Jonathan D. Sherman
Jonathan D. Sherman is a member of the firm's Litigation & Dispute Resolution and Creditors' Rights, Insolvency & Bankruptcy practice groups. For more than 25 years, Jon’s practice has been devoted to helping clients resolve high-stakes litigation and other legal problems. An experienced trial attorney, Jon represents businesses and individuals in a wide range of matters, including contract, fiduciary duty, real estate, environmental, insurance, trade secret and employment issues. He also represents lenders, property owners and court-appointed receivers in suits to recover assets and in the defense of lender liability claims.
Jon has appeared in state and federal courts throughout the United States at the trial and appellate levels, including the Illinois Supreme Court. He has also led clients through successful arbitrations, mediations and administrative hearings. He has achieved significant victories and settlements in such diverse matters as a suit to require an international manufacturing conglomerate to honor its contractual indemnification obligations, a wrongful termination claim on behalf of a senior executive of one of the nation’s largest companies, and the defense of sexual harassment claims against several high-profile employers.
Jon’s goal is to help clients minimize risk and avoid costly disputes. When litigation is necessary, he approaches each case with a clear understanding of his client’s business goals and a sharp focus on aggressive, cost-effective resolution.
Jon is a member of the firm’s Financial Crisis Response Team and Co-Chair of the e-Discovery Task Force.
IN THE PROFESSION
Jon is a member of the American Bar Association, the Illinois State Bar Association and the Chicago Bar Association (past Co-Chair of the Continuing Legal Education subcommittee of the Commercial Litigation Committee). He has been recognized by the Leading Lawyers Network as a top Illinois lawyer in the area of commercial litigation (2004-2012). While in law school, Jon served as Managing Editor of the Journal of Criminal Law and Criminology.
IN THE COMMUNITY
Jon is a member of the Illinois Council of the American Israel Public Affairs Committee and the Camp Ramah in Wisconsin Committee. He performs volunteer legal services for The ARK, a social service agency based on Chicago’s North Side, and other organizations.
Northwestern University School of Law
University of Michigan
B.A., with distinction and highest honors, 1980
Jon is admitted to practice in Illinois and before the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois (including the Trial Bar) and the U. S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit.