Michael Skokna is a litigation associate in the firm’s Chicago office. He concentrates his practice on complex commercial litigation, white-collar criminal defense, and corporate internal investigations.
Mr. Skokna was a member of two small teams that tried major white-collar criminal cases to jury verdict in the U.S. District Court for the District of Colorado and the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Wisconsin. He assisted in the preparation of witnesses, cross examinations, opening and closing statements, and post-trial motion arguments. Mr. Skokna also has significant experience in all aspects of litigation in state and federal court and before arbitration panels.
In his pro bono practice, Mr. Skokna has successfully secured asylum for a client forced to flee Kenya as a result of religious persecution.
Mr. Skokna received a B.S. in Mathematics from the University of Notre Dame in 2006 and a J.D., magna cum laude, in 2009 from Notre Dame Law School, where he was executive issues editor of the Notre Dame Law Review.