Overview Experience News Intelligence Joanne Lee Molinaro Partner jmolinaro foley.com Download vCard Joanne Molinaro is a partner and a trial lawyer with Foley & Lardner LLP’s Chicago office. She is a member of the firm’s Business Litigation & Dispute Resolution and Bankruptcy & Business Reorganizations Practices. She is also a member of the E-Discovery Industry Team, the Blockchain and Cryptocurrency Task Force, and the Cross-Border Insolvency Team. Joanne is a seasoned trial lawyer, litigating class action, antitrust, and other high stakes lawsuits across multiple industries. In addition to developing a practice managing complex litigation, she possesses expertise in e-discovery obligations under the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure, transactional data (i.e., “Big Data”), privacy and cybersecurity, blockchain technology, and other technological aspects to litigation. She has counseled some of the largest corporations in the world regarding ESI preservation, collection, and production and has assisted with navigating such clients through the challenging and still changing the landscape of electronic discovery in multibillion-dollar litigation. Joanne has provided e-discovery, GDPR, and blockchain training to attorneys and IT professionals, including the Milwaukee chapter of ISACA. Through her representation of clients involved in various commercial disputes, Joanne has also gained significant knowledge and experience in the areas of insurance and reinsurance litigation, products liability, tortious interference, unfair competition, covenants not to compete, liquidated damages clauses, limitation of liability clauses, and indemnification issues. She has successfully represented Fortune 200 companies in confidential arbitrations and mediations and has substantial experience in the identification and engagement of arbitrators, mediators, and other alternate dispute resolution vehicles. In particular, through her work in the insurance/reinsurance industry, Joanne has developed knowledge and experience with working with experts and witnesses in the areas of economics, actuarial mathematics, retrocessional pools, and forensic accounting. Representative Experience Defended manufacturing clients in multiple antitrust class action matters and counseling clients and managing internal investigations of potential antitrust issues Representing and counseling clients in the multiple industries in connection with products liability, contract enforcement, and bankruptcy issues Enforcing confidentiality and non-compete agreements, including pursuing claims for trade secret misappropriation Representing both plaintiffs and defendants in breach of fiduciary duty cases Successfully representing clients in all phases of commercial disputes, ranging from pre-litigation demands, litigation or arbitration of commercial claims and defenses, and negotiation of favorable settlements for clients Recognition Joanne has been selected for inclusion in the 2014 Illinois Super Lawyers–Rising Stars® Edition.* Education J.D., University of Chicago B.A., University of Illinois Admissions and Professional Memberships Joanne is admitted to practice in the Northern District of Illinois the Western District of Wisconsin, and the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit. She is a member of the Illinois Bar, the American Bar Association, the American Bankruptcy Institute, the Chicago Bar Association, the International Women’s Insolvency & Restructuring Confederation (USA), INSOL International, and the Korean American Bar Association. *The Illinois Supreme Court does not recognize certifications of specialties in the practice of law and no award or recognition is a requirement to practice law in Illinois.