George J. Tzanetopoulos

Partner

Chicago
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Overview

George Tzanetopoulos is a widely experienced trial and appellate litigator. He has represented businesses and individuals in trials, arbitrations, administrative hearings and appellate proceedings throughout the country. George places a high value on understanding a client's business and assisting the client in managing resolution of a dispute, whether by trial or settlement, in the context of the client's business imperatives.

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  • Defended class actions that have alleged consumer fraud, residential lease ordinance violation, large data breach, and misuse and wrongful acquisition of proprietary information claims.
  • Represented clients in numerous supply contract, trade secret, noncompete and partnership disputes. 
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Experience

Class action defense
  • Defended class actions that have alleged consumer fraud, residential lease ordinance violation, large data breach, and misuse and wrongful acquisition of proprietary information claims.
Commercial Litigation
  • Represented clients in numerous supply contract, trade secret, noncompete and partnership disputes. 
Construction
  • Represented owners and contractors in construction failure, construction bond and subcontractor default insurance cases.
Consumer Regulation Counseling
  • Provided advice on TCPA, Truth in Lending Act, state telemarketing regulation, and home warranty and service contract sales compliance.
Energy
  • Represented public utilities, pipeline companies and their unregulated affiliates in commercial, land use, tort and eminent domain disputes.
Environmental Litigation
  • Represented clients in suits alleging unlawful discharge or disturbance of hazardous materials.
Redistricting
  • Represented members of Congress and county boards in redistricting.
Tort Defense
  • Represented clients in major fires, explosions, carbon monoxide exposure and industrial accident cases.

Recognitions and Memberships

Recognitions

  • The Best Lawyers in America© (2012 to 2018)
    • Chicago: Arbitration
    • Chicago: Product Liability Litigation – Defendants
      • Best Lawyers® 2012 "Lawyer of the Year"
  • Martindale-Hubbell: AV Preeminent

Memberships

  • American Bar Association
  • Illinois State Bar Association
  • Chicago Bar Association

Industries

Admissions

  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Seventh Circuit, 1998
  • U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Michigan, 2000
  • U.S. District Court, District of Colorado, 2000
  • U.S. District Court, Northern District of Illinois, 1986
  • Illinois

Education

  • J.D., University of Michigan Law School, 1985, with honors
  • B.A., University of Chicago, 1982, with honors