King & Spalding’s Chicago Office Expands Litigation and Investigations Expertise with Addition of Two Partners Including Former Assistant U.S. Attorney Patrick Collins

King & Spalding’s Chicago Office Expands Litigation and Investigations Expertise with Addition of Two Partners Including Former Assistant U.S. Attorney Patrick Collins

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Chamber Member News Post Date: 10/02/17 Source: King & Spalding By: King & Spalding
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King & Spalding today announced that white collar and civil litigators Patrick Collins and Jade Lambert have joined as partners in the firm’s Chicago office. Collins and Lambert join Zach Fardon, recent U.S. Attorney for the Northern District of Illinois, to expand the firm’s Chicago office, which is located in the West Loop at the new Riverpoint Building at 444 West Lake Street.

Patrick Collins

Collins is a seasoned and nationally-renowned trial lawyer and investigator who represents companies and individuals in high-stakes civil and criminal matters in federal and state courts throughout the United States. Inducted into the prestigious American College of Trial Lawyers, he has tried over 25 cases to verdict, including four successful trials during 2015-2016. As a former federal prosecutor, Collins was the lead prosecutor, along with Fardon, in the six-month trial and conviction of former Illinois Gov. George Ryan.

Collins and Lambert were both formerly partners at Perkins Coie, and Collins previously served as an Assistant U.S. Attorney for 12 years in Chicago, the last four of which were as a supervisor in the corruption unit.

“Patrick is a well-known, highly accomplished trial lawyer who is respected in Chicago legal circles,” said Fardon, office managing partner and head of litigation of the firm’s Chicago office. “Having worked together at the U.S. Attorney’s office, I know Patrick to be smart, tenacious, and of extraordinary character and judgment. He and Jade further bring a terrific track record of public service and community involvement. I am thrilled to be partnering with them to build out King & Spalding’s Chicago office.” Read Full Article