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Kenneth S. Ulrich


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  • Represented Cook County in connection with enforceability of County tobacco tax. 
  • Defended Cook County in connection with litigation regarding compliance with the Safe Roads Amendment to the Illinois Constitution. 
  • Defended Independent Managers of Delaware LLC in breach of fiduciary duty claim brought by Trustee in Fontainebleau Las Vegas bankruptcy. 
  • Served as an advisor to independent managers of bankruptcy special purpose entities. 
  • Obtained multimillion-dollar business interruption recovery for owner of television station damaged by Hurricane Katrina. 
  • Defended insurance brokerage firms in class action lawsuits involving attacks on the use of contingent commissions. 
  • Served as national claims counsel to world’s largest Registered Agent. 
  • Defended publishing company in a jury trial concerning software development. 
  • Defended private equity firm in a dispute regarding allocation of residual profits and investment rights. 
  • Prosecuted securities fraud matter involving claims of failure to disclose material facts in connection with the sale of a business in the sports industry. 
  • Defended group of Iowa grain cooperatives in a lawsuit alleging fraud and violations of the Commodity Exchange Act. 
  • Defended publishing company in a commercial disparagement lawsuit brought by a competitor. 
  • Represented finance company in a negligence lawsuit against an appraiser of manufacturing equipment. 
  • Represented Mexican sales representative of a large domestic manufacturing company in connection with a dispute regarding 10 years of commissions for sale of locomotives and diesel engines. 
  • Represented independent director in lawsuit arising out of Hawaii real estate development. 
  • Defended bank in fraudulent conveyance action arising out of leveraged buyout of trucking company. 
  • Obtained early dismissal of outside director in the Republic Windows & Doors bankruptcy. 



  • Northwestern University Pritzker School of Law, J.D., 1987
  • Northwestern University, B.A., 1984


  • Illinois
  • United States Supreme Court
  • U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois
  • U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Wisconsin
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit

Professional Activities

  • American Bar Association, Member
  • Chicago Bar Association, Member