Husch Blackwell welcomes Partner John W. Borkowski to the Chicago office. Borkowski joins the firm’s Healthcare, Life Sciences & Education industry team, and brings more than 25 years’ experience representing school districts, colleges and universities, as well as companies and non-profits in the education sector.
As a litigator, Borkowski has defended clients as trial counsel in class actions throughout the country and argued appeals in the U.S. Supreme Court and most of the federal courts of appeal. He has also served as a trusted advisory to educational institutions and others on federal and state constitutional, civil rights, funding and policy issues.
Prior to joining Husch Blackwell, Borkowski practiced in the Washington D.C., office of Hogan Lovells and its legacy firm Hogan & Hartson (1988-2015). Before joining that firm, he served as a law clerk for the Honorable Patricia M. Wald, then the Chief Judge of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit (1987-1988 ).
Borkowski received his J.D., magna cum laude, from Northwestern University School of Law in Chicago (1987), where he was a member of Order of the Coif. He received his B.A., summa cum laude, from the University of Notre Dame (1984), where he was a member of Phi Beta Kappa honor society.
More than 100 clients turn to Husch Blackwell’s education attorneys for legal guidance. The education team represents major research institutions, regional universities, private colleges, nursing and allied health schools, community colleges, proprietary schools, publicly traded school groups, public school districts and for-profit and non-profit entities operating in the education sector.