Bruce S. Sperling

Paul E. Slater

Eugene J. Frett

Mitchell H. Macknin

Gregg R. Hague

Claire P. Murphy

Greg Shinall

Steven C. Florsheim

Robert D. Cheifetz

Thomas D. Brooks

Adam Merrill

Celiza Bragança

Daniel A. Shmikler

Angie A. Chen

Michael G. Dickler

Dina Rollman

Monazza A. Idrees

Of Counsel:

Harvey J. Barnett

Paul E. Slater Paul E. Slater has been a partner at Sperling & Slater since 1976 when he founded the firm with Bruce Sperling.

Mr. Slater graduated from Columbia University in 1967 where he majored in economics. He then attended Northwestern University School of Law and graduated magna cum laude with a Juris Doctorate degree in 1970. Mr. Slater was the valedictorian of his law school class and a member of the Order of the Coif. He was also a member of the editorial board of the Northwestern University Law Review.

Upon graduation from Law School, Mr. Slater took a faculty position at the University of California School of Law (Boalt Hall), Berkeley, California. In September 1972, Mr. Slater returned to the Northwestern University School of Law as an Associate Professor of law. Mr. Slater was a full-time faculty member at Northwestern Law School until June 1977. During that time, Mr. Slater taught the basic antitrust course (Antitrust I) each year. He also taught an antitrust seminar each year and supervised senior research student projects in antitrust law.

In 1977, Mr. Slater resigned from his full-time teaching position at Northwestern to engage in the full-time practice of law. Mr. Slater continued, however, to teach at Northwestern Law School as an Adjunct Professor of Law. In that capacity he has taught Antitrust Practice and Procedure every year since 1977 and on several occasions has also taught Antitrust I.

Mr. Slater's practice is almost exclusively complex commercial litigation or counseling with a heavy emphasis on antitrust, trademarks, patents and unfair competition. Mr. Slater, in particular, specializes in antitrust law and devotes approximately 70% of his time to antitrust matters.

Mr. Slater is a member of the ABA Antitrust Section, the Chicago Bar Association Antitrust Committee, and is a member of the Advisory Board of the Loyola Antitrust Institute. He has been a frequent speaker at national antitrust conferences, including the ABA Antitrust Section annual meeting, the Corporate Counsel Institute, the New York Antitrust Law Symposium, the Indiana Continuing Legal Education seminar, and the antitrust and patent committees of the Chicago Bar Association.

Mr. Slater has authored a number of law review articles which have been favorably cited by the United States Supreme Court on three different occasions in Hospital Building Co. v. Trustees of Rex Hospital, et al., 425 U.S. 738, 743 (1976); Cantor v. Detroit Edison Co., 428 U.S. 579, 632 (1976); City of Lafayette, Louisiana, et al. v. Louisiana Power & Light Co., 435 U.S. 389, 401 (1978). At the request of the Department of Justice Antitrust Division, Mr. Slater testified before the National Commission for the Revision of Antitrust Laws with regard to the need and proposals for amending the antitrust law of the United States. Mr. Slater has also authored amicus briefs on behalf of antitrust organizations. Most recently, he authored an amicus brief on behalf of the American Antitrust Institute in In Re Cardizem on the subject of the overlap between the patent and antitrust laws.

Mr. Slater has been admitted to practice before the courts in the State of Illinois and in various federal trial and appellate courts throughout the country, including the United States Supreme Court.

Paul E. Slater

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