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Robert D. Cheifetz, Partner

Robert D. Cheifetz

Rob Cheifetz has spent more than twenty years (all of them with Sperling & Slater) representing entrepreneurial individuals and businesses as plaintiffs and defendants in federal and state courts.  He has a broad commercial litigation practice with a focus on complex commercial litigation, including cutting-edge intellectual property disputes and director/officer litigation.  During his career, he has embraced the opportunity to address new and challenging issues in emerging areas of the law.  He has advised clients on a wide range of issues, including intellectual property, securities, partnership, fiduciary duty, contract, Constitutional, antitrust, unfair competition, defamation, insurance coverage, and non-compete obligations.    

Mr. Cheifetz has litigated and tried cases in Illinois state and federal courts, at both the trial and appellate court levels, as well as in numerous jurisdictions around the country.  He was formerly the Director of Special Projects for the New York City Department of Environmental Protection.

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  • University of Chicago Law School (J.D. 1992)
  • Brandeis University (B.A. 1988)
    • magna cum laude
    • Grace Short Memorial Book Award

Memberships and Professional Affiliations

  • American Bar Association
  • Federal Bar Association (Intellectual Property Division)
  • MWI Executive Training Program
  • Congregation B'nai Shalom of Buffalo Grove (President; Board)
  • International Jewish Youth (Advisor)
  • The Ark (Board of Directors)


  • Illinois (1992)
  • Federal Circuit Court of Appeals (2010)
  • U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois (1992)
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit (1993)