Jenner & Block

Jenner & Block Partner Terrence J. Truax is co-chair of the firm’s Patent Litigation and Counseling Practice.  His practice encompasses a variety of 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. 

Throughout his Jenner & Block career, Mr. Truax has served in a variety of leadership roles, most recently as the firm’s managing partner from 2014 through the end of 2019, returning to a full-time practice as a commercial and intellectual property litigator and trial lawyer in January 2020.  With his deep experience managing the firm, Mr. Truax continues to consult with and assist firm leadership in various capacities.

A committed advocate for indigent persons, he has an active pro bono practice with a focus on representing defendants accused of serious felonies.

Mr. Truax is also actively involved as a leader in the Chicago community. He serves as a trustee of the Chicago Symphony Orchestra and as an Advisory Board member of Breakthrough Urban Ministries, a non-profit organization providing overnight housing, jobs assistance, youth development and fresh food programming.  Among other involvements, Mr. Truax is a past board member of the Chicago Bar Foundation, the charitable arm of the Chicago Bar Association, and remains an active supporter.