Eric Sussman, '94, Joins Barnes & Thornburg LLP

Barnes & Thornburg Nabs Ex-Prosecutor From Reed Smith

Law360 (October 25, 2021, 2:52 PM EDT) -- 

Eric Sussman
Eric Sussman

Barnes & Thornburg LLP announced it hired a veteran litigator from Reed Smith LLP with experience in white collar cases, both as a defense attorney in private practice and as a federal prosecutor in Chicago, where he took on crooked police officers and led the fraud trial against media baron Conrad Black.

Eric Sussman will join as a partner in the firm's Chicago office, focusing on white collar defense, government investigations and commercial litigation, Barnes & Thornburg announced Thursday. Before joining the firm, Sussman spent three years at Reed Smith, where he also focused on white collar defense, securities enforcement and health care fraud, among other areas, according to his LinkedIn profile.

Before private practice, Sussman was deputy chief in the Financial Crimes and Special Prosecutions Unit of the U.S. Attorney's Office for the Northern District of Illinois from 1999 to 2008.

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