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Chicago, IL 60606

Andrew Szot

Andrew Szot

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.

Representative Cases
  • Antitrust: Presently representing indirect purchaser plaintiff class in In re: Polyurethane Foam Antitrust Litigation (N.D. OH)
  • Antitrust: Helped managed strategic and day-to-day litigation efforts on behalf of a certified indirect purchaser plaintiff settlement class in In Re: Potash Antitrust Litigation (II) (N.D. Ill.)
  • Antitrust: Extensively involved in the prosecution and settlement of class claims in In re: Flonase Antitrust Litigation (E.D. PA)
  • Antitrust: Currently litigating antitrust claims on behalf of a certified plaintiff class in In re: Evanston Northwestern Healthcare Corporation Antitrust Litigation (N.D. Ill.)
  • Motor Vehicle Act: Leading efforts for the firm in putative class actions in Mervyn v. Nelson Westerberg, et al. (N.D. Ill.) and Mervyn v. Ace World Wide Moving & Storage Co., Inc., et al. (N.D. Ill.)
  • Motor Vehicle Act: Managing the prosecution of putative class action in Stampley v. Altom Transport, Inc.
  • Qui Tam: Currently representing whistleblower/relator in Standish v. The Brilliance Academy of Math And English, et al. (N.D. Ill.)
  • BA History with Distinction – Univ of Michigan, Ann Arbor 1997
  • JD Univ of Michigan Law School 2000
  • Illinois State Bar 2001
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit 2001
  • U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois 2001
  • U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Wisconsin 2007
  • U.S. District Court of Colorado 2011
  • Federal Trial Bar for the Northern District of Illinois 2007