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Matthew E. Szwajkowski

Senior Counsel

Matt is an experienced litigator who focuses his practice in complex commercial litigation and insurance coverage disputes at the pre-suit, trial and appellate levels. Matt has obtained considerable success for his clients on motions to dismiss and at summary judgment, including matters involving novel questions of Illinois law. He has also enjoyed success in bench and jury trials. Matt is also a seasoned appellate lawyer, with an excellent record in federal and state appellate courts across the country, including recently obtaining a reversal in the United States Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit. His practice also includes auditing and monitoring excess insurance coverage claims for multi-national and U.S. insurers.
Matt has represented clients in a wide variety of substantive subject matter areas, including complex commercial, class action, and multi-jurisdictional litigation, consumer fraud defense, securities and financial products litigation, contract disputes, local government and municipal law, real estate litigation, mechanics’ lien claims, construction disputes, zoning claims, eminent domain, partnership disputes, employment litigation, bankruptcy, and trade secret claims and other business torts.


  • Northwestern University, B.S., 2000
  • Cornell University, J.D., 2004

Bar Admissions

  • New York, 2005
  • Illinois, 2007

Court Admissions

  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Federal Circuit
  • U.S. District Court, Southern and Eastern Districts of New York, Northern District of Illinois, Eastern District of Michigan