Lawyers

Chicago
One North Franklin
Suite 800
Chicago, IL 60606


Education

J.D., DePaul University College of Law, 2011

  • Dean’s Honor Roll: Spring 2010; Spring 2011
  • State’s Attorney’s Office Scholarship Award Winner

B.A., Business Administration, Washington State University, 2006

Honors

Benjamin Hooks Distinguished Public Service Award, 2011

Chirag H. Patel is Senior Counsel in the Gordon & Rees Chicago office, and a member of the firm's Commercial Litigation and Employment practice groups. Chirag represents clients in litigation matters throughout the United States and has a particular focus on technology related issues. 
 
Chirag has successfully represented clients in following areas:
 
Technology, Data, and E-Commerce:  Representing businesses and creative professionals in Software and E-Commerce Development, Data Privacy, Data Loss, Licensing, and Copyright Infringement disputes. 
 
Consumer and Class Action Defense: Defending clients against individual and class action claims under the FDCPA, TCPA, FCRA, and other  consumer protection statutes. 
 
Commercial and Creditors' Rights: Representing businesses in commercial disputes including: Breach of Contract, Uniform Commercial Code (UCC) disputes and lien issues, ERISA, Commercial Foreclosure and Eviction, Bankruptcy, and Enforcement of Judgments. Experience stems from a wide range industries, including finance, hospitality, technology, healthcare, construction, and education. 
 
Employment, Trade Secrets, and Restrictive Covenants: Representing businesses and executives in disputes relating to Trade Secrets Misappropriation, Non-Compete, Non-Solicitation, and Restrictive Covenants disputes, including cases requesting temporary restraining orders and preliminary injunctions. Representing employers and temporary staffing companies in individual and class action cases against discrimination claims.
 

Admissions

Illinois
Northern District of Illinois

Memberships

South Asian Bar Association of Chicago, Executive Board Member, 2014 – Present
Illinois State Bar Association, Member, 2011 - Present
Illinois Creditors Bar Association, Amicus Committee, 2013-2014

Community Involvement

LIFT Foundation, Young Professionals Board Member, 2017 – 2019
Chicago Volunteer Legal Services, Volunteer Attorney, 2011-2012

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