James R. Streicker

Jim Streicker focuses his practice on defending individuals and corporations in white-collar criminal cases. As a former Assistant United States Attorney with over thirty years of trial experience, Mr. Streicker brings an unparalleled depth of sophistication and experience to each matter, leading Chambers & Partners to identify him as “very talented” and a “key figure” in the white-collar criminal defense market.  Jim has represented clients in a number of areas including global Foreign Corrupt Practices Act investigations, antitrust, healthcare fraud and abuse, government fraud, securities fraud, environmental, taxation, customs, gaming, internal corporate investigations and SEC investigations and enforcement actions. Mr. Streicker’s clients have included CEOs, CFOs, directors, officers, and executives of major corporations, public officials, partners in professional services firms, commodities traders, labor unions and union officials.

Mr. Streicker is widely recognized as one of the nation’s leading white-collar criminal attorneys.  He is listed in Best Lawyers in America, Who’s Who in American Law, the Guide to the World’s Leading White Collar Crime Lawyers, and Chambers & Partners. He has been selected as an Illinois Super Lawyer every year for the past decade.  Jim is also a Fellow of the American College of Trial Lawyers and of the American Board of Criminal Lawyers. He has lectured on healthcare fraud and federal sentencing guidelines, and served as an instructor at the John Marshall Law School, the U.S. Attorney General’s Advocacy Institute and the National Institute for Trial Advocacy.

Mr. Streicker spent the first decade of his career in public practice, serving as an Assistant Attorney General for the State of Illinois, Deputy Defender in the Illinois Appellate Defender’s Office, and as Assistant U.S. Attorney for the Northern District of Illinois. During his tenure in the U.S. Attorney’s Office, Mr. Streicker was Chief of the Criminal Receiving and Appellate Division.