Eric J. Schwab,Partner

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University of Chicago Law School,
J.D., 2007

Yale University, Ph.D., Germanic
Languages & Literature, 1998

Yale College, B.A., cum laude, 1986

Eric J. Schwab represents clients in all areas of family and matrimonial law, dispute resolution and litigation.

Before joining Berger Schatz, Mr. Schwab practiced commercial litigation at Jenner & Block LLP. While attending the University of Chicago Law School, Mr. Schwab served as a student attorney in the MacArthur Justice Clinic and in the Mandel Legal Aid Clinic Project on Civil Rights and Police Accountability, and as a law clerk in the Office of the Cook County Public Defender. Prior to law school, Mr. Schwab was an assistant professor of German Studies at Yale University from 1998 until 2004.

Mr. Schwab was selected by the Leading Lawyers Network for inclusion in their 2015 list of Emerging Lawyers, and named by Super Lawyers to the list of Illinois Rising Stars in 2015 and 2016.

Mr. Schwab is a member of the Illinois State Bar Association and the Chicago Bar Association.

Bar Admissions

Mr. Schwab is admitted to practice in Illinois and before the United States Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit and the United States District Court for the Northern District of Illinois.

Selected Publications

“Practicing Under the U.S. Anti-Corruption Laws,” contributing editor, Aspen Book Publishers, 2010

“Removal Under CAFA: The Judicial Split Over Proving the Amount in Controversy,” co-author, Mealy’s Litigation Report, May 7, 2009

“When Does an Employee’s Silence Signify Agreement to a Mandatory Arbitration,” co-author, Employee Relations Law Journal, Summer 2008

“On Jonah and the Concept of Justice,” by Gershom Scholem (translated from the German by Eric J. Schwab), Critical Inquiry, Winter 1999