LAW OFFICES OF LUKA S. MISETIC

207 East Ohio, #217
Chicago, IL 60611
USA
(+1)(312) 224-8284 (telephone)
(+1)(312) 268-6213
(facsimile)

 

E-mail: Luka.Misetic@Misetic-Law.com  

Luka Misetic represents clients in state, federal and international litigation, including commercial, civil, white-collar criminal and international criminal cases. In business litigation, Mr. Misetic represents corporations and partnerships, as well as their directors, officers and partners in breach of contract and fiduciary duty claims, regulatory matters, trade secrets claims, fraud and negligence suits, and a variety of other claims.

In the white-collar criminal and corporate internal investigations areas, Mr. Misetic represents corporations and individuals in securities fraud cases, SEC investigations and civil enforcement proceedings, as well as SEC enforcement actions brought under the Sarbanes-Oxley Act.

 

Mr. Misetic's practice includes representation of individuals accused of violations of international humanitarian law. He received international attention as lead defense counsel for a Bosnian Croat before the International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia in The Hague, Netherlands. The case was featured in an article appearing in the New York Times. Mr. Misetic was the youngest attorney ever to defend a case before an international criminal tribunal, and was profiled in "The Young Lawyers: Misetic Tackles War Crimes Case," in the Chicago Lawyer, March 1999. 


He currently represents Croatian General Ante Gotovina, indicted by the International Criminal Tribunal for leading a military operation in 1995 known as "Operation Storm." 



Education

Notre Dame Law School (J.D., cum laude, 1996).  (Received the Dean's Award for excellence in the study of International Law).

 

Northwestern University (B.A. in political science, with departmental honors, 1992)

 

Admissions/Qualifications

Illinois State Bar, 1996

US District Court Northern District of Illinois 1996

International Criminal Tribunal for former Yugoslavia, The Hague, Netherlands, 1997

 

Professional Memberships and Affiliations

Chicago Bar Association

Association of Defence Counsel before the ICTY

Illinois State Bar Association

 

Representative Matters:

           Recovered more than $5,000,000 on behalf of elderly widow who had been defrauded by her financial advisor.

 

          Served as Lead Defense Counsel in representation of  Bosnian Croat Anto Furundzija before the International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia in The Hague, Netherlands. [Case highlighted in, "Landmark Bosnia Rape Trial: A Legal Morass," The New York Times, July 29, 1998].  

 

           In international business litigation, represented the former Soviet republic of Tadjikistan in defense of breach of contract action, defended a large U.S. contractor in a case alleging violations of the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act in Russia, and protected the intellectual property rights of a Caribbean medical school in copyright infringement case against Caribbean competitor.

 

           In the white-collar criminal and corporate internal investigations areas, represented corporations and individuals in RICO, mail fraud and bank fraud cases, securities fraud cases, SEC investigations and civil enforcement proceedings, as well as SEC enforcement actions brought under the Sarbanes-Oxley Act.

 

           As an appellate practitioner, briefed and argued cases in a broad range of substantive areas of law, including both criminal and civil cases.  Successfully affirmed lower court verdicts and obtained reversals of lower court orders, including a denial of a preliminary injunction in a multi-million dollar dispute over a public works contract. [Case highlighted in, "Avoidable Lawsuits Mean Enormous Costs for Evanston," The Daily Northwestern, October 29, 2001.  Opinion found at: http://www.state.il.us/court/Opinions/AppellateCourt/2002/1stDistrict/June/Html/1014147.htm].