Luke is a partner in Kirkland’s Chicago office with ten years of experience advising clients through a wide range of strategic and high-stakes federal, state, and regulatory matters across numerous substantive areas including antitrust, bankruptcy, professional liability, breach of contract, fraudulent inducement, data security, trade secret, breach of fiduciary duties, RICO, ERISA, and mass tort litigation. Luke collaborates with his clients’ senior management and in-house teams to develop and implement case objectives and strategy from initial pleadings through final resolution by trial, settlement or appeal. He has represented public and private companies in a variety of sectors including: auditing, automotive, consumer credit, energy, financial services, healthcare, health insurance, mining, pulp & paper, rail, and retail.


Thought Leadership


Instructor, Kirkland Institute for Trial Advocacy (2015, 2017, 2019)

Instructor, Chicago Bar Foundation Deposition Training (2018)

Instructor, Sergeant Shriver National Center on Poverty Law Deposition Training (2017)

Presenter, Kirkland Antitrust Partners’ Meeting (2017)

Guest Lecturer, Antitrust Seminar, DePaul University College of Law (2015)


Recognized for Antitrust: Merger Control by The Legal 500 United States, 2019


Admissions & Qualifications

  • 2008Illinois


  • United States Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit
  • United States District Court for the Northern District of Illinois


  • DePaul University College of LawJ.D.summa cum laude2008
    Order of the Coif
  • Taylor UniversityB.A., Political Science & Historysumma cum laude2005