David J. Bradford is the Chair of Jenner & Block’s Litigation Department and a Fellow of the prestigious American College of Trial Lawyers. Individuals and businesses seek him out as lead trial counsel in a wide variety of lawsuits and arbitration proceedings involving complex commercial and financial transactions, merger and acquisition disputes, and important constitutional and legal issues.
In 2009, the National Law Journal named Mr. Bradford one of 12 “winning” litigation lawyers nationwide who exemplify “the qualities that make a great trial attorney.” Since 2011, Chambers USA has named him as a leading lawyer in litigation.
Mr. Bradford has successfully tried to verdict cases in which his client has received nine figure recoveries and has successfully defended cases in which his client was faced with nine figure damage exposure. He has also acted as special counsel to a number of internal investigations and special committees and is a skilled and experienced appellate advocate.
Mr. Bradford is also a member of the Complex Commercial Litigation Practice and the Real Estate Finance Litigation and Workout Task Force. Since 2003, Mr. Bradford has served on the firm’s Policy Committee, which is its governing committee. Mr. Bradford is the founding attorney and general counsel of the Roderick and Solange MacArthur Justice Center, which has clinics at both the Northwestern University Law School and University of Mississippi Law School.