About Charles A. DeVore

Charlie DeVore focuses his practice on commercial litigation, enforcement actions and government investigations. His clients include large publicly traded companies and executives in highly regulated industries, as well as financial institutions. Charlie is skilled in investigations and litigation, and leverages those skills to execute strategies for resolving high-stakes and complex regulatory inquiries and litigation matters.

Knowing each industry's regulatory pitfalls is key to developing a winning legal strategy

Charlie conducts effective investigations by leveraging his knowledge of the regulatory frameworks for his clients' industries. He develops a firm footing in the factual intricacies of a case and then implements an efficient plan to drive an appropriate resolution, whether that means negotiating an appropriate result or taking a case to trial.

Charlie represents clients in high-stakes, complex business disputes and class-action matters, as well as white-collar and government investigations involving the False Claims Act, Foreign Corrupt Practices Act and financial industry regulations. Charlie's litigation experience includes managing complex discovery issues, alternative dispute resolution, bench and jury trials, and appellate briefing and arguments.

He represents clients in enforcement proceedings and regulatory investigations before the Federal Trade Commission, Securities and Exchange Commission, Commodity Futures Trading Commission, Financial Industry Regulatory Authority and self-regulatory bodies.

Additionally, Charlie maintains an active pro bono practice. He worked with Northwestern University's Bluhm Legal Clinic to overturn the conviction of a client who had been wrongfully convicted of first-degree murder and imprisoned for 15 years. Charlie also was appointed by the US Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit to represent an indigent client challenging a criminal conviction, and serves as an investigator for the Chicago Bar Association's Judicial Evaluation Committee.

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Practice Focus

  • Litigation
  • White collar, investigations, and compliance
  • Financial services litigation
  • Class-action and multidistrict litigation
  • Foreign Corrupt Practices Act litigation
  • Electronic discovery and information governance