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 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 position to which he was appointed by Mayor Rahm Emanuel. He was General Counsel of Chicago Forward PAC, a “Super PAC” supporting certain candidates for municipal offices in 2015. He was also a member of Governor-Elect J.B. Pritkzer’s Transition Committee on Capital & Infrastructure.