Todd is an experienced litigator whose practice focuses on serving some of America’s largest financial services corporations and private sector businesses. Known in the legal field for his keen business and trial strategy and skilled negotiations, Todd counsels clients on business disputes, dispute resolution and internal investigations. He guides clients through the complexities of legal matters through early mediation, arbitration, trial and appeals. His trial successes include an $8.3 million Cook County jury trial verdict with a $6 million punitive damages award.

With experience representing publicly traded companies, financial services organizations and farmers' councils as well as those in the education, restaurant and real estate industries, Todd has found success for clients in cases relating to: 

  • Contract disputes and negotiations.
  • Financial services fraud.
  • Business torts and deceptive practices.
  • Agriculture and seed technology disputes.
  • Preliminary injunctions.
  • Commercial loan enforcement.

Todd has been recognized for his legal skills through awards such as Illinois Super Lawyers and Leading Lawyers. He earned his J.D. from the University of Wisconsin Law School and attended the Harvard University Executive Education “Leadership in Law Firms” certificate program. Before joining Taft, Todd was the Chicago office managing partner and co-chair of the firm-wide Business Litigation practice group at a national law firm with more than 380 attorneys.



  • Honoree, Illinois Super Lawyers (2008-present)

  • Honoree, Leading Lawyers (2008-present)

  • Honoree, Best Lawyers in America, Commercial Litigation Law (2021)

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  • University of Wisconsin Law School (1989)
  • Harvard Law School Executive Education Leadership in Law Firms Program (2015)
  • University of Michigan-Flint (1986)


  • State - Illinois

Professional Affiliations

  • Economic Club of Chicago


  • American Bar Association