James K. Gardner - Neal, Gerber & Eisenberg LLP

James K. Gardner

Listed in Best Lawyers since 2006

James K. Gardner represents clients in complex civil litigation matters, competitive analysis of mergers and acquisitions and enforcement agency challenges to transactions. He has developed extensive experience in the areas of antitrust and trade regulation, health care litigation, consumer fraud, unfair competition and business torts litigation, particularly class actions. Jim’s experience includes an active trial and appellate practice in federal and state courts in Illinois and other jurisdictions. His background includes substantial involvement in arbitration proceedings and mediation efforts, management and coordination of multidistrict litigation and supervision and management of litigation portfolios.

Jim is recognized as a leader in the 2010-2013 editions of Chambers USA: America’s Leading Lawyers for Business (recommended in “Antitrust”). He has been selected by his peers for inclusion in Illinois Super Lawyers since 2014 edition.

Prior to joining the firm, Jim was an assistant professor at the Indiana University Graduate School of Business, Bloomington, Indiana, where he taught law courses to business students.

While in law school, Jim became a member of the Order of the Coif and was a member of the Indiana Law Journal.

Additional Information

Court Admissions U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit
  • U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois
  • U.S. Supreme Court
  • Purdue UniversityBA 1965Indiana University School of Law-BloomingtonJ.D. 1968

    Client Comments

    "Jim Gardner is an excellent attorney and litigator. He is very accessible and very easy to work with. Jim knows my business and priorities, and does all that he can to remain responsive to both."

    -Gary Friedlander
    Vice President & Division General Counsel

    Office Location

    Two North LaSalle Street, Suite 1700
    Chicago, IL 60602-3801
    United States

    Lawyer of the Year Awards

    2014 Lawyer of the Year in Litigation - Regulatory Enforcement (SEC, Telecom, Energy) of the Chicago Metro Area
    James K. Gardner has earned a Lawyer of the Year award for 2014!

    Practice Areas

    Commercial Litigation (Antitrust, Civil Litigation, Complex Litigation)
    Litigation - Antitrust
    Litigation - Regulatory Enforcement (SEC, Telecom, Energy)