Michael Forde focuses his practice on litigation. He handles complex, commercial litigation in state and federal courts and before various regulatory agencies, with especially extensive experience in the Illinois and Delaware courts, in cases involving contracts, partnership disputes, securities, consumer fraud, and real estate. He has also served as a mediator in a complex commercial dispute. He was previously a partner at Mayer Brown LLP, where he co-chaired that firm’s Commercial Litigation practice. He serves as Chairman of the Illinois International Port District, a part-time position to which he was appointed by Mayor Rahm Emanuel. He was also General Counsel of Chicago Forward PAC, a “Super PAC” supporting certain candidates for municipal offices in 2015.