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Overview

The intellectual challenge of solving problems for clients is the most rewarding aspect of legal work for Anders, focusing on class action, financial services and antitrust litigation.

Anders’ practice includes both prosecuting and defending claims in a variety of contexts, and includes everything from tackling class action claims brought by former season ticket holders following the relocation of an NFL team to prosecuting exclusivity claims on behalf of a home goods distributor, where he brought everything – and a kitchen sink – to federal court in successfully obtaining injunctive relief against a competitor.

He has also both prosecuted and defended disputes involving numerous players in the financial services and insurance industries, including numerous partnership disputes in the hedge fund and real estate investment spheres.

What Anders appreciates most is in his practice is applying his knowledge and experience in a people-based atmosphere. This is synonymous with what clients value about working with him: they know Anders is diligent in looking out for their best interest.


Industries

Services

Recognition

  • Advocate of the Year, Cook County Public Guardian, 2007

Education

  • J.D., University of Michigan Law School
    • cum laude
    • Michigan Law Review, editor and contributing editor
  • A.B., University of Chicago

Admissions

  • Illinois
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Tenth Circuit
  • U.S. District Court, Northern District of Illinois
  • U.S. District Court, Northern District of Illinois (Trial Bar)
  • U.S. District Court, Southern District of Illinois
  • U.S. District Court, Western District of Michigan
  • U.S. Supreme Court

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • Illinois State Bar Association, Committee on Judicial Evaluation
  • American Constitutional Society
Experience
  • Represented claims arising from development of prominent theme hotel on Chicago's Michigan Avenue.
  • Led design and delay claims stemming from construction of coal-fired power plant.
  • Defended NFL team in connection with class claims involving its relocation and subsequent sale of season tickets.
  • Represented several major hospitals with respect to wage-fixing and monopolization claims.
  • Defended major foreign corporation against allegations of price-fixing in international electrical and mechanical carbon products markets.
  • Represented local youth sports league entitled to antitrust exemption as affiliate of U.S. Olympic Committee-sanctioned national governing body.
Outside the Office

Anders loves spending time with his two young children, especially skiing and sailing. Park City, Utah, is a favorite destination to hit the slopes.

Community Leadership
  • Chicago Debate Commission
  • Cub Scout Leader
  • Chicago Counsel on Global Affairs
  • University of Chicago Alumni Association, alumni representative to the opening convocation for the University of Chicago’s undergraduate class of 2016