Michael Philippi is a litigator with extensive experience in jury trials, appeals and mediations in state and federal courts. While he resolves disputes across a range of industries and issues, a mainstay of his practice is serving as national and regional counsel representing medical device companies in toxic tort cases.
I handle the full range of disputes and litigation for companies of all sizes, whether the client faces recurring cases or a single high profile issue. My focus is on solving problems effectively and efficiently while providing excellent client service.
My experience ranges from medical device defense to fraud or contract disputes to employment related litigation. I’ve tried dozens of cases and arbitrated or mediated at least one hundred more. The venues for these cases span nearly every state, and I’ve developed strong relationships with local bars over most of the country.
I defended a major oil company in more than one hundred cases involving environmental issues, and national real estate companies in dispute resolutions involving real property ownership and fiduciary duties among partners in a complex lending structure. I’ve tried cases in state court involving subordinate lending issues, and arbitrated them before FINRA panels. I represented an Italian company in a multimillion dollar warranty case and obtained the largest sanctions award against my opponent in the history of the South Carolina court system.
I see “alternative” billing arrangements evolving so that these approaches are the norm, not the exception. Increasingly, litigators need to be responsive to clients’ needs to understand the cost of dealing with disputes and become much more adept at early case assessment and case evaluation.
The American Lawyer | May 04, 2021
Chicago Complex Commercial Disputes partner Mike Philippi is quoted in this article about alternative fee arrangements’ potential impact on associates, noting that the onus should rest with the intake partner to maintain efficiency.
The American Lawyer | January 04, 2021
This article on alternative fee arrangements quotes Litigation Department Vice Chair and Chicago partner Ethan Trull and Chicago partner Mike Philippi, both of the Complex Commercial Disputes practice group, on the topic of value-based pricing strategies and how they can be applied to share risk and maximize predictability.
Valparaiso University School of Law, J.D., Articles Editor, Valparaiso Law Review
Illinois Wesleyan University, B.A.
U.S. District Court, Northern District of Illinois
Federal Trial Bar, Northern District of Illinois
U.S. Court of Appeals, Eighth Circuit
U.S. Court of Appeals, Federal Circuit
U.S. Court of Appeals, Fourth Circuit
U.S. Court of Appeals, Seventh Circuit
U.S. Court of Appeals, Sixth Circuit
U.S. Supreme Court