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Commercial litigator Micah Marcus joins the Chicago office of McDonald Hopkins law firm

Chicago, Illinois (August 26, 2013) – Experienced litigator Micah Marcus, who was recently a partner at Kirkland & Ellis, LLP, has joined as a Member, McDonald Hopkins LLC, a business advisory and advocacy law firm with an 80-year history. He will be based in the firm’s Chicago office.

Marcus’ practice will focus on all aspects of complex commercial litigation, from case development and discovery through trial and appeal. He has more than 14 years of experience in general commercial litigation handling an array of matters including contractual disputes, ERISA and pension matters, labor disputes, asset and business valuation disputes, securities actions and all forms of commercial torts, such as fraudulent transfer, fiduciary duty and negligence claims. Marcus also routinely advises clients regarding corporate liability relating to potential litigation, as well as corporate public disclosure requirements, risk management and general fiduciary obligations concerning corporate restructuring matters.

“Micah is a great addition to our national litigation practice,” said Richard Kessler, Chicago Managing Member of McDonald Hopkins. “Micah’s broad range of experience across all aspects of commercial litigation and extensive understanding of corporate restructuring provide additional breadth to our growing team.”

In addition to litigation, Marcus has extensive experience in corporate restructuring matters, including working with clients on issues relating to business operations under chapter 11, auctioning and negotiating the sale of estate assets, negotiations of contracts and settlement agreements with clients’ creditors and business partners, structuring out-of-court work-outs, and drafting and implementing chapter 11 plans of reorganization.

Marcus earned his J.D. with honors from DePaul University College of Law. He has a Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Arizona.

Micah Marcus can be reached at 312.642.2141 or

About McDonald Hopkins

McDonald Hopkins is a business advisory and advocacy law firm with offices in Chicago, Cleveland, Columbus, Detroit, Miami, and West Palm Beach. The firm’s Chicago office opened in 2007 and is located in the 300 North LaSalle building on the Chicago River. In January 2013, McDonald Hopkins launched a new subsidiary based in Washington, D.C., McDonald Hopkins Government Strategies LLC, led by former Congressman Steven LaTourette. McDonald Hopkins Government Strategies is not a law firm and does not provide legal services. For more information about McDonald Hopkins, visit