Gregory E. Ostfeld is Co-Chair of the Chicago Litigation Practice and focuses his litigation and appellate practice on consumer protection litigation, class action defense, financial services litigation, and high-stakes commercial and tort litigation. He has represented a wide range of corporations and individuals, including Fortune 500 and Fortune 100 companies, in federal and state court and national and international arbitration panels.
Greg has led numerous appeals before the United States Courts of Appeals for the Third, Fifth, Seventh, Ninth, Tenth, Eleventh, and District of Columbia Circuits, the Delaware, Illinois, Indiana, Georgia, Mississippi, Missouri, Virginia, and Wisconsin Supreme Courts, and the appellate courts of Arizona, California, Georgia, Illinois, Indiana, New Mexico, New York, Ohio, and Tennessee, as well as multiple amicus briefs before the U.S. Supreme Court. These appeals range across different subject matters in the constitutional and commercial areas, with an emphasis on class action, federal preemption, products liability, and consumer fraud appeals.
A believer in giving back to the community, Greg is the pro bono shareholder for the Chicago office of Greenberg Traurig, and has an active pro bono practice. He has prepared and filed amicus briefs on behalf of more than a dozen major bar associations and interest organizations on a range of constitutional and statutory topics. He volunteers at a local legal aid clinic, and has represented numerous indigent clients in cases involving employment and housing discrimination, victim advocacy, prisoner rights, and other civil rights matters.
As a trial lawyer, Greg has tried numerous cases to verdict in federal and state courts and arbitration forums around the country, in both bench and jury trials. He also regularly disposes of cases prior to trial through motions to dismiss and motions for summary judgment. He is a member of the trial bar in the United States District Court for the Northern District of Illinois, and has a proven track record at the trial and appellate levels.