Gretchen M. Wolf

Gretchen M. Wolf

Partner, Litigation; White Collar Defense and Investigations
Gretchen Wolf represents a wide variety of clients in complex regulatory investigations, enforcement matters and civil litigation. She has extensive experience managing multijurisdiction and cross-border matters with investigation and litigation components and regularly assists clients in navigating related discovery issues.


Ms. Wolf has represented corporations and individuals in many regulatory and government enforcement investigation matters, including enforcement matters before the DOJ, SEC, CFTC and state attorneys general. She has assisted boards and audit committees in conducting internal investigations of potential accounting irregularities, improper business practices and corporate governance issues. She also has experience advising on cross-border investigations, and has counseled clients on transaction due diligence, compliance matters and employee training, particularly related to the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act. Additionally, she advises clients on a variety of ESG-related issues.

Ms. Wolf has represented companies and their officers and directors in a variety of litigation, including cases involving issues of complex accounting, antitrust, securities, consumer fraud, corporate transactions, product liability and other commercial matters.

Representative clients include CME Group; JPMorgan Chase, & Co.; CF Industries; and Purdue Pharma, L.P.

Ms. Wolf is the co-chair of the firm’s Global Women’s Initiatives Committee and serves on the advisory selection committee for the Skadden Fellowship program. She also currently serves on the firm’s Electronic Discovery Committee and has assisted in developing manuals and training presentations regarding electronic discovery best practices. Additionally, she participates in the firm’s annual training program for new associates.

Ms. Wolf has represented pro bono clients in a variety of immigration matters. She also serves on the board of directors for the National Immigrant Justice Center, the Chicago Foundation for Women and the Iowa Law School Foundation.

In 2021, Ms. Wolf was named one of Chicago Daily Law Bulletin’s Top 50 Women in Law. She also was named one of Crain’s Chicago Business’ Notable Gen X Leaders in Law in 2021 and 2019, in addition to being named one of the same publication’s 2020 Notable Women in Law. Ms. Wolf also has been selected for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America for her work in white collar and regulatory enforcement litigation and named one of Lawdragon’s 500 Leading Litigators in America.



  • J.D., University of Iowa College of Law, 2002 (with High Distinction)
  • B.A., Drake University, 1998 (magna cum laude)


  • Illinois
  • Iowa


  • Law Clerk, Hon. David R. Hansen, U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit (2002-2004)

Gretchen M. Wolf

Partner, Litigation; White Collar Defense and Investigations