Brian A. McAleenan

BRIAN A. MCALEENAN is a partner in the firm’s Chicago office. Brian has a broad litigation and regulatory practice. His litigation experience includes cases involving: general contract and commercial disputes; telecommunications; securities fraud; fiduciary duties and corporate governance; and fraudulent transfers. His regulatory experience includes: ratemaking and certification proceedings before the Illinois Commerce Commission; adjudication proceedings before the Federal Communications Commission; and advising companies on general utility regulation issues, including affiliated interests and public utility status.

Brian's recent representations include: an investment fund manager in fraudulent transfer and securities fraud litigation stemming from the fallout of a $3 billion Ponzi scheme; an investment fund manager in fraudulent transfer and securities fraud litigation arising out of the collapse of a large, privately-held oil and gas transportation company; a major telecommunications carrier in litigation concerning access charge arbitrage; a major electric utility in a ratemaking proceeding; and two large investors in a money market fund in litigation seeking recovery of their investments after the fund “broke the buck.”

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Areas of Practice 1) Communications Regulatory, 2) Complex Commercial Litigation, 3) Energy, 4) Antitrust and Unfair Competition, 5) Electricity, 6) Hedge Fund and Private Equity Litigation, 7) Hedge Funds, 8) Telecommunications and 9) Broadband and Video
Law School University of Illinois College of Law, J.D., 1998
Admitted Year 1997
Education University of Illinois, B.S., 1995
Bar Member / Association Illinois State Bar Association
Most recent firm Sidley Austin LLP
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