Bruce S. Sperling​

Founding Partner

For more than 40 years, Mr. Sperling has represented both plaintiffs and defendants as lead counsel in major litigation. He has extensive experience in virtually every area of the law including, securities, antitrust, patents, trade secrets, corporate governance, bankruptcy and reorganization, mass torts and insurance coverage. Throughout his career, Mr. Sperling has repeatedly won what have been described as record jury verdicts, court judgments and arbitration awards.

Mr. Sperling is a graduate of Northwestern University Schools of Law (1970) and Engineering (1967). He is a Fellow of the American College of Trial Lawyers. Mr. Sperling began his career in New York City and was admitted to the New York Bar in 1971. He was admitted to the Illinois Bar in 1976 when he returned to Chicago and founded Sperling & Slater.


  • Northwestern University School of Law (J.D. 1970)
    magna cum laude
  • Northwestern University School of Engineering (B.S. in Mechanical Engineering 1967)


  • Illinois (1976)
  • New York (1971)

Memberships and Professional Affiliations

  • American College of Trial Lawyers