Jenner & Block Partner Terry Truax is a trial lawyer with a focus on intellectual property, commercial and antitrust litigation matters. Throughout his career, he has represented blue chip and emerging companies on a variety of significant matters across the United States, Asia and Europe.
From 2014, through end of 2019, Mr. Truax served as the firm’s managing partner, and starting in 2020 returned to a full time practice as a commercial, patent and antitrust litigator. In addition to his service as member of the firm’s Policy Committee, Mr. Truax also serves as a co-chair of the firm’s Patent Litigation & Counseling Practice.
A committed advocate for indigent persons, Mr. Truax has an active pro bono practice with a focus on representing defendants accused of serious felonies, as well as a variety of other pro bono engagements.
Mr. Truax also is actively involved as a leader in the Chicago community. He serves as a trustee of the Chicago Symphony Orchestra, and as a Board member of Breakthrough Urban Ministries, a non-profit organization providing overnight housing, jobs assistance, youth development and fresh food programming in East Garfield Park, and as a Board member of the Lawndale Christian Legal Center, which provides legal defense for juvenile and emerging adult clients in North Lawndale. He also is working closely with the Garden of the Phoenix Foundation, which is committed to the promotion of the historic garden in Jackson Park, and the 160+ year relationship between Japan and the United States. Mr. Truax is a past board member of the Chicago Bar Foundation, the charitable arm of the Chicago Bar Association, and the Cabrini Green Legal Aid Clinic.