Eric Sussman is a partner in Reed Smith’s global regulatory enforcement group based in Chicago; his practice focuses on white-collar criminal defence and complex internal investigations. Eric was a deputy chief in the Financial Crimes and Special Prosecutions Unit of the United States Attorney’s Office in Chicago for more than nine years and recently served as the first assistant state’s attorney for Cook County. In more than two decades of practice, Eric has tried more than 35 federal and state cases, briefed and argued multiple appeals before the US Court of Appeals, and directed hundreds of investigations. Eric has handled numerous complex civil and white-collar criminal matters for corporations and executives in courts throughout the United States. Specifically, he has directed internal investigations involving the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act, the False Claims Act, insider trading issues, Dodd-Frank whistleblower provisions and healthcare fraud allegations.