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Arnstein & Lehr adds litigator John Gekas to Chicago office

Arnstein & Lehr LLP is proud to announce its newest partner, John Gekas, who joined the firm’s Litigation Practice on August 5.

Mr. Gekas is a trial lawyer with a wide array of experience in representing both publicly-traded and emerging businesses, as well as individuals across a diverse span of commercial litigation matters, including contract disputes, securities and investment fraud, class actions, and construction and real estate litigation. His practice includes acting as defense counsel opposing the U.S. Securities & Exchange Commission, arbitration before the National Futures Association, and trial courts in both federal and state courts across the country. Mr. Gekas also has experience before multiple U.S. Courts of Appeals, including the U.S. Supreme Court.

He serves as a member of the Trial Practice Committee of the American Bar Association’s Section of Litigation. He also serves on the board of directors and acts as treasurer for Housing Opportunities for Women, a non-profit organization dedicated to permanent solutions for poverty and homelessness in the Chicago area.

Prior to joining Arnstein & Lehr, Mr. Gekas founded his own litigation firm, Gekas Law LLP and was also previously a litigator in the Chicago office of Kirkland & Ellis LLP.

John received his B.A. from the University of Michigan and his J.D. from the University of Virginia.