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Joseph C. Wylie II

Fax +1.312.827.8108
Mr. Wylie’s practice focuses on complex class-action defense and complex commercial litigation with a particular emphasis on consumer and securities matters. He represents clients in defending against a wide range of individual and class-action consumer claims, including consumer fraud actions and claims brought under the Telephone Consumer Protection Act. He also represents investment advisers and mutual fund families in connection with government investigations and investor claims, including claims made under the Investment Company Act. Mr. Wylie also represents clients in business tort litigation, including lawsuits concerning enforcement of noncompetition and nonsolicitation agreements, misappropriation of trade secrets, and breaches of commercial and employment contracts. Mr. Wylie represents clients involved in disputes concerning the management and control of limited partnerships, limited liability companies, and closely-held businesses, including lawsuits concerning alleged breaches of fiduciary duties.

Professional/Civic Activities

  • Chicago Bar Association
  • Illinois State Bar Association
  • American Bar Association
  • Representation of clients in connection with the Telephone Consumer Protection Act, including successful defense of class actions and regulatory and compliance counseling.
  • Defense of investment advisers and representation of investment companies and independent directors in actions brought under Section 36(b) of the Investment Company Act of 1940, and in investigations and lawsuits relating to allegations of market timing and late trading.
  • Representation of registered investment advisers and other financial industry companies and individuals in proceedings brought by federal regulators and self-regulatory organizations, including investigations by the Securities and Exchange Commission, the Commodity Futures Trading Commission, and FINRA.
  • Defense of fraud claims brought by investors in public and private companies.
  • Defense of consumer finance companies against consumer claims, including successful enforcement of class action waiver and binding arbitration clauses in consumer-finance contracts.
  • Internal investigations on behalf of companies and independent director committees into allegations of regulatory violations and improper conduct.
  • Representation of both individuals and corporations in noncompete, nonsolicitation, and trade secret misappropriation litigation.
  • Representation of a major procurement cooperative in a wide variety of litigation matters, including disputes with suppliers and employees.