Norman M. Hirsch is a retired litigator, who focused his practice in the areas of professional responsibility, commercial litigation and antitrust. Before his retirement, Mr. Hirsch was the General Counsel of the firm. In his outside legal practice, Mr. Hirsch represented both lawyers and clients in professional responsibility and sanctions proceedings in federal and state courts. Clients sought his representation in monopolization, predatory pricing, price fixing and price discrimination cases, as well as government antitrust investigations. He also had significant experience representing nuclear utilities in breach of contract cases against the US government and recovered an approximately $49 million final judgment for one of those clients. Mr. Hirsch also handled a number of other complex litigation matters.
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.
Mr. Hirsch his written extensively on topics related to his practice. He is the co- author of Sanctions in Federal Litigation (Butterworth Legal Publishers,1991) and he co-authored a law review article on differing approaches by the Courts of Appeals in applying Rule 11 of the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure, “Sanctions Under Rule 11: A Cross-Circuit Comparison,” 37 Loyola Law Review 727 (2004). He has lectured on various professional responsibility issues.