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Through my law practice I get to support my clients’ vision, energy and business goals while helping them navigate obstacles they are facing.

Practice Areas

  • Complex Litigation
  • Intellectual Property
  • Insurance
  • Entertainment & Sports
  • Employment


  • J.D., University of Chicago Law School with honors, 1990

  • B.S., Northwestern University, 1986

  • B.F.A., School of the Art Institute of Chicago, 2003


  • Law Clerk, the Hon. Judge Thomas Gibbs Gee, U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit, 1990-1991

Admissions and Qualifications

  • Illinois
  • U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois
  • Northern District of Illinois Trial Bar
  • United States Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit
  • United States Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit
  • Registered Patent Attorney, U.S. Patent & Trademark Office

Prior Experience

  • Kirkland & Ellis, LLP - Partner (1996-2001) (Associate 1990-1996)
  • Schoeman, Updike, Kaufman & Scharf (2011-2012)

Deirdre A. Fox


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