Eli Litoff

Associate ( Chicago )

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A team player who is prepared and quick-minded, clients and colleagues regularly rely on Eli, whether he is arguing critical motions or interviewing key witnesses for corporations in crisis. He balances his competitive edge with a calm Midwestern demeanor, allowing him to maximize results for his clients quickly and efficiently, without resorting to emotional fireworks or intimidation.

Eli’s low-key but extremely effective approach to litigation is informed by the insights he gained inside judges’ chambers, having served as a Judicial Extern to the Honorable Rebecca R. Pallmeyer and the Honorable Jeffrey T. Gilbert in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois. Thorough preparation, candor, and diligence are the touchstones of Eli’s practice. He has successfully leveraged these qualities on behalf of individuals and companies in class actions, complex commercial litigation, and government investigations. Eli also regularly advises clients on compliance programs, including conducting anti-corruption and anti-bribery due diligence.


Representative Engagements

  • Successfully defended a leading airline in putative consumer class actions across the country asserting a variety of claims, including breach of contract, fraud, unjust enrichment, violation of the RICO Act, and violation of the Sherman Antitrust Act.
  • Represented healthcare services provider in Cook County breach of contract action against a hospital, resulting in a successful settlement for client.
  • Represented a healthcare company in a U.S. Attorney’s Office investigation involving fraud committed by the company’s top executives.
  • Defended an individual in a state-court tort action brought by his former employee.
  • Represented the CEO of a public company in a class action alleging violations of the federal securities laws.
  • Represented an individual in a Department of Justice investigation involving bribery of government officials.



Loyola University Chicago School of Law, J.D. 2014, summa cum laude
Lead Articles Editor, Loyola University Chicago Law Journal
Chief Justice, Loyola University Chicago Moot Court Program

University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, B.S., Business Administration, 2009, with honors

Bar Admissions

U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois
U.S. District Court for the Central District of Illinois
U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit

Professional Memberships

ACLU of Illinois Next Generation Society, Board Member

Honors & Awards

Award for Excellence in Pro Bono Service, United States District Court, Northern District of Illinois (2016)

Publications & Presentations

“Proportionality in e-Discovery: The Illinois Appellate Court Seeks to Find the Right Fit,” (co‚ÄĎauthor) Illinois State Bar Association’s Bench & Bar Section Council Newsletter (April 2017, vol. 47, no. 9)

“Rule 502:  Something Illinois Litigants Can Learn From Federal Courts,” (co-author) Illinois State Bar Association’s Bench & Bar Section Council Newsletter (May 2017, vol. 47, no. 10)

“Rule of Preservation in Appellate Law,” (co-author) Daily Report (September 17, 2013)

Community Service

Eli serves his community by providing pro bono legal services to those in need. Eli has represented inmates who were denied their constitutional rights while incarcerated. He has successfully argued for and obtained a Certificate of Innocence for a man who spent over 20 years in prison for a crime he did not commit. And Eli was part of the team of lawyers involved in the quadruple exoneration of the “Marquette Park 4”: four men who as teenagers were convicted of a double murder and armed robbery that they did not commit, and were exonerated over 20 years later.