Kanav’s recent clients include foreign-based multinational corporations involved in multi-million dollar litigation in state and federal courts across the country. Kanav has experience with a wide variety of complex litigation involving products liability, hotel/retail liability, and commercial disputes. Some of these cases involved representing clients in class action suits filed around the country. Kanav’s product liability cases involve catastrophic property loss and/or personal injury related to various manufacturing and complex scientific technologies such as organic polymers and geotechnical engineering. Kanav also advises non-U.S. based clients regarding various international procedural defenses applicable to U.S. litigation.
Kanav is deeply involved in all facets of litigation ranging from substantive motion practice to being the lead trial counsel at trial. In one case, Kanav obtained a no liability verdict for a national home improvement retail chain in the Federal Court of the Northern District of Illinois. He then successfully defended the verdict before the 7th Circuit Court of Appeals and the Supreme Court of the United States. Kanav has been named as a Rising Star by the Super Lawyers Magazine from 2018 -2022. An honor given to the top 2.5 percent of lawyers in Illinois.
Kanav graduated from The George Washington University Law School (LL.M. 2010, Litigation and Dispute Resolution), Michigan State University College of Law (J.D. 2009, Geoffrey Fieger Trial Practice Institute and Certificate in Intellectual Property), and Emory University (B.A. 2005, Major in Political Science and extensive course work in Biology). While in college, Kanav also worked as a researcher at the University of Pennsylvania working on pharmaceutical targets of cancer and co-authored two scientific papers. Kanav is admitted to the Illinois bar, Northern District of Illinois Federal Trial Bar for the and has also been admitted pro hac vice in various jurisdictions around the country. Kanav is a past board member of Generation Mirror, an organization devoted to promoting awareness about eating disorders.