Gil M. Soffer is managing partner of Katten's Chicago office, national co-chair of the firm's Litigation practice and a member of the Board of Directors. A former federal prosecutor, Gil provides experienced counsel to individuals and companies under investigation by the Department of Justice (DOJ), Securities and Exchange Commission, Federal Trade Commission and other government regulators.
Gil's practice runs the gamut of white collar criminal and civil fraud matters, with particular emphasis on the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA), health care fraud, securities fraud and fraud involving government programs. Gil has particular experience in the area of independent corporate monitorships. As Associate Deputy Attorney General, Gil was a principal drafter of the DOJ's Corporate Monitor Principles (the Morford Memo). He has testified before the US House of Representatives Judiciary Committee's Subcommittee on Commercial and Administrative Law regarding the use and selection of corporate monitors in criminal cases. In February 2017, the DOJ and SEC appointed Gil as the global corporate compliance monitor for the world's largest manufacturer of generic pharmaceuticals, in one of the most substantial FCPA resolutions to date.