Uri Abt is a litigation specialist with experience in a broad array of complex disputes. Prior to joining Tabet DiVito & Rothstein in 2014, Mr. Abt served as an Assistant Corporation Counsel in the New York City Law Department’s Special Federal Litigation Division. While there, he represented the City of New York in lawsuits presenting federal constitutional questions and was recognized with the Division Chief Award. Since joining Tabet DiVito & Rothstein, Mr. Abt has litigated and arbitrated high-stakes commercial disputes involving, among other things, complex contracts, corporate governance, and intellectual property (including patents). Mr. Abt has appeared before the state and federal courts of Illinois and New York and also has significant experience before the state and federal appellate courts of Illinois and the Federal Circuit.
Mr. Abt is co-author with John M. Fitzgerald of a regular column appearing in the Chicago Daily Law Bulletin called “The Bottom Line,” which explores recent developments in commercial litigation. He is also the founder and a frequent contributor to thechicagolitigationblog.com.
Mr. Abt graduated, magna cum laude, from the University of Notre Dame Law School in 2011. He was an Executive Editor of the Journal of College and University Law and received the Dean Konop Legal Aid Award for his work as a member of the Notre Dame Legal Aid Clinic’s Economic Justice Project. His 2011 article, Constitutional Academic Freedom and Anti-Affirmative Action Laws, was published in the Journal of College and University Law and has since been cited in a leading higher education law treatise. Before law school, Mr. Abt graduated from Johns Hopkins University’s Peabody Institute of Music and performed as a professional violinist.
Mr. Abt is licensed to practice in Illinois, New York, and the federal district courts of the Northern District of Illinois, the Southern District of New York, and the Eastern District of New York. He is a member of the American Bar Association and the Chicago Bar Association.