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Michael J. O'Rourke
Managing Partner
Michael C. Moody
Partner
Andrew N. Levine
Partner
Myles P. O'Rourke
Partner
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Michael J. O'Rourke
Managing Partner
Chicago, Illinois
Michael J. O'Rourke is a founding partner and the current managing partner of the firm, with over 30 years’ experience in business litigation and corporate reorganization. His trial experience extends across all areas of commercial law, including the Uniform Commercial Code, banking, contracts, partnership, and creditors’ rights. Mr. O’Rourke has handled complex multi-district litigation on the federal level and has also acted as lead counsel in numerous class actions throughout the country. Mr. O’Rourke has represented major institutions, such as banks, corporations and partnerships in a wide variety of matters, including bankruptcy and real estate reorganization.
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Experienced litigator with
over 40 jury and non-jury trials
tried in courts throughout the
United States.

Successfully defended out-of-state
corporate defendant in 6 week jury
trial over breach of contract and
fraud case.

Obtained summary judgment in
multi-million dollar shareholder
stock contract dispute.

Obtained trial verdict for corporate
plaintiff in action for corporate
fraud against defendant
corporation’s officers and directors



Education

University of Virginia School
of Law, Charlottesville, Virginia,
1977 J.D.

Harvard University,
Cambridge, Massachusetts,
1973 B.A., Bachelor of Arts
Honors: Cum Laude

University of Oxford,
Oxford, England,
1972 B.A.
Bar Admissions

Illinois, 1997

U.S. Court of Appeals
7th Circuit, 1982

U.S. District Court Northern
District of Illinois, 1977



Memberships & Distinctions

Illinois Super Lawyers,
2006 – 2011

American Bar Association
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Michael C. Moody
Partner
Chicago, Illinois
Michael C. Moody is an equity partner of the firm with over 20 years’ experience in bankruptcy, creditors’ rights, and business reorganizations, and provides counsel to companies with respect to general corporate matters, complex transactions, and in litigation. Mr. Moody began his career as a bankruptcy and reorganization practitioner at the law firm of Winston & Strawn. He has represented numerous small and midsized companies in debt restructuring or default situations, in particular midsize construction companies. Mr. Moody has extensive experience in business reorganization matters having participated in many large reorganizations and workouts. Mr. Moody also has considerable experience representing secured creditors, most notably ORIX Credit Alliance and AT&T Financial Services in all aspects of commercial equipment leasing litigation.
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Experienced litigator of both
jury and non-jury trials in State
and Federal Courts.

Experienced in contract
negotiation and execution in all
aspects of business, corporate
and partnership formation on
behalf of many business clients
and individuals.

Extensive knowledge and
experience in all aspects of debt
collection and asset recovery on
behalf of secured and unsecured
creditors in both State and Federal
Courts around the country.



Education

John Marshall Law School,
Chicago, Illinois, 1990 J.D.

Honors: Cum Laude
Honors: Order of John Marshall
Law Journal: Software Law
Journal, 1989 – 1990

Illinois State University,
Normal, Illinois, 1989 B.S.

Honors: Dean's List
Honors: With Honors
Major: Political Science
Bar Admissions

Illinois, 1990

U.S. Court of Appeals
7th Circuit, 1993

U.S. District Court Northern
District of Illinois, 1990



Published Works

The Intellectual Property
Bankruptcy Protection Act:

Legislative Relief for
Software Licensees From
Licensor Bankruptcy, 3
Software L.J. 91, 1989



Representative Cases

Orix Credit Alliance v. Taylor
Machine Works, 125 F.3d 468
(7th Circuit 1997)
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Andrew N. Levine
Partner
Chicago, Illinois
Andrew N. Levine is a partner with the firm and is an experienced litigator and general practitioner. He has been with the firm since 1997 and has conducted numerous jury and bench trials in state and federal court in a variety of administrative forums. Before joining the firm Mr. Levine served as an Assistant Attorney General at the Office of the Illinois Attorney General. He is a member of the federal trial bar. In addition to litigation, Mr. Levine counsels clients and handles a variety of business transactional and real estate matters, representing business owners, landlords and tenants. He is also currently serving as a Special Assistant State’s Attorney handling post-conviction petitions involving claims of coerced confessions resulting from allegations of physical abuse and torture. He has also previously served as a Special Assistant Attorney General representing the Illinois Department of Transportation in an employment discrimination matter through trial and on appeal before the Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals.
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Some of Mr. Levine’s
recent matters include:


Illinois Appellate Court

People v. Gillespie Represented
the People of the State of Illinois
in the circuit court in connection
with a post-conviction petition filed
by an incarcerated individual
alleging his confession was the
product of physical abuse and
torture. The matter was dismissed
after argument by the circuit court
and appealed. Presented oral
argument on appeal of post
conviction matter. After oral
argument, dismissal was affirmed
on appeal.

Circuit Court of Cook County

DiamondRock v. Alt Hotel LLC,
et al Represent mezzanine lender
in connection with a 79 million
dollar foreclosure of a landmark
hotel located in downtown
Chicago. Matter involves
numerous complex transactional
documents, jurisdictional issues
and the Illinois Mortgage
Foreclosure Law.

