Joined Firm in 2023
Ivan approaches the practice of law with diligence and an intellectually rigorous work ethic forged during his years as a Scientific Associate at the Genomics Institute of the Novartis Research Foundation.
- Served as National Coordinating Counsel for a Fortune 500 company
- Adjunct Professor of Law, Loyola University Chicago School of Law (Fall 2020)
- Appellate Lawyers Association Moot Court Competition, National Champion
Attorney in Chicago, IL
Ivan has extensive experience in all stages of litigation, including depositions, discovery responses, drafting motions, and preparing witnesses. He has represented product manufacturers, petrochemical companies, and pharmaceutical companies and served as National Counsel for a Fortune 500 company, taking responsibility for identifying defense strategies and monitoring local counsel. As an Associate working out of the firm's Chicago office, Ivan practices in several areas of litigation, including civil rights litigation/Section 1983, casualty/tort litigation, employment & labor, product liability, toxic torts & asbestos, and Workers' Compensation.
Before joining Heyl Royster, Ivan was an Associate attorney at several distinguished Chicago law firms. He served as a judicial extern for the Honorable Virginia M. Kendall of the Northern District of Illinois and the Honorable Nathaniel R. Howse, Jr. of the Illinois Appellate Court, First District.
Ivan received his J.D. at Loyola University Chicago School of Law, earning Dean's List honors and certificates in both Trial Advocacy and Health Law. He was extensively involved in Loyola's nationally renowned Moot Court Program, where he served on the Honors Appellate Advocacy Moot Court Executive Board as Publicity Director. He currently serves on the Alumni Board of Governors for Loyola University Chicago School of Law.
J.D., Loyola University Chicago School of Law
B.A., Wabash College
Licensure(s) and Admission(s)
State Courts of Illinois
United States District Court for the Northern District of Illinois
American Bar Association
Black Men Lawyers’ Association
Loyola University of Chicago School of Law Alumni Board of Governors
Loyola University of Chicago School of Law Mentor
- Appellate Lawyers Association Moot Court Competition, National Champion, First Place Brief
- Honors Appellate Advocacy Moot Court Executive Board, Publicity Director
- National Moot Court in Child Welfare and Adoption Law, Semi-Finalist, First Place Brief