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E. Tim Walker

E. Tim Walker

Edwards Wildman Palmer LLP
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    • Chicago Tel +1 312 201 2279 | Fax +1 855 593 4099
    Tim Walker is a Partner in the Litigation Department at Edwards Wildman. His practice focuses on commercial litigation. Tim's experience includes litigation on behalf of national and international companies in a wide variety of cases involving contract and warranty disputes, product liability matters, mass torts, class actions, trade secret misappropriation, trademark and patent infringement claims, counterfeiting, unfair competition, shareholder actions, and other commercial disputes. The Law Bulletin Publishing Company, the publisher of Chicago Lawyer magazine and the Chicago Daily Law Bulletin, named Tim as one of the 2013 “40 Illinois Attorneys Under Forty to Watch.”
    • Member of trial team that obtained successful jury verdict on behalf of manufacturer of electrical components relating to the sale and distribution of counterfeit products

    • Successfully argued before the Illinois Appellate Court, First District, in commercial matter asserting breach of contract and indemnification claims stemming from patent infringement lawsuit. Peregrine Fin. Group, Inc. v. TradeMaven, L.L.C., 391 Ill. App. 3d 309, 909 N.E. 2d 837 (Ill. App. Ct. 2009)

    • Served as lead counsel during arbitration and successfully defended client facing claims of breach of contract, fraud, and purported violations of state franchising laws

    • Defended trustees during four-day jury trial in Illinois circuit court involving fiduciary duty, contract, and fraud claims

    • Member of team that successfully defeated a request for preliminary injunction to stop bid for minority stake in a subsidiary of Lehman Brothers Holdings, Inc.

    Mass Tort/Product Liability

    • Defended Canadian manufacturer of diacetyl facing lawsuits in Illinois and throughout the country regarding alleged exposure to chemicals at microwave popcorn manufacturing facilities

    • Representing defendants against claims arising from the Lac Mégantic derailment in Canada, in litigation pending in the Illinois and Maine

    • Defends chemical manufacturers in class action alleging environmental contamination leading to health and property damage

    • Successfully defended manufacturer of creosote and pentachlorophenol facing product liability claims in California state court as to alleged exposure from wood preservatives used on utility poles

    Intellectual Property Litigation

    • Successfully prosecuted electrical component counterfeiters for counterfeiting and trademark infringement relating to the manufacture and distribution of electrical components, resulting in various injunctions barring the sale of counterfeit products, substantial monetary settlements, and recalls of counterfeit products

    • Represented companies in the litigation of various patent infringement, counterfeiting, and trademark infringement matters, including representation of leading consumer products manufacturers and distributors in lawsuits involving industry competitors

    • Successfully defeated trade secret misappropriation and breach of fiduciary duty claims brought against clients by industry competitors

    • Represented large contractor in prosecution of patent infringement action and related unfair competition claims

    Litigation

    • Defended businesses in putative class action lawsuits involving claims of consumer fraud, breach of contract, alleged violations of the Telephone Consumer Protection Act (TCPA), and unjust enrichment

    • Represented telecommunications and technology companies in regulatory, contractual, and consumer suits

    • Defended real estate owners and developers in contractual disputes, association disputes, and other related litigation

    • Represented large and small businesses in commercial litigation matters involving contractual disputes, distribution issues, and consumer lawsuits

    Featured Experience

    • Defeat of TRO for Toy Product Retailer

      A team of the firm’s lawyers in Chicago and Los Angeles won a major victory for a toy product retailer in 2012 when the US District Court of the Southern District of California issued an order denying a competitor's request for a temporary restraining order against our client's tablet for kids. MORE

    • Defeat of TRO for Toy Product Retailer

      A team of the firm’s lawyers in Chicago and Los Angeles won a major victory for a toy product retailer in 2012 when the US District Court of the Southern District of California issued an order denying a competitor's request for a temporary restraining order against our client's tablet for kids. MORE

    • Defeat of TRO for Toy Product Retailer

      A team of the firm’s lawyers in Chicago and Los Angeles won a major victory for a toy product retailer in 2012 when the US District Court of the Southern District of California issued an order denying a competitor's request for a temporary restraining order against our client's tablet for kids. MORE

    • Defeat of TRO for Toy Product Retailer

      A team of the firm’s lawyers in Chicago and Los Angeles won a major victory for a toy product retailer in 2012 when the US District Court of the Southern District of California issued an order denying a competitor's request for a temporary restraining order against our client's tablet for kids. MORE

    • Defeat of TRO for Toy Product Retailer

      A team of the firm’s lawyers in Chicago and Los Angeles won a major victory for a toy product retailer in 2012 when the US District Court of the Southern District of California issued an order denying a competitor's request for a temporary restraining order against our client's tablet for kids. MORE

    Before Edwards Wildman

    Before joining Edwards Wildman, Tim was an associate in the litigation department of a prominent law firm headquartered in Denver, Colorado. Prior to that, he was a law clerk for the Honorable Jane A. Tidball (Ret.) in the Colorado District Court.

    During law school, Tim was a member of the Villanova Sports and Entertainment Law Journal, where he was the Managing Editor of Outside Articles. Prior to law school, Tim attended Villanova University where he played on the men's golf team.

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