Clifford W. Berlow is a litigator who focuses his practice on appellate litigation, as well as complex commercial litigation at the trial level. Before joining the firm, Mr. Berlow served for four years in the civil appeals division of the Illinois Attorney General’s office, where he argued a total of more than twenty appeals before the Illinois Supreme Court, the Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals, and all five districts of the Illinois Appellate Court.
Mr. Berlow has authored or co-authored numerous briefs in state and federal courts, including more than a dozen briefs and petitions in the Supreme Court of the United States, two of which were given Supreme Court Best Brief awards by the National Association of Attorneys General. In addition to that traditional appellate work, Mr. Berlow also has significant experience developing legal strategy in trial courts and has participated in successful representations in matters spanning the energy, financial services, media, pharmaceutical, technology, telecommunications, and transportation sectors in cases presenting difficult questions of constitutional, statutory, and regulatory law.
A partner in Jenner & Block’s Litigation Department and a member of the firm’s Appellate and Supreme Court Practice, Mr. Berlow previously worked as a law clerk for the Honorable Mary Beck Briscoe of the United States Court of Appeals for the Tenth Circuit and as an associate in the appellate practice at the Washington, D.C. office of a large law firm. He earned his law degree from the Northwestern University School of Law, where he was a member of the winning team in the law school’s moot court competition and served as the managing editor of its law review. Before law school, Mr. Berlow was a 2002 Teach for America corps member working as a junior high school teacher in Chicago, Illinois.