CHICAGO--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Steven A. Weiss, Chairman of Schopf & Weiss LLP, was recently elected to lead the largest group of litigation lawyers in the world, the Section of Litigation of the American Bar Association. Mr. Weiss will serve as the Section’s Vice-Chair during the 2013 – 2014 bar year. He will automatically become the Chair-Elect for 2014 – 2015 and will begin his one-year term as Chair of the Section in August 2015. Mr. Weiss’s top priority as Chair is to improve the working relationships between lawyers and clients.
Mr. Weiss stated, “I look forward to working with the members of the Section to meet the ‘value challenge.’ My firm has focused on analyzing metrics and creating case- specific plans that identify strategies for reaching the client’s goals and reducing extraneous litigation activities that add cost without advancing those goals.” William G. Schopf, co-founder of Schopf & Weiss LLP, noted, “Steve Weiss has always focused on the client’s needs. His leadership has propelled our firm to the forefront of creative and workable options for clients. The ABA’s Section of Litigation is fortunate to have Steve in this leadership role especially during these economic times when businesses are looking to reduce costs and receive an increase in the value of services provided.”
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A University of Michigan Law School graduate, Mr. Weiss represents businesses and business people in complex litigation. Mr. Weiss has extensive experience handling matters involving intellectual property, trade secrets and employment non-compete matters. Among other honors, Mr. Weiss is a Chambers and Partners ranked Business Litigator and he has been named among the Top 10 lawyers in Illinois by Super Lawyers.
Schopf & Weiss LLP is a Chicago-based business litigation boutique. Founded in 1987, the firm emphasizes professional excellence and creative solutions for complex legal disputes. Schopf & Weiss represents a wide range of business clients, from Fortune 100 multinational corporations to individuals and closely held entities, in complex business litigation throughout the United States. Learn more about Schopf & Weiss at www.sw.com.