Our Chicago office is a gateway to the US Midwest and serves clients both regionally and around the globe. Lawyers in our Chicago office advise clients on a broad range of issues related to litigation, labor, employment, employee benefits, intellectual property, securities enforcement, investment management, and corporate transactions. Our Chicago lawyers include a former Securities and Exchange Commission director, a former federal prosecutor, top-tier nationally ranked labor and employment and ERISA litigation lawyers, several lawyers with scientific and engineering backgrounds who assist clients with their intellectual property needs, and a number of nationally recognized ESOP lawyers.
Our top-ranked labor and employment lawyers (Chambers, American Lawyer, National Law Journal, Legal 500, BTI), advise clients on issues including workplace discrimination, Employee Retirement Income Security Act (ERISA), ,and wage and hour litigation. In the litigation arena, we handle complex litigation of all types across a broad range of industries, but we have particularly deep and experienced bench in defending consumer class action litigation. We also have an intellectual property team that represents clients before courts and administrative agencies around the world, and also is on the cutting edge of patent prosecution.
Our securities litigation and enforcement lawyers have represented financial institutions, public companies, and senior executives in regulatory investigations and enforcement proceedings conducted by government and self-regulatory bodies in cases involving allegations of financial fraud and in securities and commercial litigation matters. The corporate and business transactions group represents privately held companies in acquisitions and disposition transactions involving employee stock ownership plans (ESOPs). Our employee benefits team focuses its practice on the investment and management of employee benefit plan assets and all aspects of ERISA compliance. And our investment management lawyers represent financial services clients in futures and securities transactions, derivatives regulation, and legislation, compliance, and enforcement matters.