Jenner & Block

Terrence J. Truax is a leading litigator who counsels clients across the United States, Asia and Europe on a variety of complex intellectual property, antitrust and commercial litigation matters.  He co-chairs Jenner & Block’s Patent Litigation and Counseling Practice and is a member of the firm’s senior governing board, the Policy Committee.

As a member of the firm’s Antitrust/Competition Law and Class Action practice groups, Mr. Truax has successfully tried matters to verdict (jury and bench) in federal and state courts throughout the United States in both first- and second-chair roles. 

Mr. Truax has been a trusted advisor and lead counsel on the full spectrum of IP, antitrust and commercial litigation matters for major companies such as Mitsubishi Electric, American Power Conversion Corporation, PELCO, GE Capital, Nishi-Nippon Railroad, Semiconductor Energy Laboratories and Schneider Electric, among others.  Specifically 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.

He is also actively involved in the Chicago community, including serving as chair of the board of Breakthrough, a nonprofit headquartered in the city’s East Garfield Park that provides overnight housing and jobs programs for men and women, a youth development program and a fresh food program.  In addition, Terry has been involved with Cabrini Green Legal Aid for many years as a director and advisory board member, and he is currently a board member of the Chicago Bar Foundation, the charitable arm of the Chicago Bar Association.