Overview

Schiff Hardin litigators are fearless advocates for each of our clients. Whether it’s a Fortune 500 client battling bet-the-company litigation or a start-up trying to resolve a contract dispute, we can help. We have represented clients in state and federal courts throughout the country.   

With our clients, we take the long view. We work closely with them to identify and manage risk, allocate their litigation resources wisely, and resolve problems with an eye toward preventing future litigation.

We thrive on tough problems that have no easy solutions. We solve our clients’ most difficult legal challenges by taking the time to fully understand how the dispute impacts operations and growth. Once we are clear on the client’s goals, we create a strategy to get the job done. We work in lean teams, making communication straightforward and workflow efficient.

When a dispute needs to be resolved quickly to keep a project on track or to preserve an existing business relationship, we can create a mediation or arbitration strategy that works.

But when the situation calls for a seasoned trial team, our diverse group of more than 80 litigators has the experience and bench strength to win against the toughest opponents. We have tried cases to verdict in some of the most hostile jurisdictions in the country, where the odds have been stacked against us, and we have repeatedly prevailed.

  • Awards & Honors

    • Chambers USA
      • Insurance: Dispute Resolution: Reinsurance, Illinois (2012-2021)
    • U.S. News – Best Lawyers® “Best Law Firms” – National Tier 1
      • Appellate Practice (2017-2022)
      • Franchise Law (2012-2022)
      • Litigation – Environmental (2012-2015 and 2019-2022)
      • Litigation – Real Estate (2012-2022)
      • Mass Tort Litigation/Class Actions Law (2013-2022)
    • U.S. News – Best Lawyers® “Best Law Firms” – Metropolitan Tier 1
      • Appellate Practice, Chicago (2014-2022)
      • Closely Held Companies and Family Businesses Law, Chicago (2020-2022)
      • Criminal Defense: White Collar, Chicago (2014-2016 and 2022)
      • Commercial Litigation, Chicago (2013-2022)
      • Commercial Litigation, San Francisco (2015-2021)
      • Franchise Law, Chicago (2013-2022)
      • Insurance Law, Chicago (2012-2022)
      • Litigation – Antitrust, Ann Arbor (2014-2018)
      • Litigation - Environmental, Chicago (2012-2022)
      • Litigation - Labor & Employment, Chicago (2012-2022)
      • Litigation - Trusts & Estates, Chicago (2013-2022)
      • Litigation – Real Estate, San Francisco (2015- 2022)
      • Litigation – Real Estate, Chicago (2012-2013 and 2022)
      • Mass Tort Litigation / Class Actions – Defendants, Chicago (2012-2022)
      • Mass Tort Litigation / Class Actions – Defendants, New York (2013-2022)
      • Personal Injury Litigation - Defendants, San Francisco (2016-2021)
      • Antitrust Law, Ann Arbor (2021-2022)
      • Litigation – Tax, Ann Arbor (2016-2022)
    • The Legal 500 U.S. – Practice Groups Recommended (2016-2021)
      • Intellectual Property: Trade Secrets

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