PIB Law Names Robert J. Emanuel Managing Partner of New Chicago Office

CHICAGO, IL, July 21, 2014 – PIB Law has named Robert J. Emanuel as the Managing Partner of its new Chicago office.  Mr. Emanuel is an accomplished litigator and counselor to financial institutions on compliance matters.  He has been recognized by the Leading Lawyers Network as a Top Lawyer in Illinois in the areas of Banking & Financial Institutions Law and Creditors' Rights/Commercial Collections Law.

"Bob is a seasoned, highly respected legal advisor with an enviable track record of success in helping financial institutions avoid litigation and prevail when cases do go to trial," said Jim Berg, firm co-founder.  "We are delighted to have him lead our expansion into Chicago and enhance our firm's existing expertise in consumer financial services law."

Mr. Emanuel is a member of the Board of Directors of the Illinois Mortgage Bankers Association (IMBA), where he sits on the Executive Committee and serves as Co-Chair of the Legal Issues and Regulatory Compliance Committee.  In 2012, he received the IMBA's President's Award in recognition of his legislative advocacy on behalf of the organization's members along with the IMBA's Best in the Business Award.

Mr. Emanuel received his undergraduate degree from the University of Iowa and his J.D. from Chicago-Kent College of Law.  Prior to attending law school, he worked for the United States Department of Justice and was a recipient of the Department's Special Achievement Award during his tenure.

Mr. Emanuel is admitted to practice in Illinois and before the United States District Courts for the Northern District of Illinois, the Northern District of Indiana, the Western District of Michigan and the Western District of Wisconsin.  He has also been specially admitted to practice in Florida, California and numerous other states.

The office is located at 2 N. LaSalle Street in the heart of Chicago's financial and legal district.  The Firm also has offices in Philadelphia, New York and New Jersey.

PIB Law represents a wide array of corporate clients, including Fortune 500 companies, national banks, retailers, reinsurers, insurers, mortgage lenders and financial services companies.  Its practice areas include mortgage banking, bankruptcy, commercial litigation, securities litigation, employment litigation and counseling, reinsurance, insurance, regulatory consulting, regulatory enforcement, consumer finance, fair lending and corporate transactional matters.

The firm has more than 35 attorneys, and was ranked by the New Jersey Law Journal among the top five large New Jersey law firms in terms of hiring in 2012 and 2013.  In March 2014, the firm was named one of the 2014 Best Places to Work by NJBIZ.


Practice Areas
  • Mortgage Banking
  • Bankruptcy
  • Reinsurance / Insurance
  • Repurchase Solutions / Mortgage Fraud
  • Consumer Finance
  • Fair Lending
  • Commercial Litigation
  • Corporate Matters
  • Regulatory & Supervisory Matters
  • General Counsel
  • Design Professionals
  • Intellectual Property