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 over 200 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.

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Schiff Hardin Secures LGBT Victory for Civil Unions in Illinois

The ruling represents an important victory for LGBT rights in Illinois, especially in cases involving religious freedom as a justification for discrimination. MORE

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Schiff Hardin Adds White Collar Defense Lawyer in Chicago

William P. Ziegelmueller is an experienced trial lawyer who represents individual and corporate clients in federal criminal investigations, regulatory enforcement actions, civil litigation, and corporate internal investigations. MORE

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Schiff Hardin secures $2.6M win for Warner Bros.

The Eighth Circuit affirmed a $2.57 million damages award and permanent injunction in favor of Warner Bros., protecting its copyrights and trademarks in The Wizard of Oz, Gone With the Wind, and Tom & Jerry cartoons. MORE

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Prewitt Contributes to The Sedona Conference Data Privacy Primer

Compiled by leading privacy professionals, the first-ever Data Privacy Primer provides an overview of key privacy issues in the United States. The publication is open for public comment until April 16. MORE

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Schiff Hardin secures $8.9 million verdict in favor of Michael Jordan

On August 21, 2015 a federal court jury in Chicago returned a verdict of $8.9 million in favor of client Michael Jordan and against Safeway and Dominick's for the unauthorized use of his identity in an advertisement. Lead attorney Fred Sperling discussed the case in an interview on WGN Radio 720 AM. More

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Are your social media contacts also your trade secrets?

As the legal line between personal and professional online networking continues to blur, courts are weighing in on whether social media-generated contacts qualify as trade secrets. More