Blake P. Sercye is an associate in the Litigation Department. He is admitted to practice in Illinois.
Mr. Sercye earned his J.D. in 2011 from the University of Chicago Law School, where he was a member of The University of Chicago Legal Forum and the Black Law Students Association. He received his A.B. in politics with honors from Princeton University in 2008. Prior to joining the firm, Mr. Sercye handled family law, sealing and expungement matters as a PILI fellow at the Chicago Legal Clinic in the city’s Austin neighborhood. He also worked as the political director for Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel’s 2011 mayoral campaign and as a field coordinator for Illinois Governor Pat Quinn’s 2010 gubernatorial campaign. Mr. Sercye was a summer associate at Jenner & Block in 2010.
Mr. Sercye is active in several civic and community organizations. He serves on the board of directors for Umoja Student Development Corporation, a nonprofit organization that provides tutoring and college preparatory counseling for inner-city high school students. He is also a member of Christ the King Jesuit College Preparatory School’s Young Leader’s Council, the Chicago Westside Branch of the NAACP, and Phi Beta Sigma Fraternity, Inc.