Kevin Jakopchek represents publicly traded companies, private equity portfolio firms, high-value private companies, and high-net-worth individuals in high-stakes litigation in state and federal courts across the US.

Mr. Jakopchek represents clients across a range of industries in a diverse array of complex commercial litigation, including:

  • High-stakes contract actions, including merger and partnership disputes
  • Fiduciary duty and fraud claims
  • Intellectual property matters
  • Antitrust disputes
  • Class actions
  • Coordinating the defense of multiple related actions and investigations, including multi-district litigation

Mr. Jakopchek draws on significant stand-up and trial experience to help clients develop litigation strategy, and to formulate and deliver compelling narratives and arguments that connect with juries and judges. His economics background informs his ability to understand and advance his clients’ business goals, analyze commercial disputes, and strategize regarding claimed damages.

Mr. Jakopchek’s experience includes representing:

  • One of the largest airlines in lease disputes regarding an international airport
  • Hyatt Hotels Corporation in the coordinated defense of class actions, individual proceedings, and government investigations related to alleged antitrust violations
  • A GTCR portfolio company in multiple contract disputes stemming from a stock purchase agreement 
  • Navistar, a global transportation company, in the coordinated defense of multiple federal court class actions, dozens of state court actions, and SEC and EPA investigations 
  • A subsidiary of Omnicom Group, a global marketing communications company, in a dispute related to a billion-dollar advertising contract 
  • A large biopharmaceutical company, in multiple disputes including actions related to:
    • Alleged breaches of a merger agreement
    • Alleged breaches of pharmaceutical development contracts
    • Alleged theft of trade secrets 
  • Stericycle in disputes related to its divestiture of a business unit 
  • One of the country’s largest hospital companies in litigation related to alleged breach of a joint venture agreement 
  • A premier global automotive manufacturer in RICO and consumer fraud class action litigation
  • Multiple high-net-worth individuals in disputes related to allegations of:
    • Fraud and breach of partnership agreements
    • Theft of trade secrets
    • Violations of non-competition restrictions

Bar Qualification

  • Illinois


  • JD, Northwestern University School of Law, 2014
    cum laude
  • BA in Economics & Pre-Professional Studies (Pre-med), University of Notre Dame, 2010