Jenner & Block

Norman M. Hirsch is a litigator focusing in the areas of professional responsibility and antitrust. Mr. Hirsch has represented both lawyers and clients in professional responsibility and sanctions proceedings in federal and state courts. Clients seek his representation in monopolization, predatory pricing, price fixing and price discrimination cases, as well as government antitrust investigations.  He also has significant experience representing nuclear utilities in breach of contract cases against the U.S. government and recently recovered an approximately $49 million final judgment for one of those clients.  Mr. Hirsch has also handled a number of other complex litigation matters. He serves as co-general counsel to the firm and co-chair of the Professional Responsibility Practice.

In its June 2010 issue, The National Law Journal recognized Mr. Hirsch as one of 11 “winning” trial lawyers nationwide who are “model(s) of the modern litigator.”  He has also been recognized for multiple consecutive years by Legal 500, Leading Lawyers and Illinois Super Lawyers.  Mr. Hirsch is AV Peer Review Rated, Martindale-Hubbell's highest peer recognition for ethical standards and legal ability.  He is a member of the firm’s Professional Responsibility and Antitrust and Competition Law Practices.

Mr. Hirsch has written extensively on topics related to his practice.  He is the co-author of Sanctions in Federal Litigation (Butterworth Legal Publishers,1991) and related articles in a variety of journals.  He is also one of the authors of the firm’s Rule 11 outline, which is distributed to lawyers and judges throughout the country.  He has lectured on various professional responsibility issues.