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Joseph A. Cancila, Jr. concentrates his practice in civil litigation with emphasis on complex and class action litigation involving fair housing law, trade practice, unfair competition and consumer protection laws, trade secret law, business torts, antitrust law and other areas of commercial law, and employment law.
Recent significant matters include: representations of major insurers in connection with fair housing, consumer class action and antitrust challenges to various insurance marketing, underwriting and claim practices; representation of insurers in connection with administrative investigations of discrimination complaints; representations of manufacturers in cases involving claims of breach of contract price, discrimination, unlawful restraints, RICO or other asserted statutory violations; representation of private and public entities in employment discharge cases; and representation of both employers and former employees in claims involving trade secrets or noncompete employment provisions. He participated in the successful defense of several suburban municipalities in a lengthy bench trial involving asserted violations of the Fair Housing Act and various constitutional challenges. He successfully tried a two-week preliminary injunction hearing on behalf of a major securities firm in a trade secret misappropriation case.
Mr. Cancila was a member of the University of Chicago Law Review.
U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit
U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit
U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit
U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois
Date of Birth: 1953
Law School: University of Chicago Law School, J.D., 1986
Law School Honors/Involvement: With honors
Graduate School: Syracuse University, M.P.A., 1976
Undergraduate School: University of Dayton, B.A., 1974
Undergraduate School Honors/Involvement: With high honors