Aaron Zigler is a partner at Korein Tillery where he frequently represents consumers, whistle-blowers and investors as plaintiffs in high-stakes litigation and appeals. Aaron is an accomplished writer and an active member of the American Society of Legal Writers. Prior to his legal career, Aaron worked in computer security for a Fortune 500 company and continued his interest in computer technology in law school by concentrating his studies in that area. Aaron began his legal career as a law clerk with Korein Tillery in 2000 as he attended St. Louis University School of Law. He joined the firm as an attorney upon his graduation from law school and became a partner on January 1, 2010.
Aaron has considerable experience in all aspects of the prosecution of complex litigation. He has been involved in the briefing and presentation of numerous successful class certification motions and has handled cases before the Judicial Panel for Multidistrict Litigation, including successfully arguing for transfer (e.g., In re: Google Inc. St. View Elec. Commc’ns Litig., 733 F. Supp. 2d 1381 (J.P.M.L. 2010) (on brief)) and defeating motions to transfer (e.g., In re: Facebook Use of Name & Likeness Litig., 816 F.Supp.2d 1380 (J.P.M.L. 2011) (argued)).
Aaron routinely bears the principal responsibility for the briefing and argument of dispositive and jurisdictional motions in a wide variety of complex cases. He also has extensive appellate experience, having been responsible for briefing and arguing such appeals as: United States ex rel. Garbe v. Kmart Corp., 824 F.3d 632 (7th Cir. 2016); Holiday Shores Sanitary Dist. v. Syngenta Crop Prot., Inc., No. 111881 (Ill. Sept. 28, 2011); Carr v. Gateway, Inc., 944 N.E.2d 327 (Ill. Feb. 3, 2011) (argued); Holiday Shores Sanitary Dist. v. Syngenta Crop Prot., Inc., No. 05-10-0549 (Ill. App. Jan 13, 2011); Carr v. Gateway Inc., 918 N.E.2d 598 (Ill. App. Ct. 2009) (argued); Lott v. Pfizer Inc., No. 5-08-235 (Ill. App. Oct. 21, 2008); Travis v. Allstate Ins. Co., No. 5-08-110 (Ill. App. Apr. 10, 2008); Baldwin v. Mendelsohn, No. 104487 (Ill.2007); Hoormann v. Smithkline Beecham Corp., No. 5-07-0033 (Ill. App. 2007); Lott v. Pfizer Inc., 492 F.3d 789 (7th Cir. 2007) (argued); Hoormann v. Smithkline Beecham Corp., No. 5-06-0624 (Ill. App. 2006); Barbara’s Sales, Inc. v. Intel Corp., 857 N.E.2d 717 (Ill. App. 2006); Hubbert v. Dell Corp., 835 N.E.2d 113 (Ill. App. 2005); and Pfizer Inc. v. Lott, 417 F.3d 725 (7th Cir. 2005).
Aaron’s successes in the courtroom have been featured by the St. Louis Post-Dispatch (“Lawyer a Victor in Class Actions, Says He Fights For Little Guy,” St. Louis Post-Dispatch, June 29, 2008), by The American Lawyer (King & Spalding Lawyer Stirs State Judge’s Ire, 1 Am. Law., Jan. 2007, at 50) and the National Law Journal (e.g., The Plaintiffs’ Hot List, 30 Nat’l L.J., Nov. 22, 2007, at S7).
In re Foreign Exch. Benchmark Rates Antitrust Litig., 74 F. Supp. 3d 581 (S.D.N.Y. 2015)
Axiom Investment Advisors, LLC, v. Deutsche Bank AG, No. 15 Civ. 9945 (LGS) (S.D.N.Y.)
In re Interest Rate Swaps Antitrust Litig., No. 1:16-md-02704 (S.D.N.Y.)
Senne v. Office of the Comm’r of Baseball, No. 14-CV-00608-JCS, 2015 WL 6152476, (N.D. Cal. Oct. 20 2015)
United States ex rel. Takemoto v. The Hartford Fin. Servs. Grp., Inc., 157 F. Supp. 3d 273 (W.D.N.Y. 2016)
United States ex. rel. Garbe v. Kmart Corp., 73 F. Supp. 3d 1002 (S.D. Ill. 2014)
United States ex rel. Tracy Conroy v. Select Medical Corp., No. 3:12-cv-00051-RLY-DML (S.D. Ind.)
City of Greenville v. Syngenta Crop Prot., Inc., 904 F. Supp. 2d 902 (S.D. Ill. 2012)
Johnson v. Allstate Ins. Co., 2009 WL 3230157 (S.D. Ill. Sept. 30, 2009)
Hoormann v. SmithKline Beecham Corp., 2007 WL 1591510 (Ill. Cir. Ct. May 17, 2007)
Graham v. Shell Oil Co., 2006 WL 1004725 (S.D.N.Y. Apr. 17, 2006)
Barbara’s Sales, Inc. v. Intel Corp., 857 N.E.2d 717 (Ill. App. Ct. 2006)
Hubbert v. Dell Corp., 835 N.E.2d 113 (Ill. App. Ct. 2005)
Pfizer Inc. v. Lott, 417 F.3d 725 (7th Cir. 2005)
Turner v. R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Co., 00-L-113 (Ill. Cir. Nov. 14, 2001)
Howard v. Brown & Williamson Tobacco Co., 2001 WL 1910779 (Ill. Cir. Dec. 18, 2001)
Parker v. Sears, Roebuck & Co., 04-L-716 (Ill. Cir. Feb. 7, 2007)
Barbara’s Sales Inc. v. Intel Corp., 2004 WL 5723558 (Ill. Cir. July 12, 2004)
Prather v. Pfizer Inc., 02-L-480 (Ill. Cir. Mar. 2, 2004).
Areas of Practice
- Securities Litigation
- Commercial Litigation
- Whistleblower / Qui Tam
- Environmental Law
- Unfair Competition
- Consumer Protection
- U.S. District Court Southern District of Illinois
- U.S. District Court Eastern District of Missouri
- U.S. District Court Northern District of Illinois
- U.S. Court of Appeals 2d Circuit
- U.S. Court of Appeals 7th Circuit
- U.S. Court of Appeals 9th Circuit
- Saint Louis University School of Law, St. Louis, Missouri
Honors and Awards
- Martindale-Hubbell AV® Preeminent™ peer rating
- 2011 – 2013 Super Lawyers® “Rising Star”