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300 North LaSalle Street
Chicago, IL 60654
F: 847.440.2692


Clerkships
  • Law clerk to the Honorable William J. Bauer, United States Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit
  • Law clerk to the Honorable Joan H. Lefkow, United States District Court for the Northern District of Illinois
Honors & Awards
  • Chicago Crime Commission, Mitchell A. Mars Prosecutorial Excellence Award, 2008
  • Cook County Crime Stoppers, Excellence in Law Enforcement Award, 2013
Education
  • Northwestern University School of Law, J.D.
  • Georgetown University, B.A.
Bar and Court Admissions
  • Illinois
Professional Affiliations
  • Barrister, Chicago Inn of Court
  • Member, Seventh Circuit Bar Association
  • Member, Federal Bar Association

Megan Cunniff Church

Megan Cunniff Church is a highly accomplished trial lawyer who represents companies and individuals in high-stakes civil litigation and white collar criminal and regulatory matters.  She conducts corporate internal investigations in the U.S. and abroad, and she advises clients on crisis and risk management.

Immediately prior to joining the firm, Ms. Church served as Deputy Chief of the Financial Crimes Section of the United States Attorney’s Office for the Northern District of Illinois.  In nine years as an Assistant United States Attorney, she investigated and prosecuted business crime, public corruption, financial fraud, narcotics violations, and organized crime.  She served as first or second chair in 15 jury trials and one bench trial, and she successfully briefed and argued numerous matters in the United States Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit.

Previously Ms. Church was an associate with McDermott Will & Emery and Baker & McKenzie.  She also served as a law clerk to the Honorable William J. Bauer of the United States Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit and to the Honorable Joan H. Lefkow of the United States District Court for the Northern District of Illinois.

Representative Matters

  • Represent plaintiffs in national consumer class action based on a massive data breach
  • Represent corporate executive in DOJ investigation into alleged theft of trade secrets

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