Loyola University Chicago

Dan K. Webb Center for Advocacy

School of Law

About Us

ABOUT DAN K. Webb (JD ’70)

Dan K. Webb, chairman of the Chicago law firm Winston & Strawn, is widely considered one of the top trial attorneys in the United States. He received international attention for his successful prosecution of retired Admiral John Poindexter in the Iran-Contra affair. As the US Attorney in Chicago from 1981-1985, he spearheaded the “Operation Greylord” investigations into judicial corruption in Cook County, Illinois.  In 1985, Webb joined Winston & Strawn, where he concentrates his practice in the areas of major commercial litigation and white-collar criminal defense. He has been named the top litigator in the United States by Euromoney's Guide to the World's Leading Litigation Lawyers; the top white-collar criminal defense attorney by Corporate Crime Reporter; the top business litigator in Chicago, in Illinois, and in all areas of law, by Leading Lawyers Network.  He has been selected as one of the “100 Most Influential Lawyers in America” and a “Winning Attorney” by The National Law Journal. In 2008, Webb was named “Person of the Year” by Chicago magazine; he was also named top litigation expert in the United States, and one of the top 25 litigation experts in the world, by the Guide to the World's Leading Lawyers.  He is listed in The Legal 500, The Euromoney Guide to the World’s Leading White-Collar Crime Lawyers; Super Lawyers Corporate Counsel Edition; The International Who’s Who of Business Crime Lawyers; The Guide to the World’s Leading Competition & Antitrust Lawyers; and as one of the top 10 with the second-highest number of points in Illinois’ Super Lawyers, 2007, 2008, 2009 and 2010.  In 2010, the advocacy program at Loyola University Chicago was named the Dan K. Webb Center for Advocacy to honor his distinguished career, and to recognize his significant contributions to the School of Law.