Edward M. Crane - Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP

Edward M. Crane

Listed in Best Lawyers since 2006
Phone: 312-407-0522

Edward M. Crane leads the litigation practice in the firm’s Chicago office. He represents a variety of clients in many types of complex litigation in trial and appellate courts throughout the United States, including multidistrict and class action litigation. His trial experience ranges from individual cases to complex multiparty actions, including multistate and nationwide class actions.

Mr. Crane served as lead counsel for a major international client in a federal case in which state action blocking the client’s corporate acquisition was declared unconstitutional. Mr. Crane also led the successful defense of one of the world’s largest alcohol companies in a series of consumer class actions alleging that the alcohol industry marketed to minors.

DePaul UniversityBS DePaul University College of LawJ.D.
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Case History

Other Court Admissions
  • U.S. District Court, Northern (regular and trial bar), Central and Southern Districts of Illinois
    U.S. Courts of Appeal, Third, Fourth, Fifth, Sixth, Seventh, Eighth and Eleventh Circuits
    U.S. Supreme Court

Office Location

155 North Wacker Drive
Chicago, IL 60606
United States

Lawyer of the Year Awards

2012 Lawyer of the Year in Mass Tort Litigation / Class Actions - Defendants of the Chicago Metro Area
Edward M. Crane has earned a Lawyer of the Year award for 2012!

Practice Areas

Commercial Litigation
Mass Tort Litigation / Class Actions - Defendants