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When Illinois judges needed someone to represent them in court, they turned to Forde Law Offices and attorney Kevin R. Malloy. An experienced commercial litigator and civil appellate attorney, Mr. Malloy helped craft the appeal that secured salary increases and $10 million in backpay to judges who had been denied cost-of-living adjustments by the Illinois Executive and Legislative branches. He also represented the Chicago Board of Trade in its lawsuit against the Chicago Board Options Exchange Inc. as the CBOT sought to participate in the restructuring and reorganization of the CBOE. Mr. Malloy delivered a $1 billion settlement to his client and went on to help steer the Chicago Board of Trade Holdings through its historic merger with Chicago Mercantile Exchange Holdings as well as a host of other critical legal challenges.
"You want to approach the case thinking about the what is in the client's best interest long term," Mr. Malloy says of his legal philosophy. "The more information, the better is always the case... You can always learn from the client." Mr. Malloy prides himself on communicating openly with his clients on a regular basis in order to diligently educate himself about all facets of their businesses as well as to make sure they are aware of all the options they have for protecting their interests. Aware of his clients' financial constraints in a tough economy, he investigates legal challenges thoroughly at the outset in order to help clients avoid costly litigation when possible and find the most efficient and cost-effective way of reaching their goals.
Whether's he's prosecuting insurers for proper coverage of his clients' businesses or defending his clients from accusations of breach of fiduciary duty, Mr. Malloy delivers unparalleled legal service at both the trial and appellate level. His skills are so widely recognized that the 60,000 attorneys in Sullivan's Law Directory have voted him a Leading Lawyer, an honor given to only the top five percent of attorneys in Illinois. To benefit from Mr. Malloy's sharp legal acumen and dedication to his business clients, contact Forde Law Offices LLP at (312) 641-1441.
U.S. District Court, Northern District of Illinois, 1997
U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit, 1999
U.S. Court of Appeals, Seventh Circuit, 2000
Year of Birth: 1971
Law School: The American University, Washington College of Law, J.D., 1997
Law School Honors/Involvement: Cum laude; The American University International Law Review; Recent Developments Editor
Undergraduate School: University of Notre Dame, B.A., 1993
Bar/Professional Association Involvement:
Awards; Honors; Distinctions:
- Leading Lawyers Member selected by peers in Civil Appellate Law and Commercial Litigation
Published Legal Writing:
- "State Practice: Illinois' Class Action Statute," (co-author), Class Actions, Illinois Institute for Continuing Legal Education, 2010
- "Special Considerations in a Class Action," (co-author), Illinois Civil Discovery Practice, Illinois Institute for Continuing Legal Education, 2009
- "Procedural Aspects of Shareholder Derivative Suits in Illinois," Class Actions, Illinois Institute for Continuing Legal Education, 2010