Daniel M. Purdom has extensive trial and investigative experience concerning white-collar federal crimes, such as health care fraud, complex financial fraud, tax fraud, insurance fraud, SEC fraud, international antitrust, official and police corruption, RICO, organized crime, bank embezzlement, the False Claims Act, and bank fraud.
He has tried dozens of criminal and commercial cases in numerous states. Mr. Purdom has briefed and argued more than 25 cases to federal and state appellate courts.
In addition to his white-collar criminal practice, Mr. Purdom has extensive trial experience involving health care fraud and abuse, Illinois Attorney Registration and Disciplinary Committee (ARDC) defense, False Claims Act/qui tam actions, commercial litigation, employment and class action lawsuits.
Mr. Purdom has represented numerous medical providers who have been involved in federal, state and regulatory investigations of alleged health care fraud and related problems. He also handles internal investigations of employee wrongdoing involving embezzlement or internal fraud, and has helped various clients implement and monitor corporate compliance programs.
Mr. Purdom has also been involved in numerous False Claims Act/qui tam actions nationally representing health care providers, defense contractors, and others. In 1986, as an Assistant U.S. Attorney in the Northern District of Illinois, Mr. Purdom prosecuted what was then the largest health care fraud in the United States.
He secured the dismantling of a $20 million Medicaid fraud scheme, and the conviction of more than 40 individuals, including doctors, pharmacists and others associated with the scheme.
Mr. Purdom coordinated the efforts of the U.S. Postal Inspectors, the Illinois Department of Public Aid, the Illinois Department of Registration and Education, the Illinois State Police and the Internal Revenue Service, and gained valuable working knowledge of the health care billing system.
During his tenure with the U.S. Attorney’s Office he tried more than 35 jury trials and briefed and argued more than 15 appeals before the Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals. Mr. Purdom has been appointed a Special Inspector General by the State of Illinois Executive Ethics Commission to conduct several high profile investigations.
He has also been appointed as a Special State’s Attorney on a number of occasions to conduct internal investigations and to provide professional ethics opinions. Mr. Purdom joined Hinshaw & Culbertson LLP in July 1986. He previously served as Partner-in-Charge of Hinshaw’s Lisle office and has headed the firm’s National White Collar Criminal Practice Group.
Mr. Purdom was formerly a member of Hinshaw’s Executive Committee. Previously, from 1980 to 1986, he served as an Assistant United States Attorney for the Northern District of Illinois (Chicago).
Mr. Purdom graduated first in his law school class from Southern Illinois University School of Law in 1978. In addition, Mr. Purdom was the recipient of the Monroe Award for Excellence in Legal Writing and Research, and the West Award for Highest Academic Honors (1st, 2nd and 3rd years). He also received numerous awards for highest grades in individual classes.
Professional Affiliations :
- American Bar Association, Section of Business Law White-Collar Crime Committee Member
- DuPage County Bar Association
Representative Matters :
- US v. Pratt (N.D. of Illinois): Obtained dismissal on the eve of trial in multi-million dollar criminal mortgage fraud prosecution.
- Steiner Sports Marketing, Inc. v. David Ortiz: Successfully resolved this contract dispute in the Supreme Court of the State of New York.
- The Name LLC, a Delaware Limited Liability Company, (Jay- Z) v. David Ortiz: Successfully resolved this case in the Southern District of New York.
- McGuire v. GTE: Mr. Purdom’s client was found not guilty in this Title VI and age discrimination lawsuit.
- U.S. ex rel. Perales v. St. Margaret’s. False Claims Act where relator was seeking $89 million. Case dismissed based on 10 summary judgment motions.
- In re: Conarty: Mr. Purdom secured a finding in favor of his client in this Illinois Attorney Registration and Disciplinary Commission (ARDC) trial.
- J.D., with highest honors, Southern Illinois University College of Law, 1978
- B.S., Illinois State University, 1974
- U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit
- U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit
- U.S. District Court for the Central, Northern, and Southern Districts of Illinois
- U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Indiana
- U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Wisconsin.
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