Jeff Eberhard



Northwestern University
School of Law, J.D., cum laude

  • Order of the Coif
  • Editor, Northwestern University Law Review
Colgate University, B.A.,
Economics and Spanish,
cum laude

Jeff is an experienced trial lawyer who has litigated a wide-variety of disputes for clients including Fortune 500 companies, high-frequency trading and investment firms, REITs, private equity firms, technology companies, and individuals and small businesses. Since 2018, Jeff has been ranked by Chambers & Partners as a recognized practitioner for General Commercial Litigation in Illinois.

Cases of Note

  • Winning arbitration of a multi-million dollar earnout dispute on behalf of a manufacturing company following its purchase of a family-owned business.
  • Recovering $1.8 million on behalf of technology firm for breach of a development contract.
  • Representing seven trading professionals and a high-frequency trading firm in a non-competition and trade secret claim brought by a competitor.
  • Representing a large creditor in the Thomas Petters Ponzi scheme bankruptcy to obtain allowance of a multi-million claim.
  • Representing 50% shareholder and director of closely-held corporation in lawsuit involving claims under the Illinois Business Corporation Act.
  • Winning dismissal of $5 million claim under Illinois Fiduciary Obligations Act on behalf of major Wall St. bank.


  • “Jeff is sophisticated and takes client’s goals and budgetary limitations into consideration.”

    “Jeff is a phenomenal lawyer.”

    ChambersUSA 2024 Rankings


  • “[Jeff] is always efficient and understands business practicalities.”
    ChambersUSA 2022 Rankings

  • “Jeff showed the unique ability to understand and anticipate the plaintiff’s case so that we always remained several steps ahead of our opponent.”
    Henning-Carey Proprietary Trading

  • “[Jeff] is a very good advocate who is very smart and strategic.”
    Chambers 2021 Rankings

  • “[Jeff’s] excellent, responsive, and provides a lot of insight.”
    Chambers 2021 Rankings