Patrick J. Heneghan
EducationCatholic University of America,
DePaul University; Southern Illinois University,
Selected Among Illinois Top 100 Super Lawyers (2011)
Illinois Super Lawyer in Business Litigation (2009-2012)
Recommended by Peers for Leading Lawyers Network (2004-2012)
Mr. Heneghan has broad and varied experience in commercial litigation. After graduating from law school in 1983, Mr. Heneghan began his legal career clerking in successive years for two federal judges: the Honorable Robert L. Vining, Jr. of the United States District Court for the Northern District of Georgia (1983-1984) and Jerre S. Williams of the United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit (1984-1985). Mr. Heneghan began practicing in 1985 at the venerable Chicago law firm of Reuben & Proctor and joined Schopf & Weiss at its founding in 1987.
Mr. Heneghan has had the privilege of representing some of the world's largest companies in antitrust lawsuits and trials and in other complex commercial litigation matters. His practice is broad and diverse. For example, in a recent case Mr. Heneghan handled for a bankruptcy trustee, the asserted secured lender, a large multi-national bank, paid our client an eight figure settlement and surrendered it's asserted secured claim valued at approximately $50 million. Mr. Heneghan also has handled sophisticated insurance coverage cases, including a recent case he argued and won before the Illinois Supreme Court.
Mr. Heneghan has more than twenty years of experience representing plaintiffs and defendants in complicated, multi-party, multi-jurisdictional antitrust suits and investigations. He also has defended lawyers and law firms against allegations of professional malpractice, including a recent trial resulting in a jury returning a "no liability" verdict for our clients. In addition to these matters, Mr. Heneghan routinely handles claims alleging fraud, civil RICO, unfair competition, and breach of contract, and has represented defendants in numerous class action lawsuits.