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USA Illinois Litigation: General Commercial

Our definition of general commercial litigation will always take into consideration the other practice areas that we cover in a given state. It is therefore a fairly broad interpretation of commercial litigation, perhaps more easily defined by what is not included within it. If, for example, we are looking at a state where we have coverage of IP, antitrust and bankruptcy litigation in standalone tables, we would not expect too much of this work to be included in a commercial litigation table and would be looking more for business disputes such as breach of contract claims. The work should be civil, and should involve disputes between business entities.

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Band 1
  1. Bartlit Beck LLP
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    Bartlit Beck LLP
    Litigation: General Commercial
    USA 2022 | Band 1 | 19 Years Ranked
    Standout litigation boutique renowned for its expertise in the commercial litigation space and much sought after for its capabilities in highly complex class actions and multidistrict matters. Possesses deep expertise in areas such as product liability, mass torts, securities, antitrust and IP and represents top clients from the financial services, technology, chemical and pharmaceutical sectors. Features an exceptional roster of talented attorneys with an impressive track record of success at trial.
  2. Kirkland & Ellis
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    Kirkland & Ellis
    Litigation: General Commercial
    USA 2022 | Band 1 | 19 Years Ranked
    Market-leading commercial litigation practice characterized by exceptional bench strength and breadth of expertise. Also possesses expert strength in white-collar crime, with particular renown for its FCPA practice, and a sophisticated securities offering. Maintains an excellent reputation for advising a range of prominent clients on high-stakes regulatory investigations and criminal proceedings. Represents clients from a variety of sectors, including financial services, energy and pharmaceuticals.
  3. Sidley Austin LLP
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    Sidley Austin LLP
    Litigation: General Commercial
    USA 2022 | Band 1 | 19 Years Ranked
    Dominant and highly acclaimed practice that demonstrates outstanding expertise across the board in litigation, appearing in some of the most significant criminal and civil cases in the market. Boasts varied sector expertise in areas such as healthcare, financial services and defense, with significant capabilities in the securities space. Impressively deep bench of high-quality practitioners who act on both commercial and criminal matters for domestic and international corporations. Recent involvement includes assistance with litigation associated with data breaches and cybersecurity issues.
  4. Jenner & Block LLP
    Litigation: General Commercial
    USA 2022 | Band 1
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Band 2
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    Jones Day
    Litigation: General Commercial
    USA 2022 | Band 2 | 19 Years Ranked
    Strong national litigation practice with a global footprint and deep resources in Illinois. Respected for its expert handling of complex criminal white-collar and civil business litigation. Utilizes its wide-ranging industry experience to assist clients on the full gamut of issues, with notable strength in healthcare as well as life sciences, energy and natural resources. Particularly recognized for its expertise in defending against product liability actions. Involved in a wide range of matters including wrongful death lawsuits, class actions and allegations of FCRA violations.
  2. Latham & Watkins LLP
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    Latham & Watkins LLP
    Litigation: General Commercial
    USA 2022 | Band 2 | 17 Years Ranked
    Offers outstanding capabilities in white-collar crime and securities matters, including major internal investigations as well as SEC and DOJ investigations and shareholder claims. Also highly adept in disputes across areas such as insurance, antitrust, environment and product liability. Fields a strong bench of experienced commercial litigators and high-level former government prosecutors in the white-collar group. Particular experience in the sports, energy and financial services sectors.
  3. Mayer Brown LLP
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    Mayer Brown LLP
    Litigation: General Commercial
    USA 2022 | Band 2 | 19 Years Ranked
    Highly-regarded Chicago practice with strength across the gamut of litigation issues. Broad civil, regulatory and criminal expertise includes acting on FCPA, False Claims Act and grand jury investigations, as well as product liability and antitrust disputes. Possesses considerable trial ability and experience, and regularly represents clients in governmental investigations. Attracts an impressive roster of major financial services and pharmaceutical companies, as well as defending individual executives facing criminal proceedings. Offers particular strength in the technology, sports and automotive industries.
  4. Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP & Affiliates
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    Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP & Affiliates
    Litigation: General Commercial
    USA 2022 | Band 2 | 19 Years Ranked
    Superb litigation group with a deep bench that represents domestic and international clients in a range of significant disputes. Impressive white-collar team which features deep experience handling investigations involving the DOJ, FINRA, CFTC and SEC. Also has notable expertise in multidistrict class action litigation, including securities disputes. Frequently acts on cross-border regulatory investigations and civil matters. Significant trial experience at both state and federal levels.
