Stephen Swedlow has joined the firm as a partner in its Chicago office. Mr. Swedlow has fifteen years of trial and appellate experience representing clients including public corporations, individuals and classes in high-profile, complex and high-stakes matters. He has first-chaired jury trials, managed large litigation teams, and argued important appeals, including several before state Supreme Courts. He works primarily in the areas of intellectual property, class action, and complex commercial litigation. He led the trial team that obtained a $10 billion trial verdict against Philip Morris USA on behalf of a class of consumers who were defrauded by the plaintiff’s marketing of Marlboro Lights cigarettes. Mr. Swedlow has also been retained to advise on tobacco litigation and regulation. He has been repeatedly selected as a “Top Attorney” by Legal News and was selected as a Trial Lawyer of the Year Finalist in 2003 by the Trial Lawyer for Public Justice.