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Jeremy P. Cole


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  • University of Notre Dame (J.D. with honors 1999); Kalamazoo College (B.A. with honors 1996)

Bar Admissions

  • Illinois, U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois, and U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit


  • Law Clerk to the Honorable Philip P. Simon, U.S. District Court, Northern District of Indiana

As a trial lawyer with 20 years of experience, Jeremy Cole has tried cases and defended clients in complex lawsuits and arbitrations around the world. He has handled contract disputes, international arbitrations, False Claims Act cases, state attorney general lawsuits, and product liability claims, among other matters.

Jeremy represents pharmaceutical and life science companies in various collaboration disputes, including development agreements, licensing agreements, and co-promotion agreements. He is currently lead counsel in a $300 million International Chamber of Commerce (ICC) arbitration arising from a development and commercialization collaboration. He also represents clients in licensing disputes, with amounts at issue ranging from eight figures to more than $1 billion. He was lead counsel for a multinational client in a post-acquisition dispute. Jeremy also obtained a defense verdict in a Fortune 150 client's first (and only) products liability trial for a significant product, deterring future claims.

He has defended a Fortune 150 client in several state attorney general actions asserting unfair and deceptive practice claims. Jeremy also defended a client charged with racketeering, mail and wire fraud, and other federal offenses in a three-month jury trial. He conducts internal investigations for multinational clients and defeated a nationwide class action and class arbitration brought simultaneously against a client in the precious metals industry.

Jeremy has appeared before tribunals in Europe and counsels clients on international agreements spanning Europe, Asia, and Latin America.

Jeremy is active in the Chicago community. He serves as board president of Working in the Schools (WITS), a literacy-focused nonprofit that mentors children in Chicago Public Schools.

Jeremy Cole