Vedder Price

Jani K. Mikel

Associate

Jani K. Mikel is an Associate in the Chicago office of Vedder Price and a member of the firm’s Litigation group.

Ms. Mikel focuses her practice on complex commercial litigation. She represents a wide array of corporate and individual clients in a range of matters, including toxic torts, antitrust and trade regulation, products liability, restrictive covenant violations and other commercial matters in both U.S. state and federal courts. Ms. Mikel has experience advising clients in all stages of trial and appellate litigation in state and federal courts. She has experience assisting clients with complex antitrust issues including managing the collection, review and submission of information in response to Civil Investigative Demands and Second Requests, and assisting in the case management and strategy throughout the stages of investigatory proceedings. Additionally, as a member of the firm’s Privacy, CyberSecurity & Media practice group, Ms. Mikel assists clients in preparing for and responding to data security breaches, as well as advising clients on eDiscovery issues.

While in law school, Ms. Mikel was Administrative Editor of the Elder Law Journal and a law clerk with the Public Defender’s Office in New Orleans, Louisiana. She was member of the College of Law’s Trial Team for two years, and participated in the 2018 UCLA Cyber Crimes Moot Court Competition. During her last year in law school, as a member of the Federal Civil Rights Clinic, she was provisionally admitted to the Central District of Illinois to represent currently imprisoned clients in their 1983 claims. Ms. Mikel received the Rickert Award for Excellence in Advocacy, which is one of the most prestigious awards conferred upon students at the College of Law, and was awarded the Paul Lisnek Excellence in Trial Advocacy Award. Ms. Mikel was also a judicial extern for Judge Joan Lefkow in the Northern District of Illinois. In 2020, Ms. Mikel was recognized by The National Black Lawyers Top 40 under 40 in Illinois.

Jani K. Mikel

Associate

Education

  • University of Illinois College of Law, J.D., 2018
  • Spelman College, B.A., 2014

Jani K. Mikel

Associate

Bar Admissions

  • Illinois, 2019