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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 Third 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 Ninth 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 centered on complex litigation and antitrust matters, including criminal investigations and proceedings.

Mr. Eimer is a trial lawyer who has appeared 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 receiving that designation from 2012 through 2017.  Mr. Eimer played a principal role in dozens of grand jury investigations and criminal and civil antitrust cases, including several in which he was national lead counsel for all defendants.

Mr. Eimer also represents clients in a broad variety of complex commercial matters.  For example, he is defending a group of corporate affiliates in federal court in Delaware against a series of fraudulent transfer actions, in which creditors of the foreign sovereign parent seek to hold the affiliates liable for alleged transfers in excess of $2 billion.  He also represents the affiliates in appeals to the Third Circuit.  He successfully defended CITGO Petroleum Corporation in the federal court in Louisiana from a case brought by an Italian company for vicarious liability based on alleged contractual debts of a CITGO affiliate in excess of $100 million.  Mr. Eimer upheld his victory in the Fifth Circuit.  He also represents CITGO 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.  He also was co-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., Ingredion Incorporated, International Paper Company, Land O' Lakes, Inc., LG Electronics, Inc., LG Chem Ltd., LG Display Co., Ltd., Praxair, Inc., 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

  • In Re: Lithium Ion Batteries Antitrust Litigation, MDL No. 02420 U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California
  • Crystallex Int'l Corp. v. Petroleos de Venezuela, S.A., et al., U.S. District Court for the District of Delaware
  • ConocoPhillips Petrozuata B.V., v. Petroleos de Venezuela, S.A., et al., U.S. District Court for the District of Delaware
  • Energy Coal S.p.A. v. CITGO Petroleum Corp., U.S. District Court for the Western District of Louisiana
  • In Re: Cathode Ray Tube (CRT) Antitrust Litigation, MDL No. 1917 Northern District of California
  • 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 Leading Individuals Nationwide - 2017 and "Star" in Illinois 2017

“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 2017) 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 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)

Treble Damage and Class Actions

  • In re: Arizona Dairy Products Litigation, U.S. District Court Northern for the District of Arizona
  • In re: Potash Antitrust Litigation, MDL 272, U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois
  • Montreal Trading Ltd. v. AMAX. Inc., et al., U.S. District Court for the District of New Mexico
  • State of Arkansas v. Borden, Inc., et al., U.S. District Court for the Western District of Arkansas
  • In re: Fine Paper Antitrust Litigation, MDL 323, U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Philadelphia
  • In re: LDPE Antitrust Litigation, U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York
  • Greater Rockford Energy and Technology Corporation, et al. v. Shell Oil Co., et al., U.S. District Court for the Central District of Illinois
  • In re: Florida Dairy Products Antitrust Litigation, U.S. District Court for the Central District of Florida
  • In re: Carbon Dioxide Antitrust Litigation, MDL 940, United States District Court for the Middle District of Florida, Orlando Division
  • In re: Brand Name Drugs Antitrust Litigation, MDL 997, U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois
  • In re: High Fructose Corn Syrup Litigation, MDL 1087, U.S. District Court for the Central District of Illinois
  • In re: Commercial Tissue Litigation, MDL 1189, U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Florida
  • In re: Linerboard Litigation, MDL 1761, U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania
  • Knevelbaard Dairies, a general partnership consisting of John Knevelbaard and Sam Knevelbaard, general partners v. Kraft Foods, Inc. et al., U.S. District Court for the Central District of California, Western Division
  • Ice Cream Liquidation. Inc. v. Land O'Lakes, Inc., et al., U.S. District Court for the District of Connecticut
  • In re: Parcel Tanker Shipping Services Antitrust Litigation, MDL 15568; U.S. District Court for the District of Connecticut
  • MM Global Services. Inc., et al. v. The Dow Chemical Company, et al., U.S. District Court for the District of Connecticut
  • In re: Plastics Additives Antitrust Litigation, MDL 1684, U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania
  • Mittal Steel et al v. Praxair. Inc., U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Ohio
  • In re: TFT-LCD (Flat Panel) Antitrust Litigation, MDL 1827, U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California
  • In re: Refined Petroleum Products Antitrust Litigation, MDL No. 1886, U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Texas
  • In re: Cathode Ray Tube (CRT) Antitrust Litigation, MDL 1917, U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California
  • In re: Processed Eggs Antitrust Litigation, MDL No. 2002, U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania
  • Standard Iron Works v. Arcelor Mittal. et al., U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois
  • Kleen Products, LLC v. Packaging Corporation of America, et al., U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois
  • In re: Dairy Farmers of America, Inc. Cheese Antitrust Litigation, MDL 2031, 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: Optical Disk Drive Products Antitrust Litigation, MDL 2143, U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California
  • Edwards, et al. v. National Milk Producers Federation, et al., U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California
  • First Impressions Salon, Inc. v. National Milk Producers Federation, et al., U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Illinois
  • Winn-Dixie Stores, Inc., et al. v. Southeast Milk, Inc., et al., U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Florida
  • In re: Lithium Ion Batteries Antitrust Litigation, MDL 2420, U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California
  • Frost v. LG Corporation et al., U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California

Grand Juries

  • Grand Jury Investigation of the Arizona Dairy Industry - U.S. District Court for the District of Arizona
  • Grand Jury Investigation of the Potash Industry - U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois
  • Grand Jury Investigation of the Phosphate Industry - U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois
  • Grand Jury Investigation of the Nitrogen Industry - U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois
  • Grand Jury Investigation of the Arkansas Dairy Industry - U.S. District Court for the Western District of Arkansas
  • Grand Jury Investigation of the Fine Paper Industry - U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania
  • Grand Jury Investigation of the Polyethylene Industry - U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York
  • Grand Jury Investigation of the Industrial Gas Industry - U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois
  • Grand Jury Investigation of the Florida Dairy Industry - U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Florida
  • Grand Jury Investigation of the High Fructose Corn Syrup Industry - U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Georgia
  • Grand Jury Investigation of the Graphite Electrodes Industry - U.S. District Court for Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  • Grand Jury Investigation of the Newsprint Industry - U.S. District Court for Washington, D.C.
  • Grand Jury Investigation of Industrial Gas Industry - U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania
  • Grand Jury Investigation of the Eggs Industry - U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania
  • Grand Jury Investigation of the Original Equipment Auto Parts Industry - U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Michigan
  • Grand Jury Investigation of the Fracking Industry - U.S. District Court for the Western District of Michigan
  • Grand Jury Investigation of the Lithium Ion Batteries Industry - U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California

Criminal Cases

  • United States v. Borden, Inc. et al., U.S. District Court for the District of Arizona
  • United States v. International Minerals & Chemicals Corporation, et al., U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois
  • United States v. Borden, Inc., et al., U.S. District Court for the Western District of Arkansas
  • United States v. Borden, Inc., et al., U.S. District Court for the Central District of Florida
  • United States v. LG Chem Ltd., U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California

Civil Investigations

  • Investigation of the Polyethylene Industry, U.S. Department of Justice, Antitrust Division, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  • Investigation of the Petroleum Industry, U.S. Department of Justice, Antitrust Division, Washington, D.C.
  • Investigations of Gasoline Pricing, Federal Trade Commission, Washington, D.C. and numerous State Attorneys General
  • Investigation of Gasoline Pricing, United States Senate, Washington, D.C.
  • Federal Trade Commission Investigation of Petroleum Industry Practices and Pricing