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Litigator Profile - Todd C. Jacobs

Todd Jacobs joined Shook, Hardy & Bacon in 2015 after practicing for more than two decades at Chicago commercial litigation boutique Grippo & Elden LLC. He was a member of Grippo’s Executive Committee and its Managing Principal from 2006 to 2014.

Todd represents commercial clients nationwide in complex disputes. These matters include some of the largest lawsuits in the United States in the areas of class action defense, antitrust, securities and shareholder derivative actions, commercial contracts, mass tort insurance coverage and a variety of intellectual property matters. Many cases involve allegations of fraud, tortious conduct, bad faith or breach of fiduciary duty and often relate to distressed financial situations or contested Chapter 11 bankruptcy proceedings.

Among the clients who have turned to Todd to handle some of their most significant disputes are: Amazon.com, CNA, EMC2, Fireman’s Fund, Groupon, IBM, RealNetworks, and Resolute Management. Client comments in Todd’s Martindale-Hubbell evaluation describe him as “one of the smartest individuals I have ever known,” “a first-class lawyer and person,” and an “outstanding strategist” who is also “comfortable in the court room.”

Todd has tried cases to judgment in California, Florida, Illinois and New York and has been a member of the Northern District of Illinois Trial Bar for 20 years. He also has broad appellate experience, having briefed dozens of appeals nationwide and presented oral argument in the United States Courts of Appeals for the Sixth, Seventh and Eleventh Circuits as well as before state appellate courts in California, Illinois, Ohio and Washington State.

Todd currently serves on the U.S. Advisory Board for the Institute for Consumer Antitrust Studies at Loyola University Chicago.