Andrew S. May


200 West Madison Street
Suite 2700
Chicago, Illinois 60606

Primary Practices

Andrew S. May is a seasoned securities and commodities partner with decades of experience in navigating complex compliance issues, regulatory enforcement actions, and customer disputes, as well as industry disputes. As a true counselor to his clients, he prioritizes understanding their unique operations and challenges alongside the laws and regulations governing them.

With over 25 years of experience in serving participants in the securities and futures industries, Andrew is well-equipped to handle a wide range of legal issues faced by various entities such as future commission merchants (FCMs), introducing brokers, commodity pool operations (CPOs), commodity trading advisors (CTAs), floor brokers, and proprietary traders. He also defends the interests of proprietary trading firms, registered investment advisors (RIAs), clearing and retail broker-dealers (BDs), registered representatives (RRs), and hedge funds and their operators.

Andrew also has extensive experience in enforcement actions, examinations, and investigations involving the following:
Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC)
Securities Exchange Commission (SEC)
Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA)
Chicago Board options Exchange (CBOE)
Chicago Mercantile Exchange (CME)
Chicago Stock Exchange (CSE)
National Futures Association (NFA)

He also handles arbitrations before the NFA, FINRA, and various exchanges such as CBOT, CME, and the former New York Stock Exchange (NYSE), as well as National Association of Securities Dealers (NASD).

In addition to his substantive experience with virtually all aspects of securities and commodities markets, Andrew advises financial services clients on business formation, compliance, disclosure, registration, and transactional matters.

Andrew’s legal career includes two decades with firms throughout Chicagoland and as a solo practitioner, concentrating on commodity futures regulation, broker-dealer regulation, and investment management.

Professional History

  • Partner, Hahn Loeser & Parks LLP, 2024-present
  • Partner, Hinshaw & Culbertson LLP, 2020-2024
  • Principal Attorney, Chuhak & Tecson, P.C., 2018-2020
  • Owner, May Law PC, 2006-2018
  • Partner, Lewitas & May, 2004-05
  • Associate, Henderson & Lyman, 2000-2004
  • General Counsel, Access Financial Group, Inc., 1996-2000



Andrew currently resides on Chicago’s North Shore and enjoys watching his kids compete in sports.


  • DePaul University College of Law, J.D., 1995
  • Kent College of Law, LLM, Financial Services, Ongoing
  • University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, B.A., 1992
Community Involvement

Options Alliance, Counsel, 2014-2017

Awards & Distinctions

“Clients’ Choice Award” for Financial Services, AVVO, 2012, 2015

Bar Admissions

State of Illinois, 1995


U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois, 1996


U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Michigan, 2010

Memberships & Affiliations

Chicago Bar Association


Illinois State Bar Association