Education & Honors

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

   Managing Editor, The University of
   Chicago Law Review

   Rubenstein Scholar

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

Government service

Judicial Law Clerk, Honorable John Z. Lee, United States District Court for the Northern District of Illinois, 2015-2016

Judicial Law Clerk, Honorable Michelle T. Friedland, United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit, 2014-2015

Bar admissions


Ignacio (Nacho) Sofo

Chicago Office
Courthouse Place
54 West Hubbard Street, Suite 300
Chicago, IL 60654
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Professional Practice

Bartlit Beck LLP, 2016-Present, Partner (since 2020)

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.