He actively litigates in state and federal court, including appeals before the Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals, Illinois Appellate Court, and Illinois Supreme Court. He also represents clients before administrative agencies such as the Illinois State Board of Education, Illinois Department of Human Rights, and National Labor Relations Board.
Mr. Wysong represents whistleblowers in a wide range of insurance fraud, fraud on the government, and other qui tam claims under the federal False Claims Act and similar state laws in courts around the county. His unanimous victory in the Illinois Supreme Courts in State ex rel. Cahill v. Family Vision Care secured the right of whistleblowers to expose and prosecute fraud against private insurance companies under a unique Illinois law.
He also champions civil rights and fights discrimination on behalf of his clients in a range of forums. Mr. Wysong has represented youth and students to secure education services, fight discrimination by youth sports teams, advocate for inclusive practices of students of all gender identities, and in school discipline proceedings at all education levels. He advocates for the housing rights of seniors and has challenged discrimination in public housing and property tax assessment. He represents women facing employment discrimination by the City of Chicago Fire Department to recover millions of dollars in lost wages and other employees in wage claims, discrimination complaints, and whistleblower actions.
Mr. Wysong also has experience representing clients in complex class and mass actions, including as a member of Plaintiffs Executive Committee in the In re: Ethiopian Airlines Flight ET 302 Crash against Boeing regarding the 737-MAX airplane, counsel for consumers in the corruption litigation against the utility Commonwealth Edison, and representing parties in the opioid MDL litigation and related bankruptcy proceedings.
Mr. Wysong graduated from Stanford Law School and earned a degree in education policy from the Stanford University School of Education. Mr. Wysong also has experience with research on educational equity, workers’ compensation, labor, and workplace safety issues. He received his undergraduate degree in public policy with honors from the University of Chicago.
Prior to joining HSPRD, Mr. Wysong was a law clerk to the Honorable Richard Posner of the United States Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit and worked at Equip for Equality as a Skadden Public Interest Fellow working on disability and education matters.
Mr. Wysong is a member of the Illinois bar.