Lindsey D. G. Dates is a partner in Barnes & Thornburg LLP’s Chicago office and a member of the firm’s Litigation Department.
Mr. Dates represents U.S. clients in high-stakes litigation matters in forums across the country. Mr. Dates also represents global clients in U.S. courts and has significant experience representing companies that conduct business in China, Hong Kong, and Taiwan.
Mr. Dates’ vast commercial litigation experience includes breach of contract, class action, labor and employment, product liability, business tort, intellectual property, antitrust, commercial real estate, and commercial bankruptcy litigation matters.
Mr. Dates focuses on complex breach of contract cases and large-scale litigation matters that require extremely aggressive case strategies and coordination between and among numerous parties in multiple jurisdictions. Clients also call on Mr. Dates to provide general counseling services and leadership with respect to implementing preventative measures and resolving disputes using alternative methods.
The National Law Journal has named Mr. Dates to its exclusive list of Chicago Rising Stars. Mr. Dates has also been named to the Chicago Daily Law Bulletin/Chicago Lawyer’s prestigious 40 Under 40 list.
Mr. Dates earned his J.D., with honors, from the University of Illinois College of Law, where he was a Lincoln Scholar and a recipient of the Rickert Award for Excellence in Public Service. Prior to law school, Mr. Dates enrolled at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign at the age of 16; earned two Bachelor Degrees as a triple major student (Rhetoric (Technical Writing), Speech Communications, and Political Science); and received multiple honors, including induction into the University of Illinois Senior 100 Honorary.
Active in the community, Mr. Dates created, and currently serves as the Chair of, the Don Hubert Scholars Program, a program featured in a Chicago Lawyer Magazine cover story, and the Director of Community Outreach for the Mentor Teacher Brother Center located in Chicago’s Roseland community. Mr. Dates has also served on the Board of Directors for the University of Illinois College of Law Alumni Association, as a Co-Chair of the Cabrini Green Legal Aid Young Professionals Board, and as an Associate Board Member of the Chicago Committee On Minorities In Large Law Firms.