Jack McNeily is an associate in the Chicago office of Latham & Watkins and a member of the firm’s Litigation & Trial Department. Mr. McNeily represents clients in securities litigation and investigations, complex commercial litigation, and white collar defense and investigations. Mr. McNeily’s clients include public companies and their officers, fund managers, investment advisers, and financial services firms. He also advises clients on securities-related compliance.

Mr. McNeily also maintains a robust pro bono practice. Among other matters, he has litigated ADA claims in federal court against New York City on behalf of two classes of disabled city residents, constitutional rights claims in federal court on behalf of a class of prisoners, a wrongful conviction claim in state court, and several contract disputes in state family courts.

Prior to joining Latham, Mr. McNeily was an associate at a major law firm based in New York. While in law school, he was published in the Chicago Journal of International Law.

Mr. McNeily’s select experience includes representing:

Litigation

  • A former CEO of a public company charged in parallel DOJ and SEC actions alleging accounting fraud
  • A public company in a shareholder derivative suit related to allegations of accounting fraud
  • A public company in shareholder suits alleging inadequate disclosures relating to M&A activity
  • A public company in a bellwether product liability action tried to favorable jury verdict in state court*
  • A public financial services firm in more than forty related securities and contracts lawsuits brought by private plaintiffs, federal agencies, and state attorneys general in federal and state court relating to the issuance of mortgage-backed securities*
  • A public financial services firm in a bankruptcy adversary action against a defunct major financial institution relating to the firm’s derivatives trading with the defunct entity*
  • A public company in two CERCLA actions in federal court*
  • A public company in a complex contract dispute with its supplier in federal court*

Investigations

  • Cryptocurrency clients in cutting-edge federal criminal, regulatory, and enforcement matters
  • A CEO of a public company in a federal criminal investigation of improper lobbying practices
  • A financial services firm in an SEC investigation into allegedly improper wash trading
  • An operator of investment funds in connection with an SEC investigation into the funds’ accounting practices
  • A leading investment adviser in an SEC investigation into allegedly undisclosed conflicts of interest
  • A public company in an SEC investigation into alleged improper accounting practices

*Matter handled prior to joining Latham

Bar Qualification

  • Illinois
  • New York

Education

  • JD, University of Chicago Law School, 2013
  • BA, Dartmouth College, 2010

Languages Spoken

  • English