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Stacey Petrek

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Stacey is an associate in the Litigation Group.  She has experience representing clients in complex commercial matters at both the state and federal level.

Prior to joining Goldberg Kohn, Stacey’s practice included breach of contract actions; business torts; insurance coverage disputes; intellectual property, trade secret, copyright and trademark infringement cases; class action defense; product liability cases; and white collar criminal and governmental investigations.  She also has experience with mediation in the insurance context, having served as lead associate in a matter in which she prepared statements and reviewed and analyzed documents pre-discovery. She has drafted a wide variety of memoranda, briefs, motions and pleadings, including summary judgment briefs, interpleader and FOIA complaints, motions to exclude, and research memoranda on legal questions pertaining to commercial litigations.

Before joining Goldberg Kohn, Stacey also clerked for the Honorable Raymond W. Mitchell of the Circuit Court of Cook County’s Chancery Division and was a litigation associate at law firms where she worked on a wide range of matters, including insurance coverage disputes, breach of contract actions, business tort claims, trade secret cases, class action defense, and white collar crime and government investigations.

Prior to law school, Stacey also worked as a professional liability analyst for a leading professional liability insurance company, and paralegal. In addition, she was a teaching fellow and the recipient of a Fulbright Award Grant.

During law school, Stacey was a research assistant for Professor Martha C. Nussbaum and served as a student volunteer at the Edwin F. Mandel Legal Aid Clinic, and Mental Health Project where she represented clients in court. In addition, she participated in the University of Chicago Law School’s Law and Literature Conference: Money in Law and Literature, and its Edward W. Hinton Moot Court Competition.


  • Co-Author, “Insurance and the Concept of Fortuity,” published by Defense Research Institute (December 2020).
  • Co-Author, “It’s Time to Talk About Standby Revocable Trusts,” Trusts & Estates, the journal for estate-planning professionals, November 2018.
  • Co-author, "Lessons Public Figure Clients Can Learn from Prince’s Estate,", August 2016.
  • Contributor, “Less Bang! For Your Copyright Buck: DaVinci v. Ziko Reaffirms the Limitations of Copyright to Protect Games,” E-Commerce Law Reports, 16, No. 3 (2016).
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55 East Monroe Street
Suite 3300
Chicago, Illinois 60603-5792

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  • University of Chicago Law School, J.D., 2017 (Edmund A. Spencer Scholarship)
  • Syracuse University, MFA 2012
  • Brown University, B.A. 2006

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  • Illinois

Attorneys At Law

55 East Monroe Street
Suite 3300
Chicago, Illinois 60603-5792
Tel: 312.201.4000
Fax: 312.332.2196


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