Dan Webb, co-executive chairman of Winston & Strawn, is one of the most distinguished and sought-after trial lawyers in the United States. He has tried more than 100 jury cases and been named to the prestigious American College of Trial Lawyers. Dan received international attention for his successful prosecution of retired Admiral John Poindexter in the Iran-Contra affair. As the U.S. Attorney in Chicago, he spearheaded the “Operation Greylord” investigations into judicial corruption in Cook County, Illinois. Dan received national attention for his work as lead trial counsel for General Electric, successfully defending it against criminal price-fixing allegations related to industrial diamonds, as well as for his representations of Microsoft Corp. in its antitrust litigation, Philip Morris in its tobacco-related litigation, and Verizon in obtaining a $58 million verdict in a patent litigation matter.
Dan’s government experience includes: Assistant U.S. Attorney, Chief of Special Prosecutions Division, U.S. Attorney’s Office, U.S. Department of Justice, 1970–1976; U.S. Attorney, Northern District of Illinois, 1981–1985.