  5. Winston & Strawn LLP
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    Winston & Strawn LLP
    Litigation: General Commercial
    USA 2022 | Band 2 | 19 Years Ranked
    Distinguished litigation practice noted for its impressive commercial and white-collar expertise. Further able to assist on securities litigation, including shareholder derivative suits and class actions. Sought after by corporations and individuals across various industries, including financial services, telecommunications and insurance. Features a team of outstanding litigators with decades of experience handling complex issues, including antitrust and product liability disputes. Boasts an impressive cross-border capacity, handling and coordinating EU and worldwide investigations.
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Band 3
  1. Greenberg Traurig, LLP
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    Greenberg Traurig, LLP
    Litigation: General Commercial
    USA 2022 | Band 3 | 4 Years Ranked
    Notable white-collar practice that utilizes the firm's extensive resources to represent domestic and international clients facing government investigations and litigation worldwide. Experience includes FCPA enforcement actions, False Claims Act suits and internal investigations. Also offers broad commercial litigation capabilities, with a focus on the defense of consumer class actions and real estate litigation.
  2. McDermott Will & Emery LLP
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    McDermott Will & Emery LLP
    Litigation: General Commercial
    USA 2022 | Band 3 | 19 Years Ranked
    A high-quality firm with a significant footprint in the commercial litigation and criminal defense arenas. Acts for domestic and international clients from a range of sectors, leveraging notable strength in the healthcare and financial services markets. Broad capabilities include FCPA, False Claims Act and securities disputes. Particularly noted for its strength in tax controversies, class action and antitrust defense.
  3. Neal, Gerber & Eisenberg LLP
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    Neal, Gerber & Eisenberg LLP
    Litigation: General Commercial
    USA 2022 | Band 3 | 15 Years Ranked
    Well regarded for its expertise in commercial litigation, representing both corporations and individuals from industries including banking, construction, finance, real estate and healthcare. Features expertise across an impressive range of disputes, acting on matters such as product liability and antitrust litigation, with a significant focus on securities litigation and investigations. Also possesses a quality white-collar criminal defense offering. Regularly involved in a number of matters with significant cross-border elements.
  4. Goldman Ismail Tomaselli Brennan & Baum LLP
    Litigation: General Commercial
    USA 2022 | Band 3
  5. Novack and Macey LLP
    Litigation: General Commercial
    USA 2022 | Band 3
  6. Reed Smith LLP
    Litigation: General Commercial
    USA 2022 | Band 3
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Band 4
  1. Baker McKenzie
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    Baker McKenzie
    Litigation: General Commercial
    USA 2022 | Band 4 | 19 Years Ranked
    Well-regarded team advising a range of domestic and international clients on complex commercial litigation matters. Also features a strong white-collar team with expertise in federal and internal investigations and cross-border proceedings. Particularly adept at handling securities litigation and FCPA issues, as well as antitrust, immigration and fraud matters. Active across a range of sectors, including pharmaceuticals, technology and manufacturing.
  2. Dentons
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    Dentons
    Litigation: General Commercial
    USA 2022 | Band 4 | 15 Years Ranked
    Well-reputed litigation team that assists a broad spectrum of clients with a wide range of disputes, including arbitrations and appeals. Often called upon to handle product liability and fraud litigation, fielding significant experience in defending against major class actions. Possesses strong capabilities in securities litigation, particularly spoofing cases. Draws on a strong global platform to provide expert representation in cross-border cases. Significant client base in the media and entertainment sector.
  3. DLA Piper LLP (US)
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    DLA Piper LLP (US)
    Litigation: General Commercial
    USA 2022 | Band 4 | 11 Years Ranked
    Broad-based litigation practice with a nationwide presence, highly regarded for its representation of clients in consumer class actions and institutional commercial litigation. Features particular expertise in advising accountancy firms on professional liability disputes. Broad client roster also includes major multinationals such as global banking, retail and real estate companies, representing both privately held and public companies. Additional experience in the technology, financial services and healthcare sectors.
  4. Eimer Stahl LLP
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    Eimer Stahl LLP
    Litigation: General Commercial
    USA 2022 | Band 4 | 4 Years Ranked
    A strong litigation boutique offering clients representation in a range of commercial disputes including consumer fraud, product liability and competition litigation. Nationwide capability in trying cases in state and federal courts. Fields particular strength in the healthcare, technology and energy sectors.
  5. Gair Eberhard Nelson Dedinas Ltd.
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    Gair Eberhard Nelson Dedinas Ltd.
