Jenner & Block

Terrence J. Truax is the managing partner of Jenner & Block.  As a litigator, his practice encompasses complex intellectual property, antitrust and commercial litigation matters.  In those fields, he has counseled blue chip and emerging companies on some of the most significant matters in the United States, Asia and Europe.  Before being elected managing partner in May 2014, Mr. Truax served as co-chair of the firm’s Patent Litigation and Counseling Practice.

In 2013, Mr. Truax was named an IP Star by Managing Intellectual Property.  He has also been recognized by Illinois Super Lawyers in intellectual property litigation since 2011.  He has extensive knowledge on technology involving semiconductors, power electronics, software and various mechanical applications.  With his experience successfully trying matters to verdict (jury and bench) in federal and state courts throughout the United States in both first- and second-chair roles, Mr. Truax is particularly sought after for his advice on matters at the intersection of antitrust, intellectual property and litigation. 

Mr. Truax has deep experience advising companies with global operations.  He is the trusted advisor and lead counsel on intellectual property, antitrust and commercial litigation matters for a variety of leading companies with operations around the globe.  In addition, Mr. Truax is active in the Chicago community.  Along with chairing the board of Breakthrough Urban Ministries — a nonprofit that provides overnight housing, jobs assistance, youth development and fresh food programming — Mr. Truax is a past board member of the Chicago Bar Foundation, the charitable arm of the Chicago Bar Association.  He has also previously served for many years as a director and advisory board member of Cabrini Green Legal Aid.