Michael Forde focuses his practice on litigation. He handles complex, commercial litigation in state and federal courts, in arbitration, 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. From 2019-2023, he was a member of the board of the Illinois Sports Facilities Authority, a position to which he was appointed by Governor J.B. Pritzker. From 2011-2019, he served as Chairman of the Illinois International Port District. He was also a member of Governor-Elect J.B. Pritkzer’s Transition Committee on Capital & Infrastructure. Michael Forde is also a member of the Trial Law Institute and Diversity Law Institute.