Lawrence Desideri

Adjunct Professor


Larry Desideri serves on Winston & Strawn LLP’s Executive Committee and serves as chair of the firm’s Chicago Litigation Department. Desideri concentrates his trial practice on commercial litigation, arbitration, and white-collar criminal defense.

He has represented a variety of corporations in courts throughout the United States, and is a veteran of litigation matters involving a wide range of issues, including Uniform Commercial Code (UCC) and contract disputes, antitrust/price fixing, and fraud actions.

He received a BS, summa cum laude, from Northern Illinois University in 1980. Desideri received a JD, summa cum laude, from the University of Illinois College of Law in 1983, where he was topics editor of the University of Illinois Law Review and was awarded the Rickert Scholarships for Academic Excellence and Excellence in Legal Writing.

Firm bio


JD University of Illinois
BS Northern Illinois University



Law 793: Advanced Trial Advocacy and Professional Responsibility