Paul Olszowka is a partner in the Chicago office and is a member of the firm’s Litigation Department. His practice is focused in the areas of antitrust and trade regulation. He has experience with complex commercial litigation, class actions, and corporate internal investigations. He also counsels clients on competition issues and marketing, pricing, and distribution practices, and has experience counseling in matters involving patents and other intellectual property. He works regularly with clients in the automotive, electric products, nuclear fuel, and health care and pharmaceutical industries.
Immediately prior to joining Barnes & Thornburg, Mr. Olszowka was a partner in the Litigation Department of Wildman, Harrold, Allen & Dixon LLP. Before coming to Chicago, he was a litigator with White & Case LLP in New York City, where he focused his practice on antitrust matters, representing both defendants and plaintiffs, for domestic and international clients.
Mr. Olszowka earned a B.S. in Hotel Administration from Cornell University, and earned his J.D. from the University of Wisconsin Law School, where he distinguished himself as a member of the Order of the Coif. He is admitted to practice in Illinois, New York, and Wisconsin.
Before entering private practice, Mr. Olszowka served as a judicial clerk for the Honorable Barbara B. Crabb in the Western District of Wisconsin and the Honorable Richard S. Brown of the Wisconsin Court of Appeals. Before clerking, he participated in the Honors Program for the Antitrust Division of the United States Department of Justice.