Anthony F. Fata helps investors, traders, brokers and advisors solve difficult regulatory and litigation problems. He also helps businesses and entrepreneurs manage significant commercial matters. He has handled matters in courts and arbitration forums around the country and regularly interacts with federal and state regulators.
Mr. Fata is an adjunct professor for the Seton Hall Law University School of Law’s distance learning program, where he teaches M.S.J. and LL.M candidates in Corporate Governance Enforcement and Risk Management, Securities Regulation and Compliance, and Corporate Law.
He is an active member of the Chicago Bar Association, where he serves on the Editorial Board of the CBA Record and as a Judicial Evaluation Committee investigator. He is also a member of the committees on Futures and Derivatives Law, Financial and Investment Services, Securities Law, Professional Responsibility and Class Actions.
Mr. Fata earned his juris doctor with honors from The Ohio State University Moritz College of Law in 1999, where he was elected to the Order of the Coif, was recognized as a Public Service Fellow, served as Managing Editor of The Ohio State Journal on Dispute Resolution, was selected as a research assistant to Professor Arthur F. Greenbaum (Civil Procedure and Professional Responsibility) and Robert C. Berry (Sports Law and Regulation), and earned the CALI award for Consumer Law, the Albert A. Levin Memorial Award for Legal Professions and the CALI Excellence for the Future Award. Mr. Fata received his undergraduate degree from Miami University in 1995, where he was selected to serve on the Miami University Student Foundation.
Involvement and Memberships
- Chicago Bar Association
- Co-Chair of the Chicago Bar Association’s Securities Law Committee.
- Serves on the Editorial Board of the CBA Record.
- Serves as a Judicial Evaluation Committee Investigator.
- Seton Hall Law University School of Law’s adjunct professor
- Mr. Fata has authored articles, spoken on panels and taught courses relating to securities, commodities, class actions, and internal investigations. More recent panels and publications include:
- Whistleblowers Among Us: The New Regulatory and Self-Policing Paradigm, CBA Record (May 2018) (co-authored with David Kovel);
- The Blockchain Bandwagon—Cryptocurrency on the Move: Marketplace Overview and Regulatory Developments, CBA Record (January 2018) (co-authored with Brian O’Connell);
- Corporate Cons in the 21st Century: Dealing with the Global Employee Fraud Epidemic, PLI Internal Investigations Handbook (March 2017) (co-authored with Corey M. Martens);
- Internal Investigations Seminar Panelist, Practicing Law Institute (2013-2019);
- Mitigating, Detecting, and Dealing with Employee Fraud – The Problem of the Inside Job, CBA Record (January 2017) (co-authored with Corey M. Martens);
- The Investigation is Internal, But Is This Document Privileged? An Overview of Privilege Issues in Internal Investigations, PLI Internal Investigations Handbook (April 2016);
- The Securities Exchange Commission’s Whistleblower Program, PLI Internal Investigations Handbook (March 2015);
- The Commodity Futures Trading Commission’s Whistleblower Program, PLI Internal Investigations Handbook (March 2014);
- Untangling the Seamless Web: Seven Critical Assumptions When Planning Investigations, PLI Internal Investigations Handbook (2013); and
- Doomsday Delayed: How the Court’s Party Neutral Clarification of Class Certification Standards in Walmart v. Dukes Actually Helps Plaintiffs, 62 DePaul Law Review 675 (March 2013).
Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
Mr. Fata is admitted to practice in the State of Illinois; the United States Courts of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit, Seventh Circuit and Ninth Circuit; and the United States District Court for the Northern District of Illinois (including its Trial Bar), Eastern District of Michigan and District of Colorado.