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J.D., Northwestern University

  • cum laude
  • Notes and Comments Editor of the Northwestern University Law Review

A.B., University of Illinois

  • magna cum laude
  • with highest distinction in economics
  • Member of Omicron Delta Epsilon, Economics Honorary Society

Bar Admissions

  • Illinois
  • New York
  • Texas

Court Admissions

  • U.S. Supreme Court
  • Illinois Supreme Court
  • New York Supreme Court
  • Texas Supreme Court
  • U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois
  • U.S. District Court for the Central District of Illinois
  • U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Illinois
  • U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of New York
  • U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York
  • U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Texas
  • U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Arkansas
  • U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Wisconsin
  • U.S. District Court for the Western District of Michigan
  • U.S. District Court for the Western District of Wisconsin
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Tenth Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit
  • New York Appellate Division of the Supreme Court

Nate Eimer co-founded Eimer Stahl LLP in July 2000.  Prior to that he was a partner at Sidley & Austin.  At Sidley & Austin, Mr. Eimer was a member of  the firm's Executive Committee, General  Counsel to the firm, and co-head of the Commercial and Regulatory Litigation Practice Group.  Mr. Eimer also served as head of the firm's litigation practice in its New York office.  Mr. Eimer's practice at Sidley & Austin centered on complex litigation and antitrust matters, including criminal antitrust investigations and proceedings.

Mr. Eimer is a trial lawyer who has acted as trial counsel in numerous federal and state courts and arbitration settings.  He specializes in complex commercial litigation with emphasis on antitrust litigation.  He was named "Antitrust Lawyer of the Year" for 2011, 2013, and 2014 by U.S. News & World Report - Best Lawyers, and is one of only two antitrust lawyers in Illinois and one of only six antitrust lawyers in the United States to receive Chambers & Partners' "star" rating.  Mr. Eimer has played a principal role in dozens of grand jury investigations and criminal and civil antitrust cases, including several in which he has been national lead counsel for all defendants. 

Mr. Eimer also represents clients in a broad variety of complex commercial matters. He also has been rated by Chambers & Partners as one of the top 20 Water Quality Litigation counsel in the United States.  For example, he currently represents CITGO Petroleum Corporation in connection with numerous civil actions claiming that an additive to gasoline is defective and contaminates ground water. Mr. Eimer has been lead counsel for a group of dairy cooperatives, led by Land O' Lakes, Inc. in a complex series of adversary proceedings surrounding the bankruptcy of an oil refinery owned by the cooperatives.   Mr. Eimer was one of two lead counsel for the lending banks in connection with a massive bank fraud and surrounding adversary proceedings in the bankruptcy resulting from the detection of the fraud.

Since the founding of Eimer Stahl, Mr. Eimer has continued his practice for clients such as CITGO Petroleum Corporation, The Dow Chemical Company, Gerdau Steel Corporation, Hollinger, Inc., International Paper Company, Praxair, Inc., Land O' Lakes, Inc., LG Electronics, Inc., LG Display Co., Ltd., Ingredion Incorporated and Union Carbide Corporation.  In a recent survey of Fortune 1000 companies, Mr. Eimer was one of only 90 lawyers recognized for outstanding client service.

Highlighted Cases

  • State of Illinois v. AU Optronics Corp., et al., Circuit Court of Cook County, Illinois, Chancery Case No. 10CH-34472
  • State of Illinois v. Hitachi Ltd., et al., Circuit Court of Cook County, Illinois, Chancery Case No. 2012-CH-35266
  • In Re: Cathode Ray Tube (CRT) Antitrust Litigation, MDL No. 1917 Northern District of California, Case No. 3:07-cv-05944-JST                               
  • Motorola, Inc. v. AU Optronics Corporation et al., U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois 
  • In re Plasma-Derivative Protein Therapies Antitrust Litigation, MDL No. 2109; U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois 
  • In re Fresh Dairy Products Antitrust Litigation, MDL No. 2340; U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania 
  • In re Dairy Farmers of America, Inc. Cheese Antitrust Litigation, MDL 2031, U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois 
  • In re Optical Disk Drive Products Antitrust Litigation, MDL 2143, U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California 
  • Kleen Products, LLC v. Packaging Corporation of America, et al., U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois 
  • Standard Iron Works v. Arcelor Mittal. et al, U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois 
  • In re Processed Eggs Antitrust Litigation, MDL No. 2002; U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania 
  • In re Refined Petroleum Products Antitrust Litigation, MDL No. 1886; U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Texas 
  • Mittal Steel et al v. Praxair. Inc.; U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Ohio

Ranked in Chambers Global 2015

“Nathan Eimer is ‘a fabulous antitrust litigator,’ ‘intellectually savvy and smart,’ and possesses ‘impeccable judgment,’ commentators note. His broad commercial litigation practice has a notable focus on antitrust, including both civil and criminal suits.”   Nate Eimer ranked as one of two antitrust “star individuals” in Illinois (Chambers 2015) and has been a “star individual” in Illinois since 2012.

Nate Eimer ranked as one of two antitrust "star individuals" in Chicago. "Stars" are defined by Chambers 2014 as "among the crème de la crème - the standard by which others are judged."

Nathan Eimer is a "fabulous lawyer" who has been one of Chicago's top antitrust litigators for many years. Sources point to his strong relationship with the plaintiffs' Bar and his ability in class action cases. (Chambers 2014).