Jeremy S. Goldkind


Jeremy Goldkind is an experienced litigator who represents national and international clients in commercial disputes and product liability/mass tort matters. Jeremy litigates cases in state and federal courts throughout the United States, focusing on a variety of claims and legal issues, including trade secret misappropriation and contract disputes in industries such as consumer products, real estate, healthcare, advertising, marketing, and technology. He also coordinates national product liability, environmental, and mass tort litigation in the areas of carbon- and petroleum-based products, wood-treating preservatives, heavy manufacturing, and the food and beverage industry.


Representative Matters

  • Represented and coordinated the national defense of several chemical suppliers whose product allegedly caused numerous aluminum smelting employees to develop various forms of cancer
  • Successfully defended manufacturers of chemically treated wood against negligence, product liability, and intentional tort claims
  • Obtained summary judgment in several trade secret misappropriation and commercial breach matters on behalf of a leading international commercial real estate company
  • Prosecuting several supply chain actions against warehousing agents who attempted to auction tens of millions of dollars of a private equity client’s personal protective equipment
  • Prosecuted tortious interference, conversion, unfair trade practice, and quasi-contractual claims on behalf of a large international construction company regarding a $700 million power plant construction project
  • Successfully defended several class actions involving false advertising and product defect claims against a worldwide hand sanitizer manufacturer
  • Successfully defended a Fortune 500 child education device manufacturer in a precedential data breach class action lawsuit
  • Currently representing a Fortune 100 manufacturer of medical imaging and diagnostics equipment in a matter involving trade secrets violations and breach of contract
  • Successfully defended a former banker against civil RICO, breach of fiduciary duty, and conspiracy claims
  • Defended a leading military helicopter manufacturer in a significant breach of contract and intellectual property dispute in both arbitration and federal court
  • Defended a for-profit college against claims of copyright infringement and misappropriation of trade secrets
  • Represented an automotive components manufacturer in an international trade secrets case
  • First-chaired a jury trial in a commercial case involving breach of contract, consumer fraud, and violations of the Illinois Home Repair and Remodeling Act
  • Second-chaired a two-week personal injury jury trial involving claims of negligence
  • Represented U.S. citizens in a high-profile terrorism recovery case resulting in a $156 million verdict and a successful en banc appeal
  • Defended a large manufacturing company in a products liability action resulting from severe injuries based on the misuse of an automated storage retrieval system
  • Prevailed on summary judgment and Seventh Circuit appeal for a Fortune 500 company in a breach of contract and fraud action involving contracts for international print services
  • Resolved a multi-million-dollar lawsuit involving Fortune 500 marketing and hospitality vendors regarding alleged trade secret misappropriation of data management and card fulfillment technology
  • Defended against a breach of contract action against a client physician, prevailing on summary judgment based on violations of the Illinois Medical Practice Act
  • Mediated a provider reimbursement action on behalf of an outpatient surgical facility against the nation’s fourth-largest health insurance company for failure to pay nearly $1 million in claims




  • J.D. with distinction University of Iowa 2004
  • B.A. Advertising and Communications Bronze Tablet highest distinction University of Illinois 2001

Bar Admissions

  • Illinois

Court Admissions

  • U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois
  • U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Illinois
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit

Professional Memberships and Activities

  • Associate board member, Coordinated Advice & Referral Program for Legal Services
  • Member, International Association of Defense Counsel


  • French


  • Law360, Rising Star, Product Liability, 2018
  • Legal 500, Product Liability and Mass Tort Defense – Toxic Tort, 2016, 2017
  • Leading Lawyers
    • Emerging Lawyer, Commercial Litigation, 2015 – 2020
    • Emerging Lawyer, Products Liability Defense Law, 2017 – 2020