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LaRue Robinson

Attorney | Jenner & Block LLP

"I would like to see Chicago be a place where every person can succeed no matter what neighborhood they are from or who their parents are. As the son of a public school teacher, I know that public schools are a major part of that."


Undergraduate Degree: Cornell University, '06

Fun fact: In high school, I was on the football team and the marching band at the same time.

LaRue is a litigator who represents clients in complex commercial litigation, investigations, employment, and ERISA litigation matters. His work has involved all phases of litigation from initial management of discovery and drafting of significant motions to the trial stage. He also maintains an active pro bono practice that includes criminal defense work in local courts as well as veterans’ advocacy work. Prior to joining Jenner & Block, LaRue was a Captain in the U.S. Army Judge Advocate General’s Corps where, in addition to serving as a prosecutor, he helped guide high-profile military investigations and was lead attorney on labor and employment matters. 

LaRue is very active in the community. He currently serves on the Board of Directors of the Grant Park Orchestral Association and the Columbia Law School Association. He also serves on the Associate Boards of the Chicago Committee on Minorities in Large Law Firms and Chicago Scholars. Additionally, he is a Fellow in the Chicago chapter of the Truman National Security Project. 

Originally hailing from the great state of New Jersey, LaRue received a B.S. in Industrial and Labor Relations from Cornell University in 2006 and his J.D. from Columbia Law School in 2009. While at Cornell University, LaRue was co-captain of the varsity sprint football team and vice president of his class. While at Columbia Law School, LaRue served on the Student Senate and on the Columbia Human Rights Law Review.