Shook Chicago focuses on business litigation, primarily in banking and financial services, securities, insurance and reinsurance, antitrust, employment and labor, and mergers and acquisitions. Harnessing the strength of Shook’s deep bench nationwide, Chicago attorneys also represent clients in intellectual property, data privacy and security, and telecommunications and technology matters. 

Our Chicago team has significant business and commercial litigation experience, particularly in breach of contract, insurance coverage, fraud and fiduciary issues, as well as class action and complex litigation. 

Shook insurance attorneys have handled litigation, arbitration and appeals involving coverage for toxic torts and environmental contamination; product liability; business torts; premises liability; professional and fiduciary liability; credit union and bank fraud; punitive damages; advertising injury; construction defects; and intellectual property claims. Our clients also look to us for advice and ongoing consultation, including analysis of existence of coverage, claims handling, regulatory matters and other issues affecting their day-to-day business operations. Our clients have included Liberty Mutual, Safeco, Nationwide, GEICO, CNA Financial, Fireman’s Fund, Mutual of Omaha and others, often in complex coverage litigation across the U.S. involving billions in disputed insurance proceeds. 

Shook Chicago and its attorneys have been honored by Chambers USA: America’s Leading Lawyers for Business, Who’s Who in American Law, Illinois Super Lawyers, The Best Lawyers in America, Leading Lawyers, Chicago Daily Law Bulletin, Chicago Magazine and Crain’s Chicago, and several attorneys are rated AV Preeminent by Martindale-Hubbell

Located at Wacker and Monroe (one block north of the Willis Tower), Shook Chicago opened in 2015 when litigation boutique Grippo & Elden joined the firm.

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 Pritzker School of Law’s Children and Family Justice Center.