Mandell Menkes is pleased to announce that it elected John Fitzpatrick to its partnership in May of 2011. Since being admitted to the Illinois bar in 2002, Mr. Fitzpatrick has successfully handled a series of complex litigation matters in forums across the country, devoting a significant portion of his time to trial work. The United States District Court for the Northern District of Illinois admitted him to its Trial Bar in 2006 after he met the bar requirements 4 years after graduating from the University of Texas at Austin law school in 2002. While attending law school, Mr. Fitzpatrick participated in the Wilson Mock Trial Tournament and remained active in the community, volunteering with Habitat for Humanity and tutoring elementary school children. He also authored an article published by the State of Texas bar entitled “A Review of Recent Texas Whistleblower Litigation.” Mr. Fitzpatrick regularly counsels clients involved in commercial disputes affecting intellectual property, e-commerce, corporate governance, class action claims and software. The firm looks forward to him continuing his outstanding work as a partner.