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Chad E. Bell

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Chicago, Illinois

Chad Emerson Bell is a partner in Korein Tillery’s Chicago office. 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, as a Dillard Fellow teaching assistant for first-year Legal Research and Writing, and participated in the Criminal Defense Legal Clinic.

At Korein Tillery, Mr. Bell’s practice focuses on commodities manipulation under the Commodity Exchange Act, securities litigation, antitrust litigation, and consumer protection.  He is currently representing investors in ethanol futures and options seeking to recover losses related to multi-year manipulation of ethanol markets; odd-lot bond investors alleging that large banks participated in a multi-year anticompetitive group boycott of electronic bond trading platforms that would have provided better pricing and more competition when trading bonds, costing those investors billions of dollars annually; a fund damaged by manipulation in violation of the Commodity Exchange Act during the so-called “Volmaggedon” spike in the Cboe’s Volatiliaty Index on February 5-6, 2018; and Florida consumers who allege they were harmed in violation of the Florida Deceptive and Unfair Trade Practices Act in connection with their purchase of pre-need cremation services.

Mr. Bell was also part of the team of Korein Tillery lawyers who have successfully recovered over $5.2 billion to-date in losses incurred by the National Credit Union Administration (NCUA), and millions of dollars for other insurance clients, arising from misrepresentations made about residential mortgage-backed securities in violation of the Securities Act of 1933 and state law.   

Highlights of Mr. Bell’s career prior to joining Korein Tillery include: arguing to the Seventh Circuit en banc on behalf of a federal death row prisoner challenging a Bureau of Prisons policy barring male federal death row inmates from speaking face-to-face with the press; representing a manufacturing client in a successful federal jury trial that recovered 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

  • Commodity Exchange Act Litigation

  • Consumer Litigation

  • Commercial Litigation

  • Antitrust Litigation

  • University of Virginia School of Law

    • J.D. - 2006​

  • Northwestern University

    • B.A. in Economics and Political Science- 2001​

Bar Admissions
  • Illinois

  • United States District Courts for the Northern, Central, and Southern District of Illinois

  • United States District Court for the Western District of Wisconsin

  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit

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