Situated inside the Loop, Shook, Hardy & Bacon’s Chicago office focuses on complex business and commercial litigation. Harnessing the strength of Shook's deep bench, the Chicago team works collaboratively to develop strategies for reaching the best resolution for clients in the most efficient manner possible.

In March 2015, litigation boutique Grippo & Elden joined Shook to form the firm’s Chicago office, and its 12th overall. 

Our Chicago attorneys boast significant business and commercial litigation experience. That experience spans diverse industries and substantive areas, including banking, antitrust, breach of contract, class actions, insurance coverage, employment and labor, fraud and fiduciary breach, intellectual property, Internet and technology, and mergers and acquisitions litigation.

Shook’s Chicago office also contributes greatly to the firm’s insurance team; attorneys represent various insurers, including CNA Financial, Fireman’s Fund Insurance Company, Liberty Mutual Insurance, Safeco Insurance Co. of America and several others, in complex coverage litigation across the country involving billions of dollars in disputed insurance proceeds. These cases involve issues ranging from massive environmental cleanups to D&O coverage. Shook’s record of successfully resolving these matters has translated into hundreds of millions of dollars in savings for our clients.

Our Chicago office has been honored for its commercial, insurance and class action litigation successes by Chambers USA: America’s Leading Lawyers for Business, and eight Chicago partners were among those recently listed in Best Lawyers in America®. Thomson Reuters’ Super Lawyers, U.S. News & World Report, Chicago Lawyer, Leading Lawyers and Chicago Daily Law Bulletin all recognize Chicago attorneys for their results.

Shook Chicago recognizes the value of providing legal services to underserved populations through pro bono work. The office participates in immigration clinics and represents young immigrants who are eligible for temporary reprieve from deportation and seeking work authorization (“Dreamers”). Chicago attorneys also represent children through the Northwestern University School of Law’s Children and Family Justice Center.