Terrence J. Truax is a litigator who co-chairs the Patent Litigation and Counseling Practice at Jenner & Block and is a member of the Firm's Antitrust/Competition Law and Class Action practice groups. Mr. Truax also is a member of the Firm’s Policy Committee, the senior governing committee of Jenner & Block.
Clients across the United States and in Asia seek Mr. Truax’s counsel on a variety of complex intellectual property, antitrust and commercial litigation matters. He has tried matters to verdict (jury and bench) in federal and state courts throughout the United States in both first and second chair roles.
In the IP, antitrust and commercial litigation arenas, Mr. Truax has been a trusted advisor and lead counsel on a wide range of matters for companies such as Mitsubishi Electric, American Power Conversion Corporation, PELCO, GE Capital, Nishi-Nippon Railroad, Semiconductor Energy Laboratories and Schneider Electric, among others. In the IP arena, Mr. Truax has worked extensively with clients on a range of technologies, including semiconductors, power electronics, software, and various mechanical applications.
In addition to his IP, antitrust and commercial litigation practice, Mr. Truax also has been actively involved in a number of pro bono and other community organizations throughout Chicago. He received the Albert E. Jenner Pro Bono Award for the advocacy he has provided to clients in more than 30 felony cases in the Cook County criminal court system. He has served for many years as a board member of Breakthrough Urban Ministries (www.breakthrough.org) and the Chicago Bar Foundation (www.chicagobarfoundation.org) and also serves on the Advisory Board of the Cabrini Green Legal Aid Clinic.