Daniel G. Hildebrand

Chicago,  IL  U.S.A.

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AV® Preeminent

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Practice Areas

  • Litigation
    Contact InfoTelephone: 312.456.1088
    Fax: 312.456.8435
    University Brown University, A.B., magna cum laude, 1988
    Law SchoolYale Law School, J.D., 1992 Book Reviews Editor, Yale Law Journal, Judge William E. Miller Prize
    Admitted1993, Illinois; U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit; U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit; U.S. District Court for the Central District of Illinois; U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Illinois; U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois, including Trial Bar

    Professional & Community Involvement

    •Member, Appellate Lawyers Association

    •Member, Federal Bar Association

    BornNew York, N.Y., June 20, 1966

    Daniel G. Hildebrand focuses his practice on trial and appellate representation of financial institutions, professional services firms, public companies and governmental entities in a wide range of disputes, including securities fraud, business torts, breach of contract, First Amendment, public procurement and real estate.

    Areas of Concentration

    •Financial institutions litigation
    • Securities fraud / SEC enforcement
    • Professional liability
    • Complex commercial
    • Government/First Amendment

    Awards & Recognition
    •Listed, Leading Lawyers Network, 2012-2015
    •Listed, Super Lawyers magazine, Illinois Super Lawyers, 2009
    •Rated, AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5

    AV, BV, AV Preeminent and BV Distinguished are registered certification marks of Reed Elsevier Properties Inc., used under in accordance with the Martindale-Hubbell certification procedures, standards and policies.

    Associated News & Events

    Press Releases

    01.13.15 63 Greenberg Traurig Chicago Attorneys Recognized by Leading Lawyers

    01.11.13 Forty-Five Greenberg Traurig Attorneys Named to Leading Lawyers Network in Illinois

    05.18.10 Greenberg Traurig Continues to Expand its Chicago Office

    Articles, Publications, & Lectures
    •Speaker, Defense of Public Access to Court Proceedings: Carlock v. Sherriff of Sangamon County, New York State Bar Association, Committee on Media Law, November 18, 2010
    •Speaker, Troubled Outsourcing Arrangements: Strategies and Tips for Managing Difficult Issues, Sourcing Interests Group Webinar, September 15, 2009
    •Speaker, Troubled Outsourcing Arrangements: Strategies and Tips for Managing Difficult Issues, CLE Client Seminar, March 19, 2009
    •Speaker, Ethics and the Expert Witness: Conflicts of Interest and Other Ethical Issues in Expert Witness Retention, CLE Seminar with Navigant Consulting, June 20, 2008
    •Speaker, Managing Protests at Show Facilities, International Association of Exhibition Managers Annual Meeting, December 5, 2001

    •Law Clerk, the Honorable Walter J. Cummings, U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit, 1992-1993

    Legal Experience
    •Special Assistant Attorney General, State of Illinois, 2000 - 2001

    Reported CasesSignificant Representations: Securities Fraud / Professional Liability: Defended large financial firm against state securities claims brought by Federal Home Loan Bank of Chicago, related to residential mortgage-backed securities offerings. (Cook Cty, Ill.) (2010-2013); Defended executive as potential witness in SEC investigation. (2010-2012); Defended large financial firm against RICO, fraud, breach of fiduciary duty, state securities and related claims arising from services to private clients. (E.D. La.); (S.D.N.Y.); (Tarrant Cty, Tex.); (N.D. Ill.); (Harris Cty, Tex.); (2004-2009); Defended national accounting firm in appeal to compel arbitration against Ohio Superintendent of Insurance. (Ohio 10th Dist.) (2009); Defended national accounting firm in bankruptcy trustee's suit alleging audit negligence related to $16 million stock subscription. Won summary judgment before arbitration panel. (N.D. Ill., Bankr.); (Amer. Arb. Assoc.) (2006); Defended international food company in securities fraud and related claims brought by bankruptcy trustee. (D. Del., Bankr.); (E.D. Tex.) (2006); Defended international food company in SEC enforcement action. Drafted Wells submission arguing that client did not aid or abet securities violations; obtained no action letter. (2004); Defended national accounting firm in an appeal of class certification in securities fraud class action. Won ruling requiring evidence of an efficient market prior to class certification. (U.S. Court of Appeals, 4th Cir.) (2004); Defended national accounting firm in lawsuit involving financial statements filed with Illinois Gaming Board. Won motion to dismiss. (Cook Cty, Ill.) (2004); Complex Commercial: Represented national property management company in partnership dispute with national construction firm over 50-year privatized military housing projects. (Monterey County, CA; Fairfax County, VA; Muscogee County, GA) (2010-2013); Represented major public companies in private breach of contract disputes and mediations with their global IT outsourcing services providers. (2005-2009); Defended national airline against contract, tortious interference and defamation claims related to termination of corporate travel agency. (E.D.N.Y.) (2009); Represented national airline in complex contract dispute. Won declaratory judgment enforcing worldwide requirements contract for aircraft tires. (Cook Cty, Ill.) (2006); Represented insurance company in complex contract dispute alleging breach of policy portfolio acquisition agreement; argued and won appeal in Seventh Circuit. (N.D. Ill.; U.S. Court of Appeals, 7th Cir.) (2007); Defended financial firm in default proceedings brought by ground lessors against Chicago office buildings owned by client. (Cook Cty, Ill.) (2002); (N.D. Ill.) (2001); Defended financial firm in commercial borrowers' suits claiming that mortgage prepayment premiums were unenforceable. (W.D.N.C.) (2003); (N.D. Ill.) (2002); Government / First Amendment: Represented national property management company in FOIA negotiations with United States Department of the Army. (E.D. Va.) (2011); Represented newspaper in defamation action alleging wrongful reporting of arrest and arraignment. (C.D. Ill.; U.S. Court of Appeals, 7th Cir.) (2011-2012); Represented newspaper in defamation action by local public official alleging liability for anonymous posting on newspaper's website; won motion to dismiss under Section 230 of Communications Decency Act. (N.D. Ill.) (2012); Represented newspaper in petition seeking to prevent sealing of court records alleging destruction of evidence by public officials. (C.D. Ill.) (2010); Advised Illinois public transportation entity about adoption of policy for internet advertising and First Amendment standards related to operation of website. (2010); Defended national airline in false claims case alleging violations of Chicago contracting ordinances. (Cook Cty, Ill.) (2007-2009); Defended Illinois public entity in civil rights actions about First Amendment rights at waterfront development and convention center. (N.D. Ill.) (2004-2009); Defended Illinois public entity's award of a $50 million services contract in FOIA and public procurement litigation. (Cook Cty, Ill.) (2003); Represented major sports leagues in amicus brief, seeking review of appellate decision striking down ordinance at two Chicago stadiums under First Amendment. (U.S. Sup. Ct.) (2003); Some of the above representations were handled by Mr. Hildebrand prior to his joining Greenberg Traurig, LLP.

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    Daniel G. Hildebrand

    77 West Wacker Drive, Suite 3100
    ChicagoIL 60601


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