Christopher Heery focuses on helping clients navigate challenging questions of commercial, constitutional, and regulatory law.  His practice focuses on compliance, complex commercial litigation, and corporate internal investigations.  He has extensive experience in defending all aspects of commercial litigation in state and federal court, as well as resolving legal issues on appeal.  He has defended corporations in a wide range of matters involving business tort disputes, healthcare liability, contract disputes, and defending against allegations of fraud.  He is well-versed in all aspects of litigation strategy, including taking and defending depositions, drafting and arguing dispositive motions, and resolving matters at mediation, arbitration, and trial. 

In addition to his civil practice, he has represented individuals and companies in government investigations and complex criminal cases in federal courts throughout the country.  He has defended client at the investigation, trial, and sentencing stages of federal criminal cases.  His experiences in federal criminal cases include fraud, bribery, tax offenses, Foreign Military Financing violations, and criminal Antitrust.  He has also briefed criminal appeals submitted to the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit.

Prior to entering private practice, Christopher served as a federal prosecutor in the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Southern District of Illinois.  While working in the General Crimes Bureau he handled matters involving fraud, extortion, false statements, and national security crimes.  He also worked as a law clerk to the Honorable Charles Kocoras of the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois.

Christopher is a member of the bars of the State of Illinois, the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois, and the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Illinois.

He received his undergraduate degree from the University of Iowa in 2004. In 2011, he graduated with honors from The University of Illinois Chicago and served as a comment editor for The University of Illinois Chicago Review of Intellectual Property Law.