Pflaum has been a partner at Neal Gerber Eisenberg since 2010, with a national trial and appellate practice that encompasses a wide range of complex civil litigation matters, including commercial, constitutional, hospital, media, airport and land use cases. He also advises lawyers and law firms, and serves as an expert witness, on legal ethics and professional liability issues.
“We could not be more pleased that Steve has agreed to head up the firm’s litigation group,” said Pflaum’s predecessor Scott J. Fisher, who will assume the role of firm managing partner, effective Jan. 1, 2016. “Steve’s incredible depth of experience and innate leadership skills make him the ideal candidate to guide the group into the future.”
Neal Gerber Eisenberg’s Litigation practice group and lawyers have been recognized by Chambers USA, The Best Lawyers in America, The American College of Trial Lawyers and U.S. News-Best Lawyers’ “Best Law Firms” survey for general commercial litigation. The group’s client list is broad, encompassing public and private companies located throughout the world and spanning countless industries. Six of the Fortune 25 call on Neal Gerber Eisenberg for representation in litigation and investigations.
Throughout his career, Pflaum has been extremely involved in the greater legal community. He is the immediate past President of the Appellate Lawyers Association, a two-term chair of the Illinois Supreme Court Committee on Professional Responsibility, a founding member and current chair of the Illinois Judicial Ethics Committee, and the former General Counsel of The Chicago Bar Association. Pflaum is also deeply involved in issues concerning equal access to legal representation and serves as chair of the Neal Gerber Eisenberg’s Pro Bono Committee.
Pflaum, who earned his J.D., magna cum laude, from University of Michigan Law School, has repeatedly been recognized as a leader in his field. He was selected by his peers as the “Lawyer of the Year” in the 2015 edition of The Best Lawyers in America in the category of Chicago Litigation – Regulatory Enforcement (SEC, Telecom, Energy). He is also listed in Who’s Who in America, Who’s Who in American Law, Leading Lawyers Network and Illinois Super Lawyers.
Neal Gerber Eisenberg is a Chicago-based law firm whose attorneys share a culture of teamwork and devotion to personalized client service to advance our clients’ business interests. Our attorneys provide legal business solutions to public and private entities of all types—including Fortune 100 companies, financial institutions, nonprofits and high net worth individuals—in connection with domestic and global business transactions and litigation. Our full service firm is large enough to handle nearly any legal matter throughout the world, yet small enough that clients personally know the attorneys accountable to their matters.