Representative Matters (Partial List)

Case results depend upon a variety of factors unique to each case, and do not guarantee or predict a similar result in any future case.

Some of Chris' cases are as follows:

Representation of hedge fund administrator against former employee in theft of trade secrets and computer fraud and abuse in Chicago federal district court resulting in permanent injunction against employee.

Representation of inventor in inventorship case in Minnesota federal district court resulting in landmark inventorship decision by the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit in Washington, D.C. in inventor's favor.

Representation of internationally renown scientist falsely accused of research misconduct in university disciplinary proceedings and in defamation and indemnification cases in Cook County Illinois Circuit Court resulting in landmark appellate decision of Illinois Appellate Court establishing qualified privilege for defamation claims in academic research misconduct proceedings.

Representation of international commodity/options brokerage house/futures commission merchant (FCM) in major dispute with large international trading customer over violations of trading limits and forced liquidation in the American Arbitration Association in New York resulting award to client.

Representation of individual investors in investigation and discovery in S.E.C. insider trading case resulting jury verdict in investors’ favor in Chicago federal district court.

Trial counsel for shopping center developer in breach of contract dispute in the Circuit Court of McHenry County, Illinois resulting in jury verdict for client.

Trial counsel in two-week trial in the Circuit Court of McHenry County, Illinois in a flooding and constitutional takings case resulting in jury verdict for clients.

Representation of national agricultural products distributor in non-competition,  trade secrets, and Computer Fraud and Abuse case in Chicago federal court.

Representation of former executive of LED manufacturer in trade secrets and non-competition dispute in Chicago federal court.

Trial counsel for introducing commodity broker firm (IB) and individuals (APs) in action by CFTC on various violations of Commodity Exchange Act in Tampa Florida federal district court resulting in trial court decision in clients favor, upheld in most regards on appeal. 

Successful defense of construction products distributor against age discrimination claim in Chicago federal district court.

Defense of medical products manufacturer in patent infringement action in Minnesota federal district court.

Trial counsel for individual plaintiff asserting Americans With Disabilities Act claim against the Chicago Board of Education in Chicago federal district court resulting in verdict for client.

Representation of Vice President of Sales of hospital products manufacturer in breach of contract dispute in federal district court.

Trial counsel for ownership in construction and breach of contract dispute in large scale condominium conversion in the Circuit Court of Cook County.

Representation of a developer in real estate acquisitions, development and sales for commercial and residential real estate.

Representation of manufacturer of high end hospital diagnostic scanning equipment against former officers on trade secrets and non-competition.

Representation of hospital equipment manufacturer in breach of contract arbitration against distributor.

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