Tom Campbell is Senior Counsel in the Chicago office of Baker & McKenzie LLP where he focuses on the trial of antitrust actions and business disputes. He has more than 30 years of experience trying cases involving a wide variety of industries. He has successfully defended a number of mergers challenged by the Federal Trade Commission and regularly handles class actions seeking treble damage representing both plaintiffs and defendants. Mr. Campbell has also argued numerous appeals in the federal appellate courts. He is the author of a number of articles in legal journals on the application of the antitrust laws to the health care industry and a frequent speaker at conferences exploring recent antitrust developments.
In addition to maintaining an active legal practice, Mr. Campbell has always nurtured a thirst for Illinois history, especially the trials and tribulations of Chicago’s abolitionists who ran the Underground Railroad and helped Lincoln to be elected. He is the author of Fighting Slavery in Chicago – Abolitionists, the Law of Slavery, and Lincoln, a book that explores the fact that before the Civil War, Illinois had a form of slavery, that the courts of Illinois were called upon to decide cases involving the rights of slaves and slave owners, and that Lincoln, who had an active law practice for twentythree years before becoming President, encountered slavery as a practicing lawyer.
Mr. Campbell received his undergraduate degree from Dartmouth College and his law degree from Cornell University.