Jack is a recognized litigator and trial attorney. He has an outstanding record of success in complex commercial disputes and is a trusted advisor and counselor to both his clients and his partners, respectively, in his client service work and his role as Assistant General Counsel of BFKN. Jack is a lawyer to whom clients and colleagues turn to for the toughest solutions.

Jack is a partner in the firm's Litigation and Motor Vehicle Groups. While focusing on manufacturer-dealer, landlord-tenant, and creditor-debtor disputes, Jack has a broad range of experience across the firm’s practice areas. Jack has tried cases both in court and in an administrative setting, argued dispositive motions in courts across the country, defended witnesses giving testimony in white-collar investigations, and managed cases from pre-litigation counseling through appeal.

Jack also negotiates and advises on dealer-manufacturer and regulatory disputes in the automotive franchise space across the country and is a regular source of strategic advice and regulatory counseling for automotive clients and clients in other industries.

Prior to going to law school and joining BFKN, Jack was an Associate Director at the Department of Homeland Security in a high-stakes role where he handled Senate confirmations, legislation, and Congressional inquiries.

Jack is very involved in his community. He served on of the Winnetka Caucus Council for three years, a non-profit community organization devoted to citizen participation in local government. Jack has also taught continuing legal education classes, including courses on civil discovery for newly admitted Illinois attorneys.



  • State of Illinois
  • U.S. Court of Appeals - Seventh Circuit
  • U.S. District Court - Northern District of Illinois
  • U.S. District Court - Northern District of Indiana
  • U.S. District Court - Western District of Wisconsin


  • University of Chicago, J.D., with honors, 2010
  • Yale University, B.A., 2003



Speaking Engagements


  • Crain’s Rising Stars in Law (2021)
  • Illinois Rising Stars, Super Lawyers (2019-2021)
  • Future Star, Benchmark Litigation (2023-2024)
    • 40 & Under List (2018-2023)
  • Secretary’s Award for Exemplary Service, U.S. Department of Homeland Security, 2006
  • Benchmark Litigation Future Star


  • Winnetka Caucus Council (2016-18; Vice Chair, 2018)
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