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Jeff Eberhard
Partner

jeberhard@gairlawgroup.com          T: 312.600.4904          vCard           Full Bio
EDUCATION

Northwestern University

School of Law, J.D., cum laude

     Order of the Coif

     Editor, Northwestern University

     Law Review

Colgate University, B.A.,

Economics and Spanish,

cum laude

AWARDS & HONORS
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Jeff is an experienced trial lawyer who has litigated a wide-variety of disputes for clients including Fortune 500 companies, high-frequency trading and investment firms, REITs, private equity firms, technology companies, and individuals and small businesses. Since 2018, Jeff has been ranked by Chambers & Partners as a recognized practitioner for General Commercial Litigation in Illinois.

CASES OF NOTE
  • Winning arbitration of a multi-million dollar earnout dispute on behalf of a manufacturing company following its purchase of a family-owned business.

  • Recovering $1.8 million on behalf of technology firm for breach of a development contract.

  • Representing seven trading professionals and a high-frequency trading firm in a non-competition and trade secret claim brought by a competitor.

  • Representing a large creditor in the Thomas Petters Ponzi scheme bankruptcy to obtain allowance of a multi-million claim.

  • Representing 50% shareholder and director of closely-held corporation in lawsuit involving claims under the Illinois Business Corporation Act.

  • Winning dismissal of $5 million claim under Illinois Fiduciary Obligations Act on behalf of major Wall St. bank.

TESTIMONIALS

"[Jeff] is always efficient and understands business practicalities."

- ChambersUSA 2022 Rankings

"Jeff showed the unique ability to understand and anticipate the plaintiff’s case so that we always remained several steps ahead of our opponent."

- Henning-Carey Proprietary Trading

“[Jeff] is a very good advocate who is very smart and strategic.”

- Chambers 2021 Rankings

“[Jeff’s] excellent, responsive, and provides a lot of insight.”

- Chambers 2021 Rankings