Jack Wolf is an associate in the litigation and enforcement group based in Ropes & Gray’s Chicago office. He represents clients in complex civil litigation, government enforcement matters, and internal investigations. Jack has experience at all levels of state and federal courts, including managing discovery, briefing dispositive motions, and drafting appellate briefs.
Jack maintains an active pro bono practice. He has helped to secure asylum for multiple clients, assisted in the representation of a municipality in a First Amendment case before the U.S. Supreme Court, and worked on prisoner civil rights lawsuits at both the trial and appellate levels, among other matters.
Before joining Ropes & Gray, Jack was a staff law clerk at the United States Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit, where he assisted all of the judges on the court in drafting opinions and orders and resolving complex and dispositive motions. During law school, Jack was an editor of the Northwestern University Law Review; president of OutLaw, the law school’s LGBTQ+ student organization; and a member of Northwestern’s National Moot Court Team. He also worked as a judicial extern for the Hon. Sidney I. Schenkier (Ret.), magistrate judge for the Northern District of Illinois, and briefed and argued a criminal appeal before the Seventh Circuit through Northwestern’s Appellate Advocacy Center legal clinic.
- Representing fund sponsor sued for breach of contract and negligence in state and federal court.
- Representing financial advisor accused of aiding and abetting breach of fiduciary duty with regard to an M&A transaction.
- Defending national pharmacy in fraud and consumer fraud lawsuits based on retail pharmaceutical drug pricing.
- Defending a life sciences client in a False Claims Act investigation.
- Representing white-collar defendant indicted by DOJ in federal court.
- Advising multiple life sciences companies on key risk areas and enforcement trends under federal laws, including False Claims Act; Anti-Kickback Statute; Foreign Corrupt Practices Act; and Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act.
- Represented logistics company in a trade secrets dispute in federal court in California.
- Advising private equity clients and their portfolio companies on various global anti-corruption issues.
- Representing an incarcerated client in a civil rights lawsuit under 42 U.S.C. § 1983.
- Secured monetary settlement for victim of racially motivated attack.
- Represented a municipality before the United States Supreme Court with regard to a precedent-setting First Amendment issue.
- Secured grants of asylum for multiple pro bono clients fleeing political and religious persecution in their home countries.
- JD, Northwestern University Pritzker School of Law, 2018; Development Editor, Northwestern University Law Review
- BA (Philosophy, International Studies), magna cum laude, Loyola University Chicago, 2013; Phi Beta Kappa
Admissions / Qualifications
- Illinois, 2018
- U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit
- U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois