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Roger A. Lewis


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  • Defending a national bank against UCC and tort claims arising from a $50 million – plus fraud perpetrated on the bank’s municipal account holder by its fiduciary.
  • Prosecuting and successfully resolving complex intercreditor claims on behalf of a national bank against co-lenders in a multi-tranche, commercial real estate loan facility.
  • Representing the owner of nuclear power plants in property tax hearings in the Illinois Property Tax Appeal Board and in several collar counties near Chicago.
  • Securing emergency injunctions against deposed board member after lender client exercised its stock pledge and proxy rights in defaulted borrowers, ultimately resulting in payment in full to the client.  As lenders increasingly use all of the tools in their toolbox to exercise their rights in collateral, Mr. Lewis’ practice is on the cutting edge of validating and securing those rights in court.
  • Defending numerous consumer class actions, including class actions asserting violations arising out of banking activities, to successful resolutions, including outright dismissal, summary judgment, and nominal, individual settlements.
  • Prosecuting commercial foreclosure matters, including suits against guarantors, to judgment and sale.
  • Defending a large commercial lending client against multi-million dollar lender liability claims, and achieving a substantial judgment against the guarantor plaintiff.
  • Achieving judgment in various contested intercreditor disputes involving substantial borrower assets.
  • Protecting successful trial court ruling in bank vs. bank litigation involving check fraud through argument and decision from the 7th Circuit Court of Appeals.



  • Harvard University, JD, 1995

    cum laude

  • Stanford University, B.A., 1992


  • Illinois
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit
  • U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois

Professional Activities

  • Member, Chicago Bar Association
  • Member, Illinois State Bar Association