With a diligent and intellectually rigorous approach informed by his years as a Scientific Associate at the Genomics Institute of the Novartis Research Foundation in La Jolla, California, litigator Ivan Settimba focuses his practice on product liability and complex commercial disputes.
Clients rely on Ivan for his ability to dig deeply into the fact-finding aspects of their cases, building the timelines and narratives that highlight critical issues and shape strategies. His meticulous and thorough preparation ensures a “no surprises” experience for his clients. Ivan is skilled in handling all stages of litigation, including responding to discovery, drafting motions, conducting depositions, preparing witnesses, and negotiating settlements.
He has represented industrial product manufacturers, petrochemical, utility, and pharmaceutical companies. He served as National Counsel for a Fortune 500 company, taking responsibility for identifying defense strategies and monitoring local counsel.
Ivan’s legal experience includes both plaintiff’s side employment work and insurance defense. Throughout his career, he has thrived in working collaboratively with clients and colleagues.
Judicial Extern, Hon. Virginia M. Kendall, U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois (2012)
Judicial Extern, Hon. Nathaniel R. Howse, Jr., Illinois Appellate Court, First District (2013- 2014)
- Served as National Coordinating Counsel for a Fortune 500 company and was responsible for identifying defense strategies and monitoring local counsel.
- Drafted motion for summary judgment for national product manufacturer that led Plaintiff to dismiss the suit voluntarily.
- Successfully advocated for utility company’s dismissal from a mass tort liability action without litigating the issue in court.
Loyola University Chicago School of Law, J.D., 2014
Health Law Certificate
Trial Advocacy Certificate
Publicity Director, Loyola University Chicago Moot Court Program
First Place Brief Honors and the Championship, Appellate Lawyers Association Moot Court
First Place Brief, National Moot Court Competition in Child Welfare & Adoption Law
Wabash College, B.A., History, 2006
U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois
American Bar Association
Chicago Bar Association
Adjunct Professor of Law, Loyola University Chicago School of Law (Fall 2020)
Loyola University Chicago School of Law, Alumni Board of Governors