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54 West Hubbard Street
Chicago, IL 60654

+1 312 494 4411

Local Litigation Star

National Practice Area Star

Top 100 Trial Lawyers


Practice area:

Commercial
International arbitration
Professional liability
Securities


Phil Beck is widely recognized as one of the leading courtroom lawyers (both trial and appellate) in the United States. Although he primarily represents business entities, he has handled several other types of high-profile cases. 


In Gore v. Bush, Phil headed George W. Bush’s trial team in the Florida recount litigation that ultimately determined the 2000 presidential election. 


In United States v. Microsoft, Phil represented the United States in the remedial phase of the Microsoft antitrust action. 


In Newsome v. McCabe, Phil won a record-setting damages verdict in a civil rights case involving the wrongful imprisonment of an innocent man for fifteen years. 


Phil has a broad business litigation practice with particular emphasis on mass tort/ product liability, intellectual property, commercial, and financial cases. 


In the mass tort/product liability arena, Phil has been lead counsel in several federal MDLs, including Vioxx and Baycol, and has defended manufacturers before state court juries in plaintiff-friendly jurisdictions such as Philadelphia, Corpus Christi, St. Louis, Chicago, New Orleans, and Miami. The National Law Journal has awarded him multiple Defense Verdicts of the Year. 


Phil has handled patent cases involving such diverse technologies as jet engines, industrial sanders, natural gas fracking, chemical compositions, treadmills, and medical diagnostic systems. 


Phil has tried commercial cases in areas such as lender liability, antitrust, contracts, joint ventures, fraud, and insurance coverage. 


Phil has represented several hedge funds and other corporate plaintiffs against major financial institutions. He has also handled several auditing cases and arbitrations for PwC, Ernst & Young, and Deloitte. 

 

Updated Sep 2021