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

Presenter, Antitrust Seminar, DePaul University College of Law (2015)


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