Hon. Heather McShain

US Courts

Magistrate Judge Heather K. McShain was sworn in as a United States Magistrate Judge on May 1, 2020. Previously, Judge McShain served for ten years as an Assistant United States Attorney in the Northern District of Illinois, where she most recently held the position of Deputy Chief in the Financial Crimes Section and supervised the Health Care Fraud Unit. Judge McShain also served as a Deputy Chief in General Crimes and a line AUSA in the General Crimes, Financial Crimes, and Public Corruption and Organized Crime Sections. Prior to moving to Chicago, Judge McShain also served as an AUSA for seven years in the Civil Division within the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Southern District of New York, an associate at Jones Day in Washington, D.C., and a law clerk to Judge Robert Cowen, U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit, and Judge William Lee, U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Indiana. Judge McShain obtained a B.S. in Mathematics from the University of Notre Dame and a J.D. from Notre Dame Law School. Judge McShain currently serves as an Adjunct Professor of Law at Notre Dame Law School.