Joel G. Chefitz

McDermott Will & Emery (Chicago)
Lawyer (Partner)

Joel G. Chefitz is a partner in the law firm of McDermott Will & Emery LLP and is based in the Firm’s Chicago office. Joel has achieved noted success in trials and appeals of complex business litigation, including antitrust, securities, M&A, patent, class action defense, professional responsibility, sports and constitutional litigation. He won the “Midwest Litigator of the Year” Award for 2014 from Benchmark Litigation and led a team in winning the 2013 Award “Antitrust Firm of the Year—Midwest.” Joel has taken the lead at trial and on appeal for clients as diverse as the Chicago Bulls, Wyeth and the State of Illinois. According to Chambers USA, which grants him its highest ranking, “renowned trial attorney” Joel Chefitz is “lauded by clients [as] quite brilliant” and “also respected by peers for his ‘controlled aggression and his focus on getting the best for his clients.’” As in Chambers, Joel is recognized in the fields of business trials and antitrust law in The Best Lawyers in America, The Leading American Attorneys, Benchmark Litigation Stars, The Legal 500 United States, Chambers Global, Illinois Super Lawyers, Who’s Who Legal, Global Competition Review’s “International Who’s Who of Competition Lawyers,” Guide to the World’s Leading Competition & Antitrust Lawyers, PLC’s “Which lawyer?” and United States Lawyer Rankings’ “Nation’s Top 10 Antitrust Lawyers.” He also receives the highest rating (AV Preeminent) in Martindale-Hubbell. Prior to joining McDermott, Joel was a partner in the Chicago office of Howrey, where he served as managing partner. He began his career as a trial partner at Kirkland & Ellis. Joel served as judicial clerk to Judge Walter Jay Skinner, United States District Court for the District of Massachusetts. While in law school, he was Note and Case Editor of the Boston University Law Review. He was awarded the faculty prize as the graduate demonstrating the greatest legal scholarship.

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Articles

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Joel G. Chefitz, Joseph F. Winterscheid, Stephen Wu The US State of Maryland rejects federal rule of reason standard established by US Supreme Court in Leegin, amending its state antitrust statute to make minimum resale price maintenance agreements per se illegal

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New state law could affect implementation of minimum resale price maintenance programs. Suppliers should review their minimum resale price programs for their resellers in the United States following the passage of a new law in the State of Maryland prohibiting agreements that establish minimum (...)

Joel G. Chefitz, Joseph F. Winterscheid, Stephen Wu The New York District Court enters a consent decree in a case brought by Attorneys General of New York, Illinois and Michigan, requiring furniture manufacturer to terminate alleged minimum resale price maintenance program (Herman Miller)

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District court case could affect implementation of minimum resale price maintenance programs. Sellers must still exercise great caution when designing minimum resale price programs for their resellers in the United States following the recently settled New York v. Herman Miller, Inc. case. (...)

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