Gabriel A. Fuentes is a trial lawyer and former Assistant U.S. Attorney with broad-based experience in complex civil and criminal matters. Clients turn to Gabe for complex and sensitive corporate internal investigations. Gabe also has represented Japanese corporations and individuals in some of the most significant and complex international criminal antitrust investigations of the past decade, including the DRAM, freight forwarding, and auto parts matters. Gabe also has extensive experience in complex civil litigation, including asset recovery, class action defense, civil antitrust defense, legal malpractice, and the theft of corporate trade secrets. Gabe is relentless in his efforts on behalf of clients, inside and outside the courtroom.
His varied background draws on his experience as a former professional journalist with the Los Angeles Times, the Chicago Tribune, and the City News Bureau of Chicago. As an Assistant U.S. Attorney, Gabe successfully prosecuted complex international matters including the rare return of U.S. citizen children held unlawfully in the Kingdom of Jordan. At Jenner & Block, Gabe became a partner in 2001 and then again upon rejoining the firm in 2006 after his government service. He chaired Jenner & Block’s Pro Bono Committee for four years, during which the firm was repeatedly named the top-ranked pro bono law firm in the United States by The American Lawyer. Gabe is a former president of the Chicago Council of Lawyers and is a member of the American Bar Association, the Chicago Bar Association, Illinois State Bar Association, the Hispanic National Bar Association, and the Hispanic Lawyers Association of Illinois. He is a member of the Federal Defender Panel for the Northern District of Illinois.
A prolific speaker and writer on criminal law, ethics, and corporate investigation and compliance issues, Gabe is a member of the adjunct faculty at the Northwestern University School of Law, where he graduated with honors and served on the law review. He served as a law clerk to the Hon. John F. Grady of the Northern District of Illinois.