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Takayuki Ono

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Takayuki Ono is an associate in the firm’s Litigation Group and Privacy & Cybersecurity Group. Representing both plaintiffs and defendants in high-stakes litigation matters, Tak has a broad practice advising clients in complex disputes involving privacy, cybersecurity, securities, shareholders, contracts, fraud, and intellectual property. He has extensive experience in all stages of litigation—including pleadings, motions, fact and expert discovery, trial, and appeal.  As a Certified Information Privacy Professional and a Certified Information Privacy Manager, Tak also advises clients on a variety of cybersecurity and privacy issues, including privacy policies and notices, incident response plans, and compliance with the California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA), the Illinois Biometric Information Privacy Act (BIPA), European Union's General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), and Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA).  Prior to joining Goldberg Kohn, he was an associate with Jones Day. 

As a native of Kanagawa, Japan, Tak is fluent in Japanese and is an active supporter of increasing diversity in the legal profession. He is a member of the Firm’s Diversity Committee and is an Associate Board Member of the Chicago Committee of Minorities in Large Law Firms. He is also the Founding Chair of the Japanese American Bar Association Chicago Committee.

Tak received his law degree, cum laude, from Northwestern University School of Law. Previously he worked as a professional journalist after graduating from Northwestern University’s Medill School of Journalism. 

Languages: Japanese


Certified Information Privacy Professional, U.S. Private Sector (CIPP/US)

Certified Information Privacy Professional, Europe (CIPP/E)

Certified Information Privacy Manager (CIPM)

Chicago Office
55 East Monroe Street
Suite 3300
Chicago, Illinois 60603-5792

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Industry Focus


  • Northwestern University, J.D., cum laude
  • Northwestern University, B.S., Journalism

Bar Admissions

  • Illinois
  • U.S. Supreme Court
  • U.S. District Court, District of Columbia
  • U.S. District Court, Northern District of Illinois
  • U.S. District Court, Central District of Illinois
  • U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Wisconsin
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit

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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