    Litigation: General Commercial
    USA 2022 | Band 4 | 5 Years Ranked
    Robust litigation practice that demonstrates significant experience across a range of commercial business disputes. Able to represent both corporate and individual clients in sectors such as financial services, healthcare and construction. Also fields experience in white-collar criminal mandates and civil fraud.
  6. Goldberg Kohn Ltd
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    Goldberg Kohn Ltd
    Litigation: General Commercial
    USA 2022 | Band 4 | 15 Years Ranked
    Noted Chicago firm fielding expertise across a broad range of disputes, including particular strength in the financial services industry. Sought after by clients for its experience in cases involving intellectual property, bankruptcy, product liability, insurance and class action litigation. Particularly noted for its strong False Claims Act practice.
  7. Katten
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    Katten
    Litigation: General Commercial
    USA 2022 | Band 4 | 18 Years Ranked
    Well-regarded practice with notable expertise in white-collar criminal and commercial litigation. Handles a wide array of disputes, including product liability claims, SEC and FTC investigations and insurance matters. Also conducts internal corporate investigations on behalf of clients into workplace wrongdoing. Key areas of industry focus include financial services, healthcare and real estate. Also known for its experience in the for-profit education sector. Draws on the strength of other practices in the firm to provide support and advice to large financial institutions on regulatory and criminal matters.
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Band 5
  1. Arnold & Porter
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    Arnold & Porter
    Litigation: General Commercial
    USA 2022 | Band 5 | 8 Years Ranked
    Recognized for its experience in commercial litigation involving product liability and IP elements. Has deep expertise acting for pharmaceutical and life sciences clients, as well as tobacco companies. Extensive trial capabilities see it frequently retained in breach of contract and mass tort disputes, as well as product liability and consumer defense cases. Other strengths include real estate litigation and medical malpractice matters.
  2. Barack Ferrazzano Kirschbaum & Nagelberg LLP
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    Barack Ferrazzano Kirschbaum & Nagelberg LLP
    Litigation: General Commercial
    USA 2022 | Band 5 | 2 Years Ranked
    Respected Chicago firm with notable trial capabilities in high-value commercial disputes. Regularly sought out by clients in the financial services, retail and automotive sectors to handle both single-plaintiff and class action claims. Offers further expertise in complex cross-border mandates.
  3. Much Shelist, P.C.
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    Much Shelist, P.C.
    Litigation: General Commercial
    USA 2022 | Band 5 | 4 Years Ranked
    Chicago-headquartered firm with notable expertise across a range of commercial disputes. Regularly engaged by both plaintiffs and defendants to act in high-stakes civil trials. Offers particular strength in complex insurance coverage litigation.
  4. Riley Safer Holmes & Cancila LLP
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    Riley Safer Holmes & Cancila LLP
    Litigation: General Commercial
    USA 2022 | Band 5 | 1 Years Ranked
    High concentration of talent in white-collar matters, featuring a number of impressively experienced practitioners in the area. Acts for clients on a range of litigation, including FCPA and fraud cases. Also noted for its strength in external and internal investigations, including those brought by the SEC, DOJ and FTC. Offers a compliance counseling service for clients on all white-collar matters.
  5. Ropes & Gray LLP
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    Ropes & Gray LLP
    Litigation: General Commercial
    USA 2022 | Band 5 | 2 Years Ranked
    Notable litigation team offering nationwide representation to a range of high-profile companies and individuals. Broad practice includes defending against investigations conducted by federal and state bodies, as well as criminal proceedings. Offers strength in fraud, anticorruption and antibribery matters in the asset management, life sciences and technology fields. Able to handle all manner of commercial disputes, from single-plaintiff claims to large class actions. Adept at handling matters with cross-border elements.
  6. Shook, Hardy & Bacon LLP
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    Shook, Hardy & Bacon LLP
    Litigation: General Commercial
    USA 2022 | Band 5 | 5 Years Ranked
    Shook, Hardy & Bacon's Chicago-based team brings extensive experience handling complex commercial disputes, representing clients across a broad range of industries. The team offers expertise in breach of contract and fiduciary claims, class action and antitrust litigation. The firm is also capable handling trade secret, fraud and tortious interference claims.
  7. Willkie Farr & Gallagher LLP
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    Willkie Farr & Gallagher LLP
    Litigation: General Commercial
    USA 2022 | Band 5 | 2 Years Ranked
    National powerhouse with an increasingly prominent presence in the Illinois market. Regularly called upon by clients from a broad range of industries to act in complex, high-value commercial disputes. Offers experience defending claims with antitrust and IP aspects, as well as allegations of employment misconduct.
  8. Foley & Lardner LLP
    Litigation: General Commercial
    USA 2022 | Band 5