Jenner & Block

Anthony B. Borich is a partner in the firm’s Litigation Department.  Mr. Borich helps clients resolve complex business disputes through litigation, arbitration, mediation, and counseling.  Mr. Borich has first-chair trial experience and is versed in all parts of dispute resolution.

Mr. Borich has particular experience in three industries:  real estate, technology/outsourcing and transportation.  In the real estate industry, Mr. Borich represents REITs, developers, investors, contractors, and other industry players.  Mr. Borich has helped clients with disputes involving almost all aspects of real estate, including joint ventures, financings, complex leases and management contracts, construction projects, asset transfers, sale-leasebacks, rights of first refusals, municipal entitlements, profit distributions, financial covenants, and reciprocal easement agreements.  In the technology/outsourcing industry, Mr. Borich has counseled clients regarding cybersecurity incidents and licenses and services contracts involving mission-critical functions.  In the transportation industry, Mr. Borich has counseled Class I railroads and other clients in disputes involving railcar leasing and acquisition agreements, railroad logistics facilities, railroad easement agreements, and regulatory issues.

In addition to industry-specific matters, Mr. Borich has assisted clients in an array of different types of disputes, including litigation involving breach of contract, fraud, fiduciary duty, professional responsibility, class action, ERISA, Lanham Act, tortious interference, and patent infringement claims.

  • Mr. Borich’s recent matters are described on the “My Work” tab above.  Notable successes include:
  • Representation of a REIT in federal court appeal affirming $101 million tortious interference jury verdict in favor of REIT;
  • Representation of a REIT to secure all requested relief in arbitration over property management consent rights;
  • Representation of Class I railroad in defeating attempt by lessee to obtain state court temporary restraining order; and
  • Work to reverse federal court decision (entered prior to Mr. Borich’s appearance in case) that granted summary judgment in favor of opposing party.                                                  

Mr. Borich maintains an active pro bono practice, and has assisted clients with respect to criminal matters, civil rights litigation, real estate disputes, historic preservation, and Clean Water Act litigation.  Mr. Borich serves as President of an innovative Chicago-based legal services non-profit, Community Activism Law Alliance.  He is a member of the American Bar Association, including the Section of Litigation, and the Chicago Bar Association.  Prior to joining the firm, Mr. Borich served as a Public Interest Law Initiative Fellow at the Lawyers’ Committee for Better Housing in Chicago.  In 2009, he graduated cum laude from Harvard Law School.  In 2006, Mr. Borich graduated with Honors and Distinction and Phi Beta Kappa from Iowa State University, where he was awarded the Wallace E. Barron All-University Senior Award and the David J. Henry All-University Leadership and Excellence Award.