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Rubén Castillo




Rubén Castillo, a first-chair litigator, focuses his practice on corporate investigations, white collar criminal defense, private arbitration, and mediation work for litigants. In addition, he serves as chair of Akerman Bench, one of the nation’s largest panels of former judges, seasoned lawyers, and former law clerks who provide guidance on court presentations.

Prior to joining Akerman, Castillo served as chief judge of the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois, the first Latino to hold this position. 

He has been regional counsel to the Mexican American Legal Defense and Education Fund and assistant United States attorney in the special criminal prosecutions division.