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Dean Gramlich


Mr Gramlich began his legal career as a summer associate at Winston & Strawn. After graduating from the University of Illinois College of Law (magna cum laude), he started with Winston's litigation department, working on the Windmere antitrust case with Edward Foote, then head of the firm's litigation department, and partner Kimball Anderson on products liability and federal income tax litigation. Eventually, he came under the tutelage of partners Neal Wolf and Micheal O'Rourke and joined the firm's bankruptcy department.

Since that time he has focused his practice on bankruptcy law, corporate reorganizations, creditors' rights and commercial litigation (primarily in bankruptcy court). He became a member of the trial bar of the Northern District of Illinois and am also a member of the Seventh Circuit bar. Mr Gramlich authored or co-authored articles on topics from lender liability to the structure of the Chinese banking system and the bankruptcy treatment of derivatives. He's acted as a reporter to the ABA Subcommittee on Lender Liability and, with Philadelphia banking attorney John Culhane, drafted a model lender liability statute of frauds. He was recognized as an Illinois Super Lawyer in 2007 and 2009.


Bachelor of Arts, University of Illinois

Juris Doctor, University of Illinois College of Law

Bar Admissions

Illinois Supreme Court
Bar of the State of Illinois

U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois

U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit

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