We are a national law firm of litigators, trial lawyers, and transactional attorneys. We get results and are committed to providing value as our clients define those terms.
Our lawyers are regularly retained to resolve some of the most challenging, complex, and high-stakes legal issues that our clients face. Our litigators handle the full range of investigation and advocacy, from whistle-blower allegations to government investigations, from pre-litigation demands to full-blown multi-district litigation, and from discrete internal disputes to substantial and public corporate crises.
Our transactional attorneys are called on by clients to structure and negotiate sophisticated transactions. Whether it is a syndicated construction financing, an airport concessions joint venture, a private equity acquisition, or an asset disposition, our deal attorneys have closed significant transactions across the nation.
Our trial lawyers have tried hundreds of civil and criminal cases to verdicts in state and federal courts across more than two dozen states. Our class actions team has defended against complex claims in more than 30 states. Our appellate lawyers have appeared in most federal Courts of Appeal and the United States Supreme Court.
We have deep and broad experience dealing with government at many levels. Six of our lawyers have served as Assistant United States Attorneys and others have experience as state court prosecutors. One was an Illinois state judge. Another was First Deputy Chief of Staff and Public Safety for the City of Chicago. Another served as General Counsel to the Governor of Illinois, and Deputy Corporation Counsel in charge of all City of Chicago litigation. We have judiciously exercised the power of the government, and we have defended our clients against it.
All our attorneys see themselves as counselors to their clients. Several served in top roles in the legal departments of household name companies, handling the panoply of matters that confront 21st century business: governance, regulatory, risk, expansion, competition, employment, compliance, intellectual property, transaction, and securities issues. We are skilled at dealing with the press. We have balanced the competing constituencies that our clients serve: customers, employees, investors, and regulators. We know how to help our clients get to the other side of a crisis. We also know that the best lawsuit is the one that is never filed.
Our Founding Principles
- We excel at what we do
- We deliver value to our clients, as they measure value
- We provide exceptional service
- We are diverse and inclusive
- We perform exemplary pro bono service
- We care about our clients and each other
By putting clients at the center of our mission, by aligning our interests with theirs, and by building processes that allow us to fulfill our promises, we hope to earn and maintain the trust of our clients, every day, on every matter.