Our lawyers in Chicago advise clients regionally and around the globe on a broad range of issues related to litigation, labor and employment, employee benefits and executive compensation, intellectual property, investment management, tax, antitrust and competition, structured transactions, commercial finance transactions, restructurings, and corporate transactions.
Our skilled litigators represent clients on complex matters ranging from commercial and privacy law disputes to high-profile class actions and group litigation, insurance recovery, product liability, and mass torts. Additionally, our cross-disciplinary teams handle white collar matters, including those in which state attorneys general play a key role.
Our highly recognized labor and employment lawyers have a remarkable record of accomplishment in defending employers in complex litigation of all types across a range of industries. Our team handles the full range of employment and labor issues, including workplace discrimination, internal investigations, systemic employment litigation, wage and hour litigation, Employee Retirement Income Security Act (ERISA), and traditional labor matters.
Our range of intellectual property services include litigation at the district court and appellate levels, patent preparation and prosecution, trademark and copyright counseling and portfolio management, post-grant and other administrative proceedings, and licensing and technology transfer transactions.
In the area of investment management, we advise clients in the alternative investment and private fund industries on fund organization and operation, regulatory and compliance matters, and product offerings. We handle legal matters related to the structuring and managing of the full array of investment structures, including private equity funds, hedge funds, funds of hedge funds, commodity pools and futures funds, hybrid committed capital funds, and managed accounts.
We have a top-tier tax team that offers companies and partnerships of all sizes advice on transactions, tax planning and compliance issues, disputes with taxing authorities and in court, and matters related to the Internal Revenue Service and US Treasury Department.
We also counsel on antitrust and competition matters, advising individuals and corporations on consumer class actions as well as investigations and enforcement matters initiated by the Federal Trade Commission, Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, Office of the Comptroller of the Currency, Commodity Futures Trading Commission, and state attorneys general.
Our structured transactions, finance, and other corporate lawyers offer a range of services to a diverse group of clients—including arrangers, banks, investors, and issuers and underwriters—in connection with securitizations, structured finance, and commercial finance transactions. We also represent debtors and creditors in workouts, restructurings, and bankruptcies.