Paul Olszowka

  • One North Wacker Drive
    Suite 4400
    Chicago, IL 60606-2833

Paul Olszowka is a partner in the Chicago office and is a member of the firm’s Litigation Department. He is a member of the firm’s Antitrust, Commercial Litigation, and Electronic Discovery practice groups. He has substantial experience in the following areas.

Antitrust and Commercial Litigation: Mr. Olszowka’s litigation experience includes arbitrations and jury trials in antitrust and patent matters, and experience with criminal and civil enforcement actions brought by federal and state agencies, nationwide private class actions, and multi-district litigation. He has worked with clients in the agricultural equipment, automotive, electrical products, health care, nuclear fuel, and health care and pharmaceutical industries. Mr. Olszowka regularly counsels clients on competition issues and marketing, pricing and distribution practices.

Internal Investigations: He also has experience coordinating and conducting investigations related to governmental inquiries and regulatory compliance, including matters before the Federal Trade Commission, the National Highway and Traffic Safety Administration and the Consumer Product Safety Commission.

Document Management: Mr. Olszowka’s litigation, investigation, and regulatory compliance matters have involved issues in modern discovery, including the collection and search of electronic documents and employment of forensic discovery tools. He also counsels clients with corporate record management issues and best practices for document control and management.

In addition to his client work, Mr. Olszowka is an adjunct law professor for both Northwestern University and DePaul University, where he teaches trial practice and commercial contract counseling.

Prior to joining Barnes & Thornburg, Mr. Olszowka was a partner in the Chicago office of Wildman, Harrold, Allen & Dixon LLP. He also practiced in New York with White & Case LLP.

Before entering private practice, he participated in the Honors Program for the Antitrust Division of the United States Department of Justice. He also 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.