Robert J.Silman


Detroit + 1.313.733.7974

Robert Silman represents and counsels clients in complex commercial litigation matters and internal investigations. He has experience with fact investigation, e-discovery, and motions practice.

Robert's recent experience includes representing clients in a wide range of civil lawsuits, including cases involving business or contractual disputes, the Trafficking Victims Protection Act (TVPA), and Illinois' Biometric Information Privacy Act (BIPA). In addition, Robert works on matters involving peace officer misconduct and reform, including work for the Chicago Police Board.

Robert's experience also includes representing criminal defendants through the Firm's participation in the Criminal Justice Act federal defender program.


  • McDonald's obtains dismissal after moving for summary judgment on BIPA claimsJones Day defended McDonald's Corporation against allegations that an artificial intelligence (AI)/machine learning (ML) system for automating orders at a restaurant drive-thru violated the Illinois Biometric Information Privacy Act (BIPA) by capturing Plaintiff's biometric information when he placed his restaurant order.