Jeff Eberhard

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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

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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.

  • 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.


"[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 

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