Ty served on the Management Committee of Mayer Brown from 1985 to 2007, including serving as co-Chairman (1998-2001) and Chairman (2001-2007). Ty’s practice includes complex litigation, state and regulatory compliance matters, as well as advising audit committees and boards of directors. He has extensive jury trial experience in cases involving financial crimes, tax, securities, regulatory matters, multi-district, and class action litigation.
Ty has been featured in Leading Lawyers Magazine (July 2010), and has been named among both America’s Leading Business Lawyers (Chambers USA) and the World’s Leading Business Lawyers (Euromoney). He also was named “2002 Person of the Year” by Chicago Lawyer Magazine.
By appointment of President George W. Bush, he serves on the Commission for the Preservation of America’s Heritage Abroad. Ty is a former Attorney General of Illinois, where he served as the chief legal and law enforcement officer and prosecuted actions on behalf of the people and defended actions brought against the state, its constitutional officers, and its employees. In addition, he has served as Director of the Illinois Department of Law Enforcement and as an Assistant United States Attorney for the Northern District of Illinois.