Blake T. Hannafan

Areas of Trial 
  Business Litigation and Appeals
  Professional Malpractice
  Trust & Estate Litigation
  Director & Officer Liability  
  Personal Injury/Products Liability
  Employment Law
  Antitrust and Securities
  White Collar Criminal Defense
  Patent Litigation

 Bar Admissions

State of Illinois, 1998
U.S. District Court, Northern District of IL, 1998
U.S. District Court of Colorado, 2000
U.S. Court of Appeals, 7th Circuit, 2001
U.S. District Court, Northern District of IL Trial Bar, 2001
U.S. Court of Appeals, 5th Circuit, 2002
U.S. Court of Appeals, Federal Circuit, 2002
U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Wisconsin, 2003
U.S. Supreme Court, 2004
U.S. Court of Appeals, 8th Circuit, 2004
U.S. District Court, Northern District of Indiana, 2004


Washington University School of Law
St. Louis, MO  
Doctor of Jurisprudence, 1998
Honors: Order of the Coif
            Honor Scholar Award 1996, 1997

Associate Editor
Washington University Law Quarterly 

Vanderbilt University
Bachelor of Arts, 1995
Major: Political Science


Honors and 
  Selected by peers as an Illinois Rising Star by Illinois Super
   Lawyer' publication, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012 & 2013.  

   Chosen as 2014, 2015 & 2016 Illinois Super Lawyer.


Professional Memberships


, The Lawyer's Club of Chicago 

Member, Chicago Inn of Court

Member, Washington University School of Law Alumni Executive Committee 

 Past & Current Representative 
   Integrys/People's Energy Corporation
   Maxis Corporation
   PIMCO Funds
   The Society of Lloyd's (a.k.a. Lloyd's of London)
   Trustee and Official Committee of Unsecured Creditors of
   Spiegel, Inc.
   Tierra Solutions, Inc.
   Former President of Refco Ltd., Tone N. Grant
   Unsecured Creditors' Committee 
   Former Chief Investment Officer of Xerox Corp., Myra Drucker
   Nationwide Holdings, LLC
   City of Clinton, Iowa 

 Additional Experience

Winston & Strawn, 1998-2002
Associate, Litigation Department

National Institute for Trial Advocacy, March 1999

Jefferson Smurfit Corporation, Jan.-May 1998
In-house Law Clerk

Honorable E. Richard Webber, Sept.-Dec. 1997
Student Clerk/Intern


Trial Experience


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