Jules Cantor focuses his practice on complex litigation, with an emphasis on securities and shareholder litigation, as well as corporate investigation matters.
Jules has substantial experience with securities fraud class actions, shareholder derivative lawsuits, books-and-records and other shareholder demands, investigations conducted by the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) and the Department of Justice (DOJ), and Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) arbitrations. He coordinates the Firm's publication efforts for its SEC Enforcement in Financial Reporting and Disclosure series and contributes to its Securities Litigation Year in Review.
Jules maintains an active pro bono practice, representing clients in immigration and civil rights litigation. Through the Firm's Border Project, Jules has first-chaired a trial team that secured a grant of asylum and has successfully defended several clients' relief before the Board of Immigration Appeals. He also served as lead counsel at a bond hearing that resulted in a client's release from custody after a federal court granted the client's petition for a writ of habeas corpus. Additionally, Jules participates actively in the Firm's Hate Crimes Task Force.
Jules served as co-chair of the Anti-Defamation League's (ADL) Glass Leadership Institute Chicago cohort for 2022 and will serve as co-chair of ADL's Midwest Associate Board in 2023.
Court Grants Starbucks Corporation's Motion to Dismiss Advocacy Group's Complaint Targeting DEI Initiatives
- Indiana University (J.D. cum laude 2018; Order of Barristers; Chief Justice, Sherman Minton Moot Court Board); Northwestern University (B.S. in Communication Studies and Legal Studies cum laude, with departmental honors and thesis of distinction in Legal Studies, 2015)
- Illinois, United States Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit, and United States District Courts for the Northern and Central Districts of Illinois, Southern District of Indiana, and Eastern District of Wisconsin
- Extern to: Judge David Hamilton, U.S. Court of Appeals, Seventh Circuit (Spring 2018) and Chief Justice Loretta Rush and Justice Steven David, Indiana Supreme Court (Summer 2016)