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Quinn Emanuel Adds Former Chicago U.S. Attorney's Office Financial Crimes Chief

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Tyler C. Murray, a highly-regarded trial lawyer, held a top position in the U.S. Attorney’s Office overseeing complex financial crimes cases including in health care, financial services, securities, and tax.

CHICAGO – Bolstering its investigations, government enforcement, and white collar criminal defense practice and continuing its investment in Chicago, global litigation powerhouse Quinn Emanuel Urquhart & Sullivan, LLP today announced that Tyler C. Murray has joined the firm as Counsel, resident in its Chicago office. Murray joins Quinn Emanuel from the U.S. Department of Justice, where he most recently served as Chief of the Financial Crimes Section in the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Northern District of Illinois.

“Investigations, government enforcement, and white collar criminal defense remains one of the fastest growing practice areas for our firm, and that shows no sign of changing any time soon,” said John B. Quinn, the firm’s Founder and Chairman. “We are fortunate to have Tyler joining us and look forward to adding his capabilities to what we can offer clients.”

Murray will focus on representing firm clients in a wide range of government enforcement and complex commercial litigation matters. He brings a wealth of high-level experience, having served for the past five years as the Chief of the U.S. Attorney’s Office’s Financial Crimes Section, where he oversaw significant prosecutions in financial institution fraud, securities fraud, health care fraud, tax fraud, mortgage fraud, insurance fraud, procurement fraud, domestic and international money laundering (involving both traditional and cryptocurrencies), cybercrime, and corporate embezzlement. Murray also routinely supervised criminal prosecutions with parallel civil and regulatory proceedings, particularly in health care, financial services, and securities matters. Murray held multiple leadership positions at the U.S. Attorney’s Office and nationally with DOJ.  He also chaired multi-agency task forces and working groups that addressed some of the weightiest threats faced by federal law enforcement, including financial institution fraud in the wake of the mortgage crisis and, more recently, COVID-19 pandemic relief fraud. Murray is also a highly accomplished trial lawyer, having successfully first chaired many federal jury trials, including in complex white collar crime cases.

“I am excited to join Quinn Emanuel and its white collar group. The firm is widely regarded as the best litigation firm in the world and has an exceptional track record representing clients in investigations, white collar defense, and complex commercial litigation,” Murray said. “I am looking forward to working with Quinn Emanuel’s incredibly talented and highly respected team in representing the firm’s clients on critical matters facing their businesses.”

Said Jonathan C. Bunge, Managing Partner of Quinn Emanuel’s Chicago office, “Tyler is a wonderful and important addition to our office. Given the evolving enforcement landscape, his background in investigating and prosecuting financial crimes will be invaluable. Tyler is also a very accomplished trial lawyer and will be a great resource for our clients.”

Prior to his service at the Department of Justice, Murray clerked for the Honorable John F. Grady and the Honorable Blanche M. Manning, both of the United States District Court for the Northern District of Illinois, and was a litigation associate at an elite boutique Chicago firm. Murray is an adjunct professor at the University of Notre Dame Law School, where he teaches a course on federal white collar crime.  He received his J.D. from the University of Notre Dame Law School.