hpietrkowski@reedsmith.com

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Henry is a member of the Financial Industry Group, practicing in the area of Financial Services Litigation. Henry focuses his practice on high-stakes consumer class action defense work for a wide variety of industries, including life insurance, financial services and pharmaceutical companies. He has successfully represented major insurance companies in individual and class action lawsuits involving alleged vanishing premiums, annuity interest crediting rates and various other types of consumer market conduct litigation. He also has significant experience defending “blast fax,” autodialer and text messaging class actions under the Telephone Consumer Protection Act for clients across the United States and in the United Kingdom and Canada.

Awards & Recognition

  • Recognized as an Illinois “Super Lawyer” in the Class Action category based on a poll of practicing Illinois attorneys, 2006-2008, 2013-2015

Credentials

  • Chicago-Kent College of Law, Illinois Institute of Technology, 1995, J.D., with high honors, Order of the Coif; Notes and Comments Editor, Chicago-Kent Law Review
  • Northwestern University, 1992, B.A.

  • State Supreme Court - Illinois
  • U.S. Court of Appeals - Seventh Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Appeals - Eleventh Circuit
  • U.S. District Court - Northern District of Illinois
  • U.S. District Court - Central District of Illinois
  • U.S. District Court - Eastern District of Wisconsin
  • U.S. Tax Court

  • Honorable Joe B. McDade, U.S. District Court - Central District of Illinois