Barry S. Alberts is a litigation partner at the Chicago-based law firm of Schiff Hardin LLP, where he began practicing following his graduation from the Law School in 1971. Concentrating his practice on general business litigation, he has represented corporations, corporate officers and directors, as well as lawyers and law firms in a wide variety of litigation matters in both federal and state courts. He has represented lawyers and law firms in connection with professional liability claims, including actions alleging malpractice, breaches of fiduciary duties and ethical violations, as well as in tort actions alleging lawyers' participation in tax fraud, securities fraud, and violations of the Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organizations Act ("RICO"). Alberts has Chaired the Ethics and Professionalism Committee of the American Bar Association's Section of Litigation, as well as having served as a Chair of the Section of Litigation's Trial Evidence Committee. Alberts has also been an Adjunct Professor of Law at Northwestern University Law School, where he has taught courses in trial advocacy and legal ethics.