Robert D. Cheifetz​


Rob Cheifetz has spent nearly thirty years (all of them with Sperling & Slater) representing entrepreneurial individuals and businesses as plaintiffs and defendants in federal and state courts.  He has a broad commercial litigation practice with a focus on complex commercial litigation, including cutting-edge antitrust, director/officer, intellectual property, and tax shelter malpractice litigation.  During his career, he has embraced the opportunity to address new and challenging issues in emerging areas of the law. He has litigated and tried cases in courts and arbitration fora, at both the trial and appellate levels, in numerous jurisdictions around the country.  He was formerly the Director of Special Projects for the New York City Department of Environmental Protection.


J.D., University of Chicago Law School, 1992
B.A., Brandeis University, 1988, magna cum laude, Grace Short Memorial Book Award

Bar Admissions and Certifications

1992, Illinois
1992, Northern District of Illinois
1993, Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals
2010, Federal Circuit Court of Appeals
2017, United States Supreme Court
2010, MWI Executive Mediation Training Program

Community Involvement

University of Chicago Law School, Lecturer in Law (Spring 2021, 2022, 2023)
Congregation B’nai Shalom of Buffalo Grove, President (2002-2008, 2014-16, 2020-present)
The ARK, Chicago, Board member, Governance Co-Chair (2014-2020)