Recent Results

Actos – Reversal in the Second Circuit
Archstone – class certified
Asacol – Motion to Dismiss Defeated
City of Chicago Opioids – Motions to Dismiss Defeated
Comcast – Reversal in the Third Circuit
Illinois Municipal Bond Underpricing – Motions to Dismiss Defeated
Niaspan – Motions to Dismiss Defeated
Suboxone – Motions to Dismiss Defeated

Professional Memberships

American Bar Association
Illinois State Bar Association
Chicago Bar Association
Federal Bar Association
Illinois Trial Lawyers Association
Chicago Council of Lawyers
American Association for Justice
Fellow of the Roscoe Pound Institute
American Constitution Society for Law and Policy
Public Justice, Class Action Preservation Project
Former Member – National Association of State Treasurers

Charitable & Community Activities

Chicago Coalition for the Homeless volunteer
Lifetime Member -100 Club of Chicago
Former Delegate to People to People International
Former Board Chair and Trustee of Beyond OCD
Board Member, Anti-Defamation League; Executive Committee Member, Civil Rights Committee
Southern Poverty Law Center

Publications, Presentations, & Teaching

Securities Lending by Pension Funds (White Paper on the problems faced by pension plans and governments engaged in securities lending programs)
Guest Speaker, “Reverse Payment Antitrust Litigation,” DePaul College of Law Health Law Institute, February 17, 2015
Panelist, “Access to Justice: Framing Your Case to Handle an MTD,” AAJ Plaintiff Only Consumer Warranty Class Action Litigation Seminar, June 4, 2014
Panelist, A Discussion of Financial Regulatory Reform, National Association of State Treasurers Annual Conference, Sept. 11, 2012
Adjunct professor at the Loyola University Chicago School of Law, teaching Complex Litigation, fall 2012
Ken’s expertise has been sought by local, national and international media, including interviews by the London Economist, Property Week, Chinese television and syndicated programs, on both national radio and TV, including The Law Business Insider.
Ken was profiled in Fortune Magazine as one of America’s premier lawyers, has written on class action issues for the American Association for Justice, actively lectures on consumer fraud, antitrust and class certification, he and has been a panelist at national legal seminars.

Court Admissions

State of Illinois
U.S. District Court, Northern District of Illinois
U.S. District Court, Southern District of Illinois
U.S. Court of Appeals, First Circuit
U.S. Court of Appeals, Second Circuit
U.S. Court of Appeals, Third Circuit
U.S. Court of Appeals, Sixth Circuit
U.S. Court of Appeals, Seventh Circuit
U.S. Court of Appeals, Tenth Circuit

With so many of the firm’s cases pending in jurisdictions across the country, Ken has also entered appearances in United States District Courts of New York, Colorado, Maine, Massachusetts, Pennsylvania, New Jersey, Virginia, the District of Columbia, Missouri, Tennessee, Florida, New Mexico, Minnesota, Maryland, South Dakota, Connecticut, Ohio, California, and Wisconsin.

Academic Background

J.D., Georgetown University Law Center, 1980
B.A., summa cum laude, Washington University, 1977

Awards & Recognition

Illinois Super Lawyer, 2008-2016
Benchmark Plaintiffs’ Local Litigation Star, 2011-2016

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