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Murray, Tyler

Tyler C. Murray

Of Counsel
Direct Tel: +1 312-705-7418
Tel: +1 312 705 7400 Fax: +1 312 705 7401

Tyler Murray is a highly accomplished trial lawyer, a skilled investigator and negotiator, and a trusted problem solver.  Tyler focuses his practice on internal investigations, government enforcement matters, and complex civil litigation.  He brings to clients a wealth of senior level government experience, having served for more than 15 years in the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Northern District of Illinois, over half of which as a supervisor, including the last five years as the Office’s Financial Crimes Chief.

As the leader of the Office’s economic crimes unit, Tyler oversaw or personally handled significant and sensitive investigations and prosecutions in the areas of financial services, health care, securities, tax, insurance, and federal government contracts and programs.  In addition to fraud cases, he supervised matters involving domestic and international money laundering (traditional and cryptocurrencies), cybercrime, and corporate embezzlement.  Tyler routinely managed prosecutions with parallel civil and regulatory proceedings, particularly in financial services, securities, and health care (including False Claims Act) cases.  He also has substantial experience with corporate resolutions, including in securities, FCPA, and OSHA matters – for both publicly-traded and privately-held companies – and the evaluation of corporate compliance programs in connection with those resolutions.

Complementing his considerable leadership experience, Tyler also is a highly regarded trial and appellate lawyer.  Primarily as a prosecutor, and also as a defense attorney, he has first- or second-chaired 18 federal trials, including in high-profile and sophisticated white collar cases.  And he has handled over a dozen appeals before the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit. 

In addition to Financial Crimes Chief, Tyler held multiple other leadership positions at the U.S. Attorney’s Office, and nationally with DOJ.  Most recently, he was appointed to lead federal law enforcement’s efforts in the Chicago area to combat fraud related to the COVID-19 pandemic, and was among three prosecutors nationwide selected to coordinate DOJ prosecutions involving HHS-designated scarce medical supplies (overseeing the central third of the country).  Throughout his federal service, Tyler also chaired several multi-agency task forces and working groups, including with private sector partners.  Those interdisciplinary teams addressed some of the weightiest threats faced by white collar law enforcement, including financial institution fraud in the wake of the mortgage crisis and, more recently, pandemic relief fraud.  During his tenure at DOJ, Tyler received multiple awards and recognitions for exceptional service. 

Earlier in his career, Tyler clerked for the Honorable John F. Grady and the Honorable Blanche M. Manning, both of the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois, and was an associate at an elite boutique firm where his practice focused on government enforcement matters and commercial litigation.

Tyler is an adjunct professor at the University of Notre Dame Law School, where he teaches a course on federal white collar crime.  He was an instructor at the DOJ National Advocacy Center, where he taught federal prosecutors both substantive law and advocacy.  Tyler also has been invited to speak to U.S. and foreign government officials, and private sector audiences, on a variety of financial crime topics. 

  • University of Notre Dame Law School
    (J.D., 2000)
  • University of Dayton
    (B.A, Philosophy and Political Science, 1995)
  • The State Bar of Illinois
  • United States District Court
    • Northern District of Illinois (General and Trial Bars)
  • United States Court of Appeals
    • Seventh Circuit
  • U.S. Department of Justice
    • U.S. Attorney’s Office, Northern District of Illinois
      • Chief, Financial Crimes Section, 2017-2022
      • COVID-19 Fraud Coordinator, 2020-2022
      • Deputy Chief, Financial Crimes Section, 2015-2017
      • Deputy Chief, General Crimes Section, 2013-2015
      • Mortgage Fraud Program Coordinator, 2012-2017
      • Assistant United States Attorney, 2005-2022
    • DOJ National COVID-19 Hoarding and Price Gouging Task Force
      • Central Region Coordinator, 2020-2022
    • Co-Chair, Illinois Fraud Working Group (with Federal Reserve Board Office of Inspector General), 2017-2022
    • Chair, Chicago COVID-19 Fraud Working Group, 2020-2022
    • Member, DOJ White Collar Chiefs’ National Working Group, 2019-2022
    • Chair, Greater Chicago Financial Institution Fraud Task Force, 2013-2017
  • Law Clerk for the Honorable John F. Grady
    U.S. District Court, Northern District of Illinois, 2003-2005
  • Law Clerk for the Honorable Blanche M. Manning
    U.S. District Court, Northern District of Illinois, 2002-2003
  • FBI Director’s Commendation (repeat recipient) 
  • Cook County Crime Stoppers Excellence in Law Enforcement Award
  • Chicago Police Department Joint Operations Award
  • Saint Ignatius College Prep (Chicago) Alumni Award for Excellence in the Field of Law
  • Leadership Greater Chicago Fellow
  • Chicago Inn of Court
  • Notre Dame Law Alumni Committee of Chicago