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D. Alexander Darcy

D. ALEXANDER DARCY specializes in complex commercial litigation, collections, creditor-side bankruptcy litigation, and equipment lease/secured transactions. Mr. Darcy represents his clients nationwide, in matters ranging from claims against lessees and borrowers for breach of contract, replevin and fraud, to defending claims brought by bankruptcy trustees, the Federal Trade Commission, and prospective class action plaintiffs. He is also experienced in drafting equipment leases, security agreements, and related documents.

Mr. Darcy’s reported cases include:

  • Fifth Third Mortg. Co. v. Kaufman, No. 18-3295, 2019 WL 3759395 (7th Cir. Aug. 9, 2019)

  • DZ Bank AG Deutche Zentral-Genossenschaftsbank v. McCranie, 720 F. App'x 576 (11th Cir. 2018)

  • DZ Bank AG Deutsche Zentral-Genossenschaft Bank v. Meyer, 869 F.3d 839 (9th Cir. 2017)

  • DZ Bank AG Deutsche Zentral-Genossenschaftsbank v. Connect Ins. Agency, Inc., No. C14-5880JLR, 2016 WL 631574, at *1 (W.D. Wash. Feb. 16, 2016)

  • Lyon Financial Services, Inc. v. Illinois Paper and Copier Co., 732 F.3d 755 (7th Cir. 2013)

  • Lyon Financial Service, Inc. v. Illinois Paper and Copier Co., 2014 WL 4257774 (7th Cir. 2014)

  • Wells Fargo Equipment Finance, Inc. v. Titan Leasing, Inc., 2014 WL 4826980 (7th Cir. 2014)

  • IFC Credit Corporation v. United Business & Industrial Credit Union, 512 F.3d 989 (7th Cir. 2008)

  • IFC Credit Corporation v. Aliano, 438 F.3d 775 (7th Cir. 2006)

  • Linc Equipment Services, Inc. v. Signal Medical Services, Inc., 319 F.3d 288 (7th Cir. 2003)

  • Stromberg Metalworks, Inc. v. Press Mechanical, Inc., 77 F.3d 928 (7th Cir. 1996)

  • Peters v. Enterasys Networks, Inc., 351 B.R.135 (10th Cir. B.A.P. 2006)

  • Lyon Financial Services, Inc. v. Illinois Paper and Copier Co., 848 N.W.2d 539 (Minn. 2014)

  • In re County Collector, Ajax Financial, L.P. v. ABN-AMRO Inc. Leasing and Financial Services, 318 Ill. App. 3d 681 (Ill. App. Ct. 2000)

  • Lease Partners Corporation v. R & J Pharmacies, Inc., 329 Ill. App. 3d 69 (Ill. App. Ct. 2002)

  • Monroe Bank & Trust v. Chie Contractors, Inc., 2013 WL 1629300 (Mich. Ct. App. 2013)

  • F.T.C. v. IFC Credit Corporation, 543 F.Supp.2d 925 (N.D. Ill. 2008).

 

Mr. Darcy has been certified by Virginia and Texas to present a CLE credit on inventory liens to counsel at Exxon Mobil Corporation, “Protecting Your Company Before Your Customer or Distributor Is Unable to Pay.” He is a member of the Chicago Bar Association and the California State Bar Association. He is also a member of the Equipment Leasing and Finance Association, where he serves on the Service Provider Business Council Steering Committee.

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Education
  • Washington University, J.D., 1993

  • Hamilton College, B.A., 1987

Bar Admissions
  • Maryland, 1993

  • Illinois, 1994

  • California, 1997

Court Admissions
  • United States Court of Appeals for the First Circuit

  • United States Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit

  • United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit

  • United States Court of Appeals for the Tenth Circuit

  • United States Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit

  • United States District Court for the Northern District of Illinois

  • United States District Court for the Central District of Illinois

  • United States District Court for the Southern District of Illinois

  • United States District Court for the Northern District of California

  • United States District Court for the Central District of California

  • United States District Court for the Southern District of California

  • United States District Court for the Eastern District of California

  • United States District Court for the District of Colorado

  • United States District Court for the Eastern District of Wisconsin

  • United States District Court for the Southern District of Indiana

  • United States District Court for the Northern District of Indiana

  • United States District Court for the Western District of Michigan

Languages
  • French

  • Japanese