United States District Court for
the Northern District of Illinois


Fred D. Gee v. State Farm,
11-C-0250 Represent plaintiffs
in connection with a putative
class action regarding the
handling of claims and
determination of benefits under
certain polices of insurance

Federal Court Appointment

Moore v Astrue Appointed by the
Federal District Court Northern
District of Illinois to represent an
indigent individual in the
administrative review of an
adverse Social Security Disability
Benefits determination.
Education

Joint JD/MBA Program

DePaul University College
of Law, J.D., 1992

DePaul University College of
Commerce, Masters of Business
Administration, 1992

University of Illinois,
BS Finance, 1989



Bar Admissions

Illinois, 1992

U.S. District Court Northern
District of Illinois

U.S. District Court Central
District of Illinois

U.S. Court of Appeals
7th Circuit

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Myles P. O'Rourke
Partner
Chicago, Illinois
Myles P. O'Rourke is a partner with the law firm. His focus is primarily in the area of commercial litigation. Mr. O’Rourke is also currently the acting First Assistant to the Special States Attorney for Cook County, the Honorable Judge Stuart A. Nudelman (Ret.). In this capacity, Mr. O’Rourke represents the State of Illinois in pending lawsuits brought pursuant to the Post-Conviction Hearing Act (725 ILCS 5/122-1, et seq.) and post-judgment proceedings arising under Section 2-1401 of the Illinois Code of Civil Procedure. Prior to joining the firm, Mr. O’Rourke served as Senior Staff Attorney to the Honorable Paul P. Biebel, Jr., Chief Judge of the Criminal Division for the Circuit Court of Cook County.

Commercial Litigation

Obtained summary judgment
against a Delaware close
corporation for breach of
stock purchase agreements
and interference with their
ownership rights.


Successfully represented a
former partner of a law firm
in an $18 million dispute with
creditors alleging, among other
things, common law fraud and
RICO violations.

Representation of a Fortune
500 equipment leasing company
in lawsuits pending in the Circuit
Court of Cook County.



Education

Loyola University of Chicago
School of Law,
Chicago, IL J.D. 2004

University of Virginia,
Charlottesville, VA, B.A. 2001



Professional
Associations &
Memberships


Lincoln Central Association

Chicago Bar Association

American Bar Association

Appellate

Obtained Petition for Leave to
Appeal to the Illinois Supreme
Court from a decision of the
Appellate Court, First District,
in People v. Stanley Wrice, 406
Ill. App. 3d 43 (2010).

Obtained Order Affirming
the Decision of the Trial Court
in People v. Gillespie, 407 Ill.
App. 3d 113 (2010).



Bar admissions

Illinois, 2004

U.S. District Court for the Northern
District of Illinois, 2008



Published Works

Post - Instructions to Verdict, Fox,
Hon. Lawrence, P., and O'Rourke,
Myles P., New Judges Seminar,
November, 2004

Closing Argument: Judge as
Guardian of Constitutional Rights,
Lampkin, Hon. Bertina E. and
O'Rourke, Myles P., Death Penalty
Seminar, May, 2005

The Guilty Plea and Appellate
Admonishments: Decisive
Moments in the Criminal Process,
Lampkin, Hon. Bertina E. and
O'Rourke, Myles P., New Judges'
Seminar, December, 2005
Rafael A. Bombino
Associate
Brian J. Stefanich
Associate
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Rafael A. Bombino
Associate
Chicago, Illinois
Rafael A. Bombino in commercial litigation at both the state and federal court level. Rafael also worked as the Chief Staff Attorney for Presiding Judge Paul P. Biebel, Jr. of the Criminal Division for the County of Cook. Rafael is also fluent in Spanish.
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Assisted in the representation
of a Chicago union in the litigation
of a breach of contract dispute
involving the sale of commercial
real estate.

Assisted in the defense of a chief
executive officer in federal court
involving various claims of breach
of fiduciary duties.

Assisted in the defense of
post-judgment claims against
Cook County which were litigated
in the Circuit Court, Appellate
Court and Illinois Supreme Court.
Education

Northern Illinois University,
B.S. Electrical Engineering 2002

DePaul University College
of Law, J.D. 2006



Bar Admissions

Illinois, 2006

U.S. District Court Northern
District of Illinois, 2010



Professional Associations

Illinois State Bar Association

Chicago Bar Association

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Brian J. Stefanich
Associate
Chicago, Illinois
Brian J. Stefanich is an associate attorney at O’Rourke and Moody. Brian concentrates his practice on commercial litigation and complex litigation matters.
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Assisted in a favorable
settlement involving a fraud claim
against a defendant bank

Obtained a judgment on a
breach of contract claim for
a corporate client

Drafted a successful petition
for leave to appeal to the Illinois
Supreme Court

Education

Valparaiso University, B.A.
Political Science 2007

IIT Chicago-Kent College
of Law, J.D. 2010



Bar Admissions

Illinois, 2010


U.S. District Court Northern
District of Illinois, 2011

Professional Associations

Illinois State Bar Association

Chicago Bar Association