attorneys. He also served as deputy chief in the Narcotics and Gangs Section and as Gang Coordinator, which involved overseeing the office’s gang investigations and collaborating with state and federal law enforcement partners to efficiently tackle gang-related crime. Most recently, Mr. Porter led the prosecution of Juan Amaya, a high-ranking member of the Latin Kings street gang in Chicago, who was sentenced to prison on June 30, 2014, and whose conviction was noted in a recent Chicago Tribune editorial.
Prior to his career in the U.S. attorney’s office, Mr. Porter was an associate and then partner in the Litigation Group at Schiff Hardin. He handled trials involving complex business disputes, civil fraud claims, labor and employment matters, and white collar criminal cases.
He graduated from Northwestern University School of Law (J.D., cum laude, 1992) and Illinois Wesleyan University (B.A., Political Science, summa cum laude, 1989).
About Schiff Hardin
Schiff Hardin LLP is a general practice law firm representing clients across the United States and around the world. The firm has offices in Ann Arbor, Atlanta, Chicago, Lake Forest, New York, San Francisco, and Washington. Our attorneys are strong advocates and trusted advisers – roles that contribute to many lasting client relationships. Schiff Hardin is proudly celebrating its 150th anniversary in 2014.