| Practice Description: |
Mr. Molo represents corporations and individuals in some of the most challenging litigation involving businesses throughout the United States. He has handled matters in most major U.S. venues and abroad. His cases often involve parallel proceedings, including class actions, in multiple forums. The broad scope of his work includes trials and appeals in both civil and criminal matters.
Notable Cases and Results:
Many matters that Mr. Molo has handled have been the subject of extensive news coverage. He has substantial experience in representing clients whose legal challenges are the subject of intense media scrutiny and has effectively dealt with virtually all of the major television news magazines and many substantial print news organizations. He has appeared numerous times on CNBC and CNN as a commentator on legal issues.
Supreme Court of Illinois (1982)
United States District Court, Northern District of Illinois 1982
Supreme Court of the United States (1985)
United States Court of Appeals: Seventh Circuit (1985); Fifth Circuit (1985); D.C. Circuit (1989); Fourth Circuit (1995); Eleventh Circuit (1997)
London Court of International Arbitration, 2001
Various courts throughout the United States pro hac vice
Rates and fees vary with the matter. The preferred method of compensation in civil cases is result-oriented, with a sharing of risk and rewards.
Retainer: Varies upon case.
Year of Birth: 1957
Law School: University of Illinois College of Law,J.D.
Undergraduate School: University of Illinois, B.S.
Representative clients include Shell Oil Company, Banker's Trust, BP America, Readers Digest, Allstate Insurance Company, UBS PaineWebber, Sears, Roebuck and Co., Hoechst Marion Roussel, Inc., Bernina of America, West Suburban Bancorp, Inc., Amoco Corporation, Everready Battery Company, The Northern Trust Company, British Steel PLC, OLDE Discount Corporation, Caterpillar, Gould Inc., SFX Entertainment, Goldman International, Medical Management of America, The Chicago Sun-Times, The St. Paul Companies, MMI Companies, Harpo Studios, Ms. Oprah Winfrey, and the artist formerly known as Prince.
Assistant attorney general, 1982-1986
Associate, then partner, Winston & Strawn, 1986-present
Bar/Professional Association Involvement:
American Academy of Appellate Lawyers, Chicago Inn of Court (past President), 7th Circuit Bar Association, American Bar Association, Chicago Bar Association, Illinois Supreme Court Rules Committee
Board of Visitors, University of Illinois College of Law
Economic Club of Chicago
Gilda's Club Chicago, governing board president
Published Legal Writing:
"Corporate Internal Investigations," Law Journal Press, 1992; updated semi-annually
"Your Witness: Lessons on Cross-Examination and Life From Great Chicago Trial Lawyers," Law Bulletin Publishing Company, 2007