CURRICULUM VITAE

CURRENT OCCUPATION:

MAGISTRATE JUDGE - United States District Court for the Northern District of Illinois 

PRIOR PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE:

Prior to appointment to the federal bench on March 1, 1996, Judge Denlow was actively engaged for 24 years as a trial and appellate lawyer in complex commercial litigation. In addition, he was involved in the field of alternative dispute resolution as an arbitrator and mediator for over 10 years.

Dardick & Denlow - Partner, 1984 - 1993

Sachnoff & Weaver, Ltd. - Partner, 1979 - 1984, Of Counsel, 1993 - 1996

Jams/Endispute - Director of Professional Services for Chicago Regional Office, 1995 - 1996

Rosenthal & Schanfield - Associate, 1977 - 1979

D'Ancona & Pflaum - Law Clerk and Associate 1971 - 1977

TEACHING EXPERIENCE:

Federal Judicial Center - Instructor - Mediation for Judges. 2000 to present.

Northwestern University School of Law - Adjunct Professor in Trial Advocacy. 1990-1991.

Loyola University School of Law - Senior Lecturer in Law. 1983-1995.

National Institute for Trial Advocacy - Faculty, 1988-1998.

Lecturer - American Bar Association, Illinois State Bar Association, Chicago Bar Association, Seventh Circuit Bar Association, Federal Bar Association, Decalogue Society, Northwestern University Corporation Counsel Institute, National Employment Lawyers Association,  American Intellectual Property Law Association, National Association of College and University Attorneys, and ALI-ABA.

EDUCATION:

Washington University, A.B. Economics, 1969, cum laude

Northwestern University School of Law, 1972, Order of the Coif, cum laude

RECENT PUBLICATIONS:

Breaking Impasses in Judicial Settlement Conferences: Seven(more) Techniques for Resolution, published in Court Review, The Journal of the American Judges Association, 2011, volume 46 at p. 130.

Should You Consent to the Magistrate Judge? Absolutely, and Here's Why., published in the Winter 2011 issue of Litigation, The Journal of the Section of Litigation of the American Bar Association, Vol. 37 No. 2 at p. 3.

Settlement Conference Techniques: Caucus Do's and Don'ts, published in the Spring 2010 issue of the Judges' Journal of the American Bar Association, volume 49 at p. 21.

Making Full Use of the Court: Come to Settle First, Litigate Second, published in the Fall 2008 issue of Litigation, the Journal of the Section of Litigation of the American Bar Association at p. 28.

Substantial Evidence Review In Social Security Cases as an Issue of Fact, published in the 2007 Federal Courts Law Review at p. 99.

What's an Attorney to Do? Ensuring Federal Jurisdiction Over Settlement Agreements in Light of Recent Seventh Circuit Cases, condensed version published in the May 2007 edition of The Circuit Rider: The Journal of the Seventh Circuit Bar Association at p. 24. The full version of the article is available by the above link and on the Seventh Circuit Bar Association's website.

Settlement Conference Techniques: A Judge's Opening Statement, published in the Spring 2006 edition of the Judges' Journal of the American Bar Association, volume 45 at p. 23.

Judicial Settlement Databases: Development and Uses, published in the Winter 2004 edition of the Judges' Journal of the American Bar Association, volume 43 at p. 19.

Concluding a Successful Settlement Conference: It Ain't Over Till It's Over, published in the Fall 2002 issue of Court Review, The Journal of the American Judges Association, volume 39 at p. 14. 

The Motion For a Preliminary Injunction: Time For a Uniform Federal Standard, published in the Summer 2003 issue of The Review of Litigation, 22 Rev. Litig. 495, a University of Texas Publication. 

Federal Jurisdiction in the Enforcement of Settlement Agreements: Kokkonen Revisited published at
2003 Fed. Cts. L. Rev. 2. 

Preliminary Injunctions: Look Before You Leap, published in the Summer 2002 issue of Litigation, the Journal of the Section of Litigation of the American Bar Association at p. 8.

What’s the Measure of Judicial Excellence, co-author, published in the October 2002 issue of the Illinois Bar Journal, vol. 90 at p. 516.

Effective Mediation Advocacy: Perspectives Around the Mediation Table, co-author, published as Chapter 4 of the 2001 edition of the Alternative Dispute Resolution Practice Handbook by the Illinois Institute of Continuing Legal Education.

Breaking Impasses in Settlement Conferences: Five Techniques for Resolution, published in the Fall 2000 edition of The Judges’ Journal of the American Bar Association at p. 4.

Settlement Conference Tips for Judges (with a form and a list of things lawyers should not do), published in the May, 2002 issue of The Practical Litigator at p. 19.

Justice Should Emphasize People, Not Paper, published in the September-October, 1999 issue of Judicature, The Journal of the American Judicature Society, vol. 83 at p. 50.

Trial on the Papers: An Alternative to Cross Motions for Summary Judgment, published in the August, 1999 issue of The Federal Lawyer, vol. 46 at p. 30.

Summary Judgment: Boon or Burden, published in the Summer 1998 issue of The Judges' Journal of the American Bar Association at p. 26.

Mediation of Commercial Disputes: A Useful Tool for Trial Lawyers and Their Clients, published in the September, 1995 issue of the Chicago Bar Record at p. 30 and the October-December, 1995 issue of the Dispute Resolution Journal of the American Arbitration Association at page 79.

Steps to an Effective Settlement Conference: Before You Come to the Table, published in the Fall 1997 issue of the ABA Pretrial Practice & Discovery Newsletter at p. 3.

Steps to an Effective Settlement Conference: At the Table, published in the Winter 1998 issue of the ABA Practice & Discovery Newsletter at p. 3.

My Rookie Year on the Bench, published in the September, 1997 issue of the CBA Record at p. 62.

ADMITTED TO PRACTICE:

United States Supreme Court - 1989

Illinois Supreme Court - 1972

Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals - 1973

United States District Court for the Northern District of Illinois - 1973

OTHER PROFESSIONAL ACTIVITIES:

- Presiding Magistrate Judge, U. S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois (2004-2008)

- Committee on the Administration of the Magistrate Judges System of the Judicial Conference

- Resolution Systems Institute - Chairman of Executive Committee

- Jewish Judges Association of Illinois, Vice President

- Federal Bar Association, Board of Directors

- Member of American, Illinois, Decalogue and Chicago Bar Associations

- Chicago Lincoln Inn of Court

- J. L. Kellogg Graduate School of Management Dispute Resolution Research Center - Member of Advisory Committee

- Chicago Bar Foundation - Board of Directors