Edward M. Hogan

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Practice Areas

Labor and Employment
Health Care
State and Local Government
Construction, Physical Plant and Environmental

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Edward M. Hogan is a founding partner of Hogan Marren Babbo & Rose, Ltd., formed in 1993.  Mr. Hogan has been actively involved in governmental, regulatory and legislative issues in labor, education, banking, real estate, and commercial law, as well as litigation and alternative resolution activities on behalf of the firm's clients.

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Mr. Hogan’s experience in representing his clients' interests before state governments as well as his advocacy for the State itself makes him sensitive to the complexities of governmental agencies and their legal issues. Mr. Hogan has extensive experience in the regulatory aspects of labor organizations, labor-management cooperation committees, benefit funds, health care providers and financial institutions. Mr. Hogan has represented hospitals in HMO liquidation proceedings including The University of Illinois Hospital and Clinics in a case involving American HMO.

Mr. Hogan regularly counsels the firm's benefit funds and labor-management cooperation committees and has served as special counsel to those clients in complex state and federal ERISA matters, in fidelity and wage and fringe benefit bond litigation and in related bankruptcy and court proceedings.

Professional Memberships/Activities

Mr. Hogan has served as assistant director of the Building and Construction Employers Association and several other state and federally sponsored labor-management committees. Mr. Hogan has also served as a Special Assistant Attorney General to the State of Illinois (Illinois State Toll Highway Authority and Illinois Department of Labor) and formerly acted as counsel to the Illinois Department of Public Aid with respect to negotiation of ICARE contracts. He also has advised educational institutions about employment matters, student disciplinary matters, real estate matters, tenure and certification matters as well as handled their ongoing legal matters.

Mr. Hogan is a member of the Chicago Bar and Illinois State Bar Associations. He was a member of the Special Commission on the Administration of Justice (the "Solovy" or "Commerford" Commission) and has served as an officer or director of many business and charitable organizations including his current position as Chairman of First Suburban National Bank.


HMBR Attorneys Establish MWRD Employees Right To Accrued And Prospective Deferred Compensation

On January 25, 2012, in a case filed on behalf of twenty-seven employees of the Metropolitan Water Reclamation District of Greater Chicago (“MWRD”), Cook County Circuit Court Judge Richard J. Billik held that the employees had an enforceable contract right to deferred compensation that could not be retroactively eliminated by an action of the MWRD Board in November, 2010.

Patrick E. Deady, Edward M. Hogan, Limo T. Cherian and Evan J. Haim filed the lawsuit in December, 2010 as a potential class action and obtained a temporary restraining order on behalf of those named plaintiffs most severely impacted by the MWRD decision to eliminate these deferred benefits.  Prior to November, 2010, non-represented employees of the MWRD received up to 30 days of pay upon termination for twenty years of service and had the right to accumulate up to 120 days of sick leave, which would be paid out on a two-to-one basis upon retirement.  The MWRD Board’s November, 2010 action sought to eliminate these accrued benefits for any current employee who did not voluntarily resign by December 31, 2010, and provided that no MWRD employees would accrue any future termination or sick leave incentive pay after January 1 2011.

In his January 25, 2012 ruling, Judge Billik held as a matter of law that the policies, directives and the Employee Handbook of the MWRD established a contract with those plaintiffs who had worked and accrued the deferred benefits prior to the implementation of the new policy on January 1, 2011.  The Court also found that the District’s June, 2011 action eliminating the right to future accrual of these deferred compensation benefits was ineffective for any of the plaintiffs hired prior to November 2, 1994, the date the District first adopted and promulgated an Employee Handbook containing a specific disclaimer that the employment policies did not create a binding employment agreement.  The Court held these pre-1994 plaintiffs had an enforceable right to future accruals of these benefits until they agreed to a modification of the deferred compensation policy, in exchange for some monetary consideration.

For a copy of the Circuit Court’s January 25, 2012 Ruling, click here pdf button.

HMBR Attorneys Challenge Honest Services Fraud Conviction

HMBR attorneys Patrick E. Deady, Edward M. Hogan, Kelly McCloskey Cherf and Michael Tecson are challenging the mail fraud conviction of former City of Chicago employee Timothy McCarthy in light of the U.S. Supreme Court’s June 24, 2010 decision in Skilling v. U.S. restricting the scope of the honest services fraud statute used to convict McCarthy.  McCarthy and his codefendants, Robert Sorich and Patrick Slattery, filed post-conviction petitions in February, 2010 seeking to vacate their convictions, anticipating the Court’s decision in Skilling.  The petitions are now pending before United States District Court Judge David H. Coar.  HMBR attorneys also represented McCarthy in the 2006 City Hiring fraud trial and on direct appeal to the Supreme Court.


Illinois (1977)
U.S. Supreme Court
U.S. Court of Appeals, Seventh Circuit
U.S. District Court, Northern District of Illinois
U.S. District Court, Northern District of Indiana


IIT-Chicago Kent College of Law (J.D., 1977)

Loyola University (M.B.A., 1973)

University of Notre Dame. (B.A., Arts & Letters, 1970)