ANDREW SZOT handles complex commercial litigation matters throughout the United States on behalf of companies, organizations, and individuals, including the prosecution of actions involving antitrust violations, commercial fraud, violations of the federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration Truth-in-Leasing statute and corresponding federal regulations, and claims brought pursuant to the federal False Claims Act (qui tam actions). Mr. Szot helps formulate and implement strategies to maximize recovery, and has experience litigating cases in state and federal courts, before governmental agencies, and in multiple arbitration forums. His legal work has been recognized by his peers, who selected him as an Illinois Rising Star for four consecutive years starting in 2010.
Before entering law school, Mr. Szot spent a year teaching and mentoring disadvantaged elementary school students as an AmeriCorps service volunteer, earning him a nomination for the Michigan Governor’s Service Award. From June 2012 to June 2014, he served as co-chairperson of the Human Rights Committee of the Chicago Bar Association. Presently, Mr. Szot serves on the Advisory Board of Art Works Projects for Human Rights, and is a member of the legal advisory team for the creation of The Prosecutors-A Documentary Film, which concerns sexual violence in conflict.