Experience

State of Illinois, Circuit Court of Cook County

Circuit Judge

Chicago, IL

(2008 to present)

State of Illinois, Circuit Court of Cook County

Chancery Division

Preside over cases seeking injunctive and other equitable relief, Chicago, Illinois

(2017 to present)

State of Illinois, Circuit Court of Cook County

Law Division, Commercial Section

Presided over jury and bench trials in complex business disputes, Chicago, Illinois

(2011 to 2017)

Winston & Strawn LLP

Partner and Associate

Practice Area: Appellate Litigation & Commercial Litigation, Chicago, Illinois

(1998 to 2008)

Illinois Supreme Court

Judicial Clerk

Justice James D. Heiple, Peoria, Illinois

(1996 to 1998)

Gardner, Carton & Douglas

Associate

Chicago, Illinois

(1995)

Shearman & Sterling LLP

Associate

New York City, New York

(1994 to 1995)

United States Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit

Judicial Clerk

Judge James L. Ryan, Detroit, Michigan

(1993 to 1994)

Education

Legal

Visiting Student

The University of Chicago Law School

(1992 to 1993)

Loyola University of Chicago School of Law

The University of Chicago Law School

(May 1993)

Loyola University of Chicago School of Law

Loyola University of Chicago Law Journal

(1991-1993)

Accelerated Admission

Loyola University of Chicago Law Journal

College

Bachelor of Arts, summa cum laude

Loyola University of Chicago

(May 1991)

High School

Brother Rice High School

Chicago, Illinois

(May 1987)

Bar Admissions

Supreme Court of the United States

(2007)

Supreme Court of Illinois

(1993)

United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit

(2002)

United States Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit

(1994)

United States Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit

(2000)

United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit

(2008)

Professional Honors

Adjunct Professor of Law, Northwestern University Law School

(2004 to 2005)

Special Assistant Illinois Attorney General

(2000 to 2002)

Named one of the “40 Under 40” lawyers by the publishers of
the Chicago Daily Law Bulletin and Chicago Lawyer magazine

(2005)

Member, Appellate Rules and Statutes Subcommittee,
American Bar Association

(2003 to 2007)

Named a “Rising Star” in Illinois Super Lawyers

(2008)

SELECTED PUBLICATIONS

“Motions After Judgment in Illinois and Federal Jury Trial Practice,” (with Mary Pat Benz), CBA Record

(October 2009)

“Overview of Briefing Process in the Seventh Circuit and
Illinois Appellate Court,” (with Mary Pat Benz), CBA Record

(May 2010)