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Andrew DeVooght

Co-Chair, White Collar Criminal Defense & Investigations


Andrew DeVooght’s experience as a trial lawyer, federal prosecutor, Supreme Court law clerk and law professor enables him to provide pragmatic and creative counsel to clients facing their toughest legal challenges. 

Andrew maintains a broad-based practice representing a diverse range of companies and individuals at the trial and appellate levels in government disputes, complex business litigation and securities-related class actions. Andrew is also called upon to conduct internal investigations for companies, nonprofit organizations, individuals and foreign governments in the United States, Europe, the Middle East and Asia. 

Andrew is a fantastic trial attorney. He is a very good cross-examiner who is able to handle high-profile matters. Chambers USA 2023

In aggressively advocating for his clients, Andrew brings the same work ethic, leadership and commitment to teamwork that helped him become an NCAA All-American, the SEC Scholar Athlete of the year and a team captain at the University of Georgia.

  • How to Handle a Seventh Circuit Pro Bono Appeal
    Speaking Engagements


  • University of Illinois College of Law, 法学博士, summa cum laude Notes & Comments Editor, University of Illinois Law Review, Order of the Coif
  • University of Georgia, 文学学士, magna cum laude, Phi Beta Kappa
    NCAA Academic All American
    Southeastern Conference H. Boyd McWhorter Male Scholar-Athlete of the Year


  • 美国伊利诺伊州北部地区地方法院
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Seventh Circuit
  • U.S. Supreme Court


  • 伊利诺伊州


  • Honorable Michael S. Kanne, United States Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit
  • Honorable William H. Rehnquist, Chief Justice of the United States


  • Named in Chambers USA: America's Leading Lawyers for Business in Illinois Litigation: White-Collar Crime & Government Investigations) (2023)
  • Named in The Legal 500 US in Corporate Investigations and White-Collar Criminal Defense, published by Legalease Limited and John Pritchard (2021-2023)
  • Named "Best Lawyer" in Appellate (2023), Commercial Litigation (2023 and 2024), and Criminal Defense: White Collar (2024) by The Best Lawyers in America
  • Named "Illinois Super Lawyer" in Business and Appellate Litigation (2015-2019, 2021) and White Collar (2022 and 2023) by Thomson Reuters
  • Named "Illinois Rising Star” in Business and Appellate Litigation by Thomson Reuters (2010)
  • Recognized as a “Future Star” among Illinois litigators, Benchmark Litigation, The Definitive Guide to America’s Leading Litigation Firms & Attorneys (2008 and 2009)


  • Board of Directors, University of Illinois College of Law’s Alumni Association (2012-2014)
  • Visiting Professor, University of Illinois College of Law