Seth Gastwirth is a litigation partner in Kirkland's Chicago office. He serves as trial counsel in commercial, class action, energy, intellectual property, product liability, consumer fraud, securities, corporate governance, bankruptcy and contract litigation in state and federal courts, arbitrations and administrative proceedings.
Selected as an "Illinois Rising Star" by Super Lawyers magazine, a publication of Key Professional Media, Inc. in 2010 and 2012.
Selected as one of 30 "Future Stars" in Illinois litigation by Benchmark Litigation in its 2009 publication of the "Definitive Guide to America's Leading Litigation Firms & Attorneys."
Weil, Gotshal & Manges LLP, Litigation Associate (2003 - 2006)
University of Michigan Law School (J.D., 2003) cum laude
Michigan Journal of International Law, Associate Editor
Dean's Merit Scholarship recipient
University of Michigan (A.B., History, 2000) with Highest Distinction and Honors in History; Phi Beta Kappa
Pro Bono Clients
Provide tax counseling and tax preparation services to low income families in the Chicagoland area in conjunction with the City-Wide Tax Assistance Program.
Represented the Lower Manhattan Development Corporation in two disputes stemming from the administration of the World Trade Center Memorial Competition. Successfully argued an appeal before the New York Appellate Division - First Department.
Memberships & Affiliations
Member, Board of Directors, Ladder Up
Member, Board of Directors, Ravinia Associates
2004, New York
United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit
United States Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit
United States District Court for the Southern District of New York
United States District Court for the Eastern District of New York
United States District Court for the Northern District of Illinois (trial bar and general bar)