Jeff Schiller has over thirty years of experience representing clients ranging from Fortune 100 companies to individuals, in courts, tribunals and agencies throughout the United States and in several foreign countries, including the United Kingdom, the Netherlands and Sweden. His practice has focused primarily on intellectual property litigation, complex commercial disputes of all types, and labor and employment matters, as well as an appellate practice which includes numerous arguments before federal and state appellate courts.
Some of Jeff's recent successes include a patent infringement case before the International Trade Commission which resulted in a preliminary finding that the asserted patent was "valid and infringed," followed by a favorable settlement. He was successful in the defense of a fraud claim in federal court which was tried to a verdict of "no liability" for all of his clients. In a case before a state court, Jeff’s defense of a breach of fiduciary duty/shareholder oppression ended with a finding of summary judgment in favor of his clients.
Prior to joining GTV, Jeff was a partner at a prominent Chicago law firm. While there, he worked with GTV attorneys on about a dozen intellectual property cases.
Jeff received his undergraduate degree from the University of Michigan. He received his law degree from Northwestern University, where he won the Lowden Wigmore Prize for appellate advocacy.
Jeff is licensed to practice before the United States Supreme Court, the Third, Seventh and D.C Circuit Appellate Courts, the United States Tax Court, the United States District Courts for the Northern District of Illinois (where he is a member of the Trial Bar) and Eastern District of Wisconsin, the International Trade Commission, and all courts in the state of Illinois. He has also been admitted pro hoc vice in numerous state and federal courts.
Jeff is a co-author with GTV colleague J. Kevin Grogan of articles on practice before the International Trade Commission. He has also appeared on panels discussing intellectual property in the motion picture industry at the Sundance and Toronto International Film Festivals.