Michael J. Kraft

Associate

Chicago

(312) 382-3145

(312) 382-8910

Recent Publication:

Preparing For Enhanced Enforcement Under Calif. 'Mini-CFPB' [Law360]

Brett Watson and Michael Kraft published an article to Law360 highlighting certain key provisions of the CCFPL and discussing what the CCFPL might mean for practitioners, the pros and cons of the new legislation, the challenges presented by the CCFPL, and how financial services providers should prepare themselves for anticipated aggressive enforcement procedures.

Mike is a litigator who represents businesses in a diverse range of industries including security, health care, insurance, staffing, gaming, building services, and manufacturing. He has experience defending breach of contract and employment lawsuits, advocating on appeal, navigating bid protests, and challenging legislation in federal court. In addition to his business litigation work, Mike also represents creditors in bankruptcy matters, insurance companies in complex coverage actions, and corporate defendants in toxic tort litigation.

Mike is also active in the firm’s pro bono efforts. He represents transgender clients in name change proceedings and has advised veterans’ groups regarding benefit and decoration eligibility for wounded service members.

Mike earned his undergraduate degree from Yale University and his law degree from Loyola University Chicago School of Law, where he graduated magna cum laude as the first-ranked student in Loyola’s part-time JD program. While in law school, Mike served as the Executive Editor, Lead Articles of the Loyola University Chicago Law Journal and advised not-for-profit and emerging business entities as a student clinician in Loyola’s Business Law Clinic.

 

Publications

Preparing For Enhanced Enforcement Under Calif. 'Mini-CFPB' [Law360]

September 28, 2020

Brett Watson and Michael Kraft published an article to Law360 highlighting certain key provisions of the CCFPL and discussing what the CCFPL might mean for practitioners, the pros and cons of the new legislation, the challenges presented by the CCFPL, and how financial services providers should prepare themselves for anticipated aggressive enforcement procedures.

Education

  • Loyola University Chicago School of Law, J.D., 2018
  • Yale University, B.A., 2010
  • Illinois
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit
  • U.S. District Court -- Northern District of Illinois