Chad Emerson Bell is an attorney in Korein Tillery’s Chicago office, licensed to practice law in Illinois as well as numerous federal district and appellate courts.
Mr. Bell received his B.A. in Economics and Political Science from Northwestern University in 2001 and his J.D. from the University of Virginia School of Law in 2006, where he served on the editorial board of the Virginia Law Review and as a teaching assistant for first-year Legal Research and Writing as a Dillard Fellow.
At Korein Tillery, Mr. Bell is currently representing investors (including the National Credit Union Administration) seeking to recover losses related to their investments in residential mortgage-backed securities against securities underwriters and trustees. Mr. Bell has extensive experience in complex civil litigation in the areas of securities, antitrust, consumer class action, and commercial/contract disputes at the trial and appellate levels in both state and federal courts. Highlights of Mr. Bell’s career prior to joining Korein Tillery include: arguing to the en banc Seventh Circuit on behalf of a federal death row prisoner challenging a Bureau of Prisons policy that bars male federal death row inmates from speaking face-to-face with the press; representing a manufacturing client in a successful federal jury trial to recover millions of dollars in costs of a product recall from a supplier who provided defective parts; lobbying the Illinois legislature on behalf of state prisoners seeking additional educational opportunities; obtaining a successful settlement on behalf of a class of funeral home directors against their investment advisors related to losses incurred by pre-need funeral trusts; and defending a manufacturing client against Sherman Act, Clayton Act, and Lanham Act claims brought by a competitor alleging the manufacturer engaged in anticompetitive bundling and exclusive contracts. Mr. Bell is also experienced in matters of e-discovery, and has authored articles on e-discovery issues for the Uniform Commercial Code Law Journal.
Areas of Practice
- Securities Litigation
- Consumer Litigation
- Commercial Litigation
- Antitrust Litigation
- District Courts for the Northern, Central, and Southern District of Illinois
- U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit
- University of Virginia School of Law
- J.D. – 2006
- Northwestern University
- B.A. in Economics and Political Science – 2001