Valued for his dedication, tenacity and wise counsel, Lindsey D. G. Dates provides targeted guidance to U.S. and global clients across the spectrum of commercial litigation matters, including breach of contract, class action, business tort, labor and employment, product liability, intellectual property, antitrust, real estate, and bankruptcy.
Lindsey represents U.S. clients in high-stakes litigation matters in forums across the country, as well as global clients in U.S. federal and state courts. In particular, he has significant experience representing companies that conduct business in China, Hong Kong, and Taiwan.
Lindsey focuses on complex breach of contract cases and large-scale litigation matters that require extremely aggressive case strategies and coordination between and among numerous parties in multiple jurisdictions. Clients also call on Lindsey to provide general counseling services and leadership with respect to implementing preventative measures and resolving disputes using alternative methods.
The National Law Journal has named Lindsey to its exclusive list of Chicago Rising Stars. Lindsey has also been named to the Chicago Daily Law Bulletin/Chicago Lawyer's prestigious 40 Under 40 list.
Lindsey earned his J.D., with honors, from the University of Illinois College of Law, where he was a Lincoln Scholar and a recipient of the Rickert Award for Excellence in Public Service. Prior to law school, Lindsey enrolled at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign at the age of 16; earned two Bachelor Degrees as a triple major student (Rhetoric (Technical Writing), Speech Communications, and Political Science); and received multiple honors, including induction into the University of Illinois Senior 100 Honorary.
Active in the community, Lindsey is currently the Chair of The Chicago Committee, an organization that seeks racial and ethnic diversity in the legal profession. He also created and currently serves as the chair of the Don Hubert Scholars Program, a program featured in a Chicago Lawyer Magazine cover story, and the director of community outreach for the Mentor Teacher Brother Center located in Chicago's Roseland community. Lindsey has also served on the board of directors for the University of Illinois College of Law Alumni Association, as a co-chair of the Cabrini Green Legal Aid Young Professionals Board, and as an associate board member of the Chicago Committee On Minorities In Large Law Firms.