As Benesch continues to add to its roster of top-notch legal talent, the firm is pleased to welcome Partner Christopher T. Grohman to the White Collar, Government Investigations & Regulatory Compliance Practice Group in Chicago.
Chris is a former Assistant United States Attorney for the Northern District of Illinois that has spent the last 7 years in private practice helping companies and individuals navigate governmental and internal investigations. He has defended cases brought by almost every government agency, including the DOJ, SEC, CFPB, CFTC, to name a few. He has conducted multiple internal investigations for Fortune 500 companies related to accounting fraud, corporate embezzlement, theft of trade secrets, and other sensitive topics.
A trial lawyer at heart, Chris tried 7 jury cases during his time as a federal prosecutor, and an additional 13 trials in his time in private practice. His recent victories include a seven figure damages award for a plaintiff that brought suit against a former partner as well as a full acquittal of a criminal defendant charged with multiple felonies. Chris has investigated and conducted complex federal civil, criminal, and administrative trials and appeals involving various subjects, including Medicare compliance, bankruptcy fraud, financial fraud, and legal and medical ethics. In addition, he has represented, advised, and assisted corporations in developing and implementing compliance programs, as well as conducting diligence as part of mergers, focusing on Medicare, Fair Debt Collection Practices Act, and Anti-Money Laundering compliance. Chris was a former instructor at Federal Law Enforcement Training Center and National Advocacy Center. He also was an Adjunct Professor at DePaul University Law School, Drafting (Jan. 2015 – 2018); Research and Writing for Law Enforcement (January 2016 - June 2018).
Chris received his Juris Doctor from Harvard Law School, and his Bachelor of Science in Economics with concentration in Finance, Minor in Mathematics from the University of Pennsylvania, Wharton School of Business.