Hon. Heather McShain

U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois

Magistrate Judge Heather McShain serves in the Northern District of Illinois. Previously, she 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. Judge McShain also served as a Deputy Chief in General Crimes and a line Assistant U.S. Attorney in the General Crimes, Financial Crimes, and Public Corruption and Organized Crime sections. She also served as an Assistant U.S. Attorney 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.