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Cases Tried or Otherwise Taken to Judgment

Rauner v. Kirkpatrick (Confidential AAA Arbitration, Chicago) and Kirkpatrick v. Rauner (Cook County Circuit Court, Illinois)
Represented Bruce Rauner (former Illinois Governor and former managing partner of private equity firm GTCR) in arbitration related to his investment as a limited partner in a private equity fund. The dispute centered on whether the general partner (Kirkpatrick) breached his fiduciary duties by deviating from the partnership agreement's waterfall provision. The case was tried to a final arbitral award, but the results are confidential. Kirkpatrick attempted to litigate a portion of the dispute in the Cook County Circuit Court, but we successfully moved to compel arbitration.

Current Representations

ET Plus Litigation
National counsel for defendants, Trinity Industries and Trinity Highway Products, in litigation alleging personal injuries from Trinity's ET Plus guardrail end terminal system. 

Education & Honors

The University of Chicago Law School, 2014, J.D., with Honors

Managing Editor, The University of Chicago Law Review

Rubenstein Scholar

Pennsylvania State University, 2011, B.S., Mathematics, cum laude; B.A., Philosophy, magna cum laude


  • Honorable John Z. Lee, United States District Court for the Northern District of Illinois, 2015-2016
  • Honorable Michelle T. Friedland, United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit, 2014-2015


  • Illinois
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