George D. Sax concentrates his practice in civil litigation. Mr. Sax has represented numerous individual and business clients in a variety of matters, including employment litigation and counseling, breach of contract, class actions, commercial litigation, Chapter 11 restructuring, consumer fraud, insurance coverage, medical negligence, multi district litigation, personal injury defense, product liability (both on behalf of defendants or contribution plaintiffs), trade secrets and restrictive covenants litigation, toxic tort defense, intellectual property and technology.
In addition, Mr. Sax has considerable experience in government practice litigation. He has served more than two dozen times as a Special Assistant State's Attorney for Cook County as lead counsel for the Cook County Sheriff's Office and its officers in a variety of civil litigation matters. Mr. Sax has also been engaged by the City of Chicago in connection with various civil litigation matters, and has represented a former cabinet member of a foreign government in connection with high-profile tort litigation against other former members of that government.
Mr. Sax is recognized as an Illinois "Rising Star" in the field of business litigation for the 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017 and 2018 editions of Super Lawyers Magazine. In 2015, 2016, and 2017, The Daily Law Bulletin Publishing Company recognized Mr. Sax as an "Emerging Lawyer" in Illinois in the fields of commercial litigation and employment law.
Mr. Sax received a B.S.J. from Northwestern University in 2000, summa cum laude. He graduated from Stanford Law School in 2003 where he was a member of the Stanford Law Review and co-president of Volume 14 of the Stanford Law & Policy Review.
Mr. Sax is a member of the Trial Bar for the United States District Court of the Northern District of Illinois, and in 2017, and his work as appointed Trial Bar counsel was recognized with an Excellence in Pro Bono Service Award from the Northern District and Federal Bar Association.