Dan K. Webb
September 5, 1945 |
Bushnell, Illinois, U.S.
|Education||Western Illinois University (BA)
Loyola University, Chicago (JD)
Daniel K. "Dan" Webb is an American attorney and former U.S. attorney, known for his involvement in high-profile prosecutions and corporate defense.
United States attorney
Webb is a former United States Attorney for the Northern District of Illinois, serving from 1981 to 1985. From 1970 to 1976, he was an assistant U.S. attorney in the special prosecutions division of the U.S. attorney's office of the Northern District of Illinois. In 1990, Webb received international attention for his prosecution of retired Admiral John Poindexter in the Iran–Contra affair. The convictions were overturned on appeal.
After leaving public service, his focus was on defense, especially of white-collar crime and allegations of corporate malfeasance. He was lead defense trial counsel for General Electric in a price-fixing case; represented Microsoft in antitrust litigation; and represented Philip Morris in its tobacco-related litigation.
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- Lardner, Jr., George (1988-09-06). "Poindexter Prosecutor Is Named;Ex-U.S. Attorney Webb to Try Case Against Former Reagan Aide". Washington Post. Retrieved 2010-02-14.
- "Winston & Straw LLP > Attorneys > Attorneys > Dan K. Webb". Winston & Strawn LLP. Retrieved 2010-02-14.