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Carrie Elizabeth DeLange



Carrie DeLange focuses her practice on corporate and government investigations, white collar criminal defense and complex commercial litigation matters. Carrie represents individuals and corporations in response to inquiries by the Department of Justice (DOJ), the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC), the Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) and other regulatory agencies. Carrie has also represented clients facing allegations of securities fraud in high-profile criminal enforcement matters.

In addition to assisting clients respond to formal government inquiries, Carrie helps companies conduct internal investigations to find and correct mistakes before they become high-profile criminal enforcement matters. Carrie assists clients to anticipate and prepare for federal enforcement trends that may impact their businesses and has assisted clients conduct internal investigations to detect and prevent fraud, waste and abuse.

Commercial Litigation

In addition to her white collar work, Carrie maintains an active commercial litigation practice. She has handled matters ranging from routine contract disputes to complex securities litigation that threaten a company’s viability. Carrie has handled all stages of litigation from pleading through trial — with efficient and effective results.

Prior to joining the firm, Carrie completed two federal clerkships for the U.S. District Court, Northern District of Illinois under the Honorable Harry Leinenweber and the Honorable Philip G. Reinhard.

Representative Experience

  • Led an internal investigation on behalf of a company into allegations of fraud and embezzlement by a senior employee. The investigation resulted in a recovery.
  • Served as a special prosecutor in the successful week-long trial of an individual charged with conspiring to murder a state-court judge and a state prosecutor.
  • Assisted in representing the former CEO of a national bank in a three-week jury trial in federal court, on charges that he conspired with other bank executives to commit securities fraud and other violations by causing the bank to understate its loan loss reserves and otherwise delay the recognition of loss.
  • Assisted in the successful representation of a woman indicted on bank-fraud charges in the Eastern District of Wisconsin who faced trial in a matter that generated substantial media attention in Wisconsin. In the weeks before trial, the government agreed to dismiss all charges.
  • Assisted in the three-year monitorship of a trading company ordered to undergo a court-mandated monitorship that resulted from an enforcement action by the CFTC.
  • Participated in an internal investigation on behalf of a public corporation into allegations of issues with its revenue recognition.
  • Assisted in an internal investigation on behalf of a Fortune 250 corporation into allegations of fraud relating to government purchases.

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U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit
U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Wisconsin
U.S. District Court for the District of Nebraska
U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois


U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois, Hon. Philip G. Reinhard, 2013-2014
U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois, Hon. Arry Leinenweber, 2012-2013


The John Marshall Law School
J.D. magna cum laude, The John Marshall Law Review (2012)

North Central College
B.A. (2007)

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Professional Associations

  • Federal Bar Association
  • Respiratory Health Association - Associate Board Member


  • Chambers USA — Illinois, Litigation: White-Collar Crime & Government Investigations, 2024
  • Best Lawyers® — "Ones to Watch," Criminal Defense: White-Collar, 2024
  • Faegre Drinker — Pro Bono Honor Roll, 2020-23
  • Illinois Super Lawyers — Rising Star, 2022
  • Leading Lawyers — Emerging Lawyer, Commercial Litigation
  • CALI Excellence for the Future Award® five-time recipient
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No aspect of these recognitions has been approved by the highest court of any state.
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