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Mr. Anderson is a commercial litigator with 31 years of experience. He is Fellow of the American College of Trial Lawyers who has tried numerous cases to verdict in state and federal courts around the country. His trials include the representation of large corporations in jury trials lasting 4 weeks or longer. In addition to his trial experience, Mr. Anderson has considerable experience as an appellate advocate. He has argued before the United States Supreme Court, the Illinois Supreme Court, the Illinois Appellate Court, the Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals, the Federal Circuit Court of Appeals, and other courts of appeal.
Mr. Anderson received national attention for his representation of former Governor George H. Ryan, for his representation of the Illinois Council of Long-Term Health Care, Inc. before the United States Supreme Court, and for his representation of a major pharmaceutical company in transfusion-associated HIV cases.
Mr. Anderson also serves as an arbitrator and mediator in commercial disputes and as an expert witness in legal malpractice matters. He is recommended in Euromoney's Guide to the World's Leading Experts in Commercial Arbitration (2004).
U.S. Supreme Court (1987)
Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit (1979)
U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit (1997)
U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois (1979)
U.S. Tax Court (1982)
Supreme Court of Illinois (1977)
Date of Birth: 1952
Law School: University of Illinois College of Law,J.D., 1977
Law School Honors/Involvement: Graduated 1st in the class, summa cum laude, law review
Undergraduate School: University of Illinois
Undergraduate School Honors/Involvement: Passed Illinois CPA Exam as an undergraduate and won the Elijah Watt Sells Award for high score.
Bar/Professional Association Involvement:
Mr. Anderson has served in leadership positions with the Chicago Bar Association: Board of Managers; First Vice President CBA Foundation; Chair, Large Law Firm Committee.
Mr. Anderson has served in leadership positions with many public interest organizations. Please see his attorney profile at www.winston.com
Published Legal Writing:
"The Legal Legacy of John Wayne Gacy: The Seventh Circuit's Irrebuttable Presumption That Juries Understand and Follow Jury Instructions," 78 Marquette Law Review 192 (1995)
"The Scope of Attorneys' Responses To Auditors' Requests for information -- The ABA and AICPA Compromise," University of Illinois Law Review (1976)
Legal Lectures: Please see his attorney profile at www.winston.com.
Winston & Strawn LLP is an international law firm with over 850 lawyers. The firm has offices in Chicago, New York, Washington D.C., Los Angeles, San Francisco, London, Paris, and Geneva