Kevin Duff

Rachlis Duff & Peel, LLC

Contact Details

Rachlis Duff & Peel, LLC
542 S. Dearborn Street
Suite 900
Chicago, IL 60605
United States

Years of Experience

21 - 30

Professional Bio

Kevin Duff serves as a federal equity receiver and counsel to receivers. He has significant experience in litigation involving Ponzi scheme and other similar illegal, illicit, fraudulent, and sham transactions, including pursuing a spectrum of remedies to recover money and other assets from defendants and third-parties in such circumstances. He has managed estates involving complex investment schemes, commercial real estate, and unique asset liquidations. Mr. Duff and RDP have represented international lenders, developers, underwriters, mortgage portfolio traders and managers, property owners, and hedge fund and other investors in securities, intellectual property, finance and banking, and real estate litigation matters. Mr. Duff currently serves as receiver and counsel to receivers in actions brought by the SEC in the United States District Court for the Northern District of Illinois. These actions include multi-million dollar Ponzi schemes and serial predatory frauds in which Mr. Duff has worked to freeze, seize, secure, evaluate, manage, and liquidate various assets, including but not limited to cash, investments, real estate, personal property, life insurance, artwork, and other valuable items. As a receiver, Mr. Duff has pursued claims and used receivership authority against relief defendants, professionals, claw back defendants, and others to the substantial net benefit of the receivership estates he manages.

Company Description

Rachlis Duff & Peel, LLC is a boutique Chicago law firm of seasoned litigators with substantial big-firm experience and a record of achieving exceptional results. RDP handles sophisticated commercial litigation matters for Fortune 500 companies, entrepreneurs, emerging businesses, and individuals. RDP and its professionals pride themselves on providing efficient, high-quality legal representation. In addition to federal equity receiverships and prosecuting and defending all types of business litigation, the firm possesses depth in the areas of insurance coverage, franchising, intellectual property, trade secrets, employment, tax shelter litigation, class actions, and corporate formation and transactions.

Number of Times Appointed a Receiver


Lead Roles in Federal Receiverships

  • Principal (Lead) Counsel
  • Receiver

Other Roles in Federal Receiverships

  • Counsel on Principal Counsel's Team
  • Independent Fiduciary
  • Liquidation/Dissolution Receiver/Manager
  • Local Counsel
  • Other Counsel Role

Receivership Experience in these USDC Courts

  • Illinois Northern

Receivership Experience with these Agencies

  • Securities and Exchange Commission

Sizes of Federal Equity Receiverships

  • $10 - $25 Million
  • $25 Million +

Federal Equity Receivership Cases on which I have Worked

  • SEC v. Huber, No. 09-cv-6068 (N.D. Ill.); Friedhopfer v. Dachman, No. 10-cv-6162 (N.D. Ill.); Duff v. Erickson, No. 10-cv-06223 (N.D. Ill.); SEC v. Goyal, No. 14-cv-3900 (N.D. Ill.); Damian v. Carey, No. 15-cv-4335 (N.D. Ill.); SEC v. EquityBuild, Inc., No. 18-cv-5587 (N.D. Ill.); SEC v. Todays Growth Consultant Inc., No. 19-cv-8454 (N.D. Ill.); Gonzales v. Todays Growth Consultant, Inc., No. 19-cv-08471 (N.D. Ill.); Duff v. Rosenberg, No. 21-cv-6756 (N.D. Ill.); Duff v. DeRoo, No. 22-cv-4335 (N.D. Ill.); Duff v. Chief Management LLC, No. 22-cv-4336 (N.D. Ill.)

Links to Cases


Industry Specialties

  • Banking
  • Blockchain/Cryptocurrency
  • Capital Management
  • Fiduciary Management
  • Finance
  • Multi-Level Marketing
  • Real Estate
  • Securities
  • Technology

Types of Services or Products Your Company Provides

  • Legal Services/Litigation

Professional Certifications

  • Super Lawyers, Business Litigation. AV Rating, Preeminent. Top Rated Litigator. Peer Rated for Highest Level of Professional Excellence. Martindale Hubbell.

Other Professional Associations

  • International Association of Restructuring, Insolvency & Bankruptcy Professionals (INSOL International), 2015-present


Georgetown University Law Center, J.D. 1992; Managing Editor, Law and Policy in International Business; Law Fellow Georgetown University, A.B. History 1989; Member, National Jesuit Honor Society

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