Jeffrey Zeiger is a trial lawyer in Kirkland’s Chicago office. He has extensive experience litigating complex commercial cases in federal and state trial and appellate courts throughout the United States, including antitrust, contract, energy, environmental, fiduciary duty, foreign judgment enforcement, fraudulent transfer, products liability, royalty, restructuring, and securities fraud cases. For his work, Law360 selected him as a 2014 “Rising Star.”


Thought Leadership


Guest Lecturer, University of Chicago Law School, "Litigating Financial Disputes" (Spring 2015)

Guest Lecturer, New York University School of Law, "Negotiating Complex Transactions in Corporate Restructurings" (Fall 2007)


Recognized by Benchmark Litigation as a National Practice Area Star and Local Litigation Star — Bankruptcy and General Commercial, 2020

Recognized by The Legal 500 U.S. — Antitrust: Civil Litigation/Class Actions: Defense, 2018


Admissions & Qualifications

  • 2001Illinois


  • United States Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit
  • United States Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit
  • United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit
  • United States Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit
  • United States District Court for the Northern District of Illinois, Trial Bar
  • United States District Court for the Southern District of Ohio
  • Supreme Court of Illinois


  • University of Michigan Law SchoolJ.D.cum laude2001
    Executive Articles Editor, Michigan Telecommunications and Technology Law Review
  • University of Kent at CanterburyM.A., Medieval History & Literature1997
    Speaker, University of York Medieval Conference
  • Washington and Lee UniversityB.A., Englishcum laude1996

    Omicron Delta Kappa

    NCAA Cross Country Coaches Association Academic All American