GABRIEL SCHONFELD represents individuals and corporations in all phases of litigation, focusing especially on appeals and critical motions, as well as counseling clients on how novel legal issues may affect their businesses.
Gabe’s recent matters include:
Appellate and Trial-Court Litigation
- Representing a leading medical device manufacturer in defending numerous suits in federal and state trial courts and on appeal
- Representing a major telecommunications service provider in multiple qui tam suits arising out of federal spectrum auctions
- Representing a leading manufacturer of telecommunications equipment in interlocking criminal and civil proceedings
Counseling and Advice
- Advising a technology start-up on the potential application of anti-hacking statutes and unfair competition law to their innovative business model
- Advising a major corporation on law applicable to use of creative techniques in a sensitive internal investigation
Pro Bono Representations
- Representing the respondents in United States v. Davis, 139 S. Ct. 2319 (2019), a successful due process challenge to a federal gun-possession statute
- Representing the petitioner in Kahler v. Kansas, 140 S. Ct. 1021 (2020), a constitutional challenge to Kansas’s abolition of the insanity defense
- Representing the jurors in a high-profile criminal case, raising privacy challenge to the public release of their juror questionnaires
- Representing, in a § 1983 action, a journalist blinded by police while covering protests against police brutality
Before coming to Sidley, Gabe served as a law clerk to Judge Thomas M. Hardiman of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit and Judge Edward R. Korman of the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of New York. Gabe earned his J.D., magna cum laude, from the Northwestern University School of Law, where he was an articles editor of the Northwestern University Law Review.