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Anthony J. Casey : Education and Experience


The University of Chicago Law School
JD, June 2002

  • With High Honors and Order of the Coif
  • John M. Olin Prize for the Outstanding Student in Law and Economics
  • John M. Olin Student Fellowship in Law and Economics
  • Member, University of Chicago Law Review, 2000-2002
  • Research Assistant to Douglas G. Baird, 2001-2002 (focusing on legal applications of Game Theory)

Georgetown University
AB, magna cum laude in economics with honors and political theory, June 1999

  • Phi Beta Kappa
  • Teaching Assistant, Department of Economics, 1998-1999


The University of Chicago Law School
Professor of Law, 2016 – Present
Mark Claster Mamolen Teaching Scholar, 2015 – Present
Assistant Professor of Law, July 2011-2016
Bigelow Fellow and Lecturer in Law, July 2009-June 2011

Kirkland & Ellis, LLP Chicago, IL
Partner, October 2008-June 2009
Associate, February 2006-September 2008
Summer Associate, 2002

  • Represent pharmaceutical manufacturer in multi-district product-liability litigation
  • Advise major U.S. power producer in preparation for Chapter 11 confirmation hearing – work with management and experts in preparing defense of Debtors’ business plan and valuation
  • Represent medical-device manufacturer in litigation arising from acquisition by private equity consortium
  • Advise automotive-parts manufacturer in various aspects of Chapter 11 reorganization
  • Counsel major oil companies in various civil, regulatory, and white-collar matters
  • Represent pharmaceutical-benefits-management company in contract dispute with state agency
  • Defend pharmaceutical manufacturer in pricing disputes in various states

Wachtell, Lipton, Rosen & Katz New York, NY
Associate, March 2004-February 2006
Summer Associate, 2001

  • Counseled corporation in responding to federal investigation of international tax strategy – worked with expert consultant and company management to analyze and defend company’s tax structure
  • Reviewed executive contracts to advise on aspects of sale of corporation to outside investors
  • Briefed arguments for pharmaceutical corporation in litigation stemming from purchase of biotech firm
  • Represented leading financial institution in federal investigation of accounting policies 
  • Counseled entertainment corporation in litigation with major shareholders regarding corporate governance
  • Defended manufacturer in shareholder litigation regarding proposed sale of business to investment fund
  • Provided legal advice to independent commission reviewing operations of major international institution
  • Defended corporations against federal securities-fraud claims brought on behalf of shareholders   

United States Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit Chicago, IL   
Law Clerk to Chief Judge Joel M. Flaum, August 2002-September 2003
Extern to Circuit Judge Richard D. Cudahy, summer 2000  
Bartlit, Beck, Herman, Palenchar & Scott, LLP Chicago, IL
Summer Associate, 2002
Law Clerk, October 2001-May 2002

Goldberg, Kohn, Bell, Black, Rosenbloom & Moritz, LTD Chicago, IL
Summer Associate, 2000

Office of United States Senator Richard Durbin Washington, DC
Intern, Spring 1998