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Shorge K. Sato is an experienced litigator whose practice has touched upon many aspects of the ongoing global financial crisis.  His litigation capabilities are exemplified by the wide variety of litigation roles in which he has served: 

  • Crisis Litigation:  Mr. Sato has assisted clients in need of "crisis litigation" services to obtain or respond to injunctive or other provisional, prejudgment relief, or in response to subpoenas issued by the government in federal criminal and civil actions.

  • Commercial Litigation:  Mr. Sato has represented a wide range of businesses, entities, and individuals in general business litigation and in their defense against class action lawsuits, government investigations, third-party litigation, product liability, and personal injury lawsuits.   

  • Forensic Litigation:  Mr. Sato has experience with client-driven investigation and litigation of possible instances of internal and external fraud, illegality, business tort, and breach of contract. 

  • Trial & Appellate Litigation:  Mr. Sato has appeared before tribunals across the country on dispositive motions and in trial and trial-like proceedings.  Mr. Sato also has represented clients in state and federal appellate proceedings, and has argued before the Seventh Circuit.

Mr. Sato graduated from New York University School of Law in 2002, where he served as an Editor-in-Chief for the Environmental Law Journal.  While in law school, Mr. Sato externed for the Office of the United States Attorney for the Eastern District of New York and for the New York State Attorney General's Office.   Mr. Sato earned his B.A. in Economics and Political Science from Northwestern University in 1998.  Mr. Sato is admitted to practice in both state and federal courts in Illinois.


Practice areas


  1. Construction: 35%
    11 years, 15 cases
  2. Appeals: 15%
    10 years, 7 cases
  3. Real Estate: 15%
    12 years, 12 cases
  4. Consumer Protection: 15%
    10 years, 6 cases
  5. Other: 20%
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Contact info

Brown, Udell, Pomerantz & Delrahim Ltd.

1332 N. Halsted Street
Suite 100
Chicago, IL, 60642-2637


ILActive And Authorized To Practice Law200205/17/2016
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
"Petition to Watch"Scotusblog.com2007
Petition of Public InterestPublic Citizen - Alan Morrison Supreme Court Assistance Project2007
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
Senior AssociateBrown Udell Pomerantz & Delrahim Ltd.2010 - Present
Litigation CounselJenner & Block LLP2006 - 2010
AssociateJenner & Block LLP2006 - 2010
AssociateStein, Ray & Harris LLP2005 - 2006
AssociateLatham & Watkins2002 - 2004
Association namePosition nameDuration
Illinois State Bar AssociationN/A2003 - Present
Chicago Bar AssociationMember2002 - Present
Publication nameTitleDate
Lehman Brothers Examiner's ReportUnreasonably Small Capital2010
Bloomberg Law ReportsWhat is the Jurisdictional Significance of Extraterritoriality? Three Irreconcilable Federal Court Decisions2009
RICO: A Guide to Civil RICO Litigation in Federal CourtPattern of Racketeering2009
Illinois Institute for Continuing Legal EducationPost-Trial Motions In Federal Criminal Practice2008
ABA Forum on the Construction IndustryAdvanced Analysis of Construction Contract Risk-Shifting Provisions: Is Indemnity Still Relevant?2006
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
New York University School of LawN/AJD - Juris Doctor2002
Northwestern UniversityEconomics and Political ScienceBA - Bachelor of Arts1998
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Construction Claims in IllinoisWhat To Do When Construction Projects Go Bad In Illinois: AIA Contract Documents2009