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Joseph L. Hoolihan


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  • Defending haircare and personal products manufacturer and distributor in multi-district, class-action litigation regarding false advertising and product liability claims.
  • Defending trucking and logistics company in alleged data breach class action pending in Illinois state court.
  • Representing sports agency asserting claims for breach of contract and breach of fiduciary duty against former sports agent and all-star athlete in an arbitration matter.
  • Representing lender to pursue claims arising from a multi-billion dollar, international Ponzi scheme.
  • Representing advertising company against municipal corporation in a fraud and breach-of-contract matter involving alleged, eight-figure damages.
  • Represented plaintiff against its former employee and the employee’s co-conspirators to assert civil fraud and conspiracy claims.
  • Represented one of the world’s largest international banks against lender liability claims in bankruptcy.
  • Represented FCA whistleblowers in non-intervened litigation against defense contractor, helping to obtain a settlement of $108.75 million, the largest settlement ever obtained in connection with Iraq War fraud.
  • Represented FCA whistleblower against a hospital system and physicians group, helping to obtain a settlement of $10 million.



  • Northwestern University Pritzker School of Law, J.D., 2015

    cum laude

  • University of Colorado Boulder, B.A., Political Science, 2012


  • Illinois
  • U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois