Managing Partner: Scott P. Kadish
Number of partners: 88
Total number of lawyers: 163
For more than a century, client service has been at the heart of Ulmer & Berne LLP. The firm takes pride in understanding its clients’ businesses from the ground up, neatly tailoring practical, effective legal solutions to the dynamic needs of its sophisticated clients. Ulmer represents companies in a wide variety of industries and at all stages of development, including publicly traded and privately held companies, financial institutions, hedge funds, private equity funds, pharmaceutical companies, international joint ventures and affiliations, investor groups, family offices, start-ups and emerging businesses, public bodies, and nonprofit organizations.
Main Areas of Practice:
Ulmer’s business attorneys are dedicated to helping their clients’ businesses flourish. Working as trusted advisors, the group has extensive experience with strategic planning, public and private debt and equity financings, securities compliance, board and governance counseling, executive compensation, and complex business transactions, including mergers and acquisitions, joint ventures, technology transfers, and restructurings.
Complex Business Litigation:
Ulmer’s business litigators are problem solvers adept at handling its clients’ most critical business disputes. The practice is national in scope, and the roster consists of talented attorneys, many of whom are recognized as preeminent in their fields. Comprised of first-chair, courtroom tested trial attorneys, the group is committed to delivering consistent, top-tier quality and unparalleled value
Ulmer’s attorneys negotiate construction deals, draft construction contracts, and handle constructionrelated claims throughout the United States in courts, arbitrations, and mediations. Its lawyers represent all types of project participants, including owners, designers, contractors, and sureties. The team has decades of experience across a wide range of businesses.
Cybersecurity & Privacy:
Ulmer helps clients navigate state, federal, and foreign privacy and information security laws, develop policies, negotiate technology transactions, and litigate disputes. Ulmer’s incident response team advises startups to Fortune 500 companies in retail, hospitality, manufacturing, financial services, and health care facing loss of information, stolen funds, and theft of trade secrets on breach response and regulatory issues.
Employment & Labor:
Ulmer provides employers the full spectrum of employment and labor representation, ranging from proactive counseling to the defense of the most complex litigation matters, including claims involving allegations of wrongful termination and FLSA, OSHA, and ERISA non-compliance. The group also counsels and defends employers dealing with unlawful discrimination and workers’ compensation claims, unfair labor practice allegations, non-compete and trade secret disputes, and collective bargaining negotiations.
Financial Services Litigation:
Ulmer’s attorneys represent financial institutions of all types and sizes nationwide, including banks, broker-dealers, investment advisors, credit unions, and payment processors, in complex court actions, regulatory investigations, and enforcement proceedings brought by FINRA, the CFTC, OCC, and SEC, and individual investor actions. Ulmer routinely defends securities claims, and breach of fiduciary duty, fraud, cybersecurity, consumer law, UCC and lending violations, unsuitable investments, and churning claims.
Ulmer’s health care attorneys represent health care providers and other entities with business transactions and compliance matters involving federal and state anti-kickback, self-referral and false claims laws, HIPAA and related state laws, state licensure, and other requirements. Ulmer also assists clients in the long-term care space, including owners, operators, investors, and developers of skilled nursing and assisted living facilities across the United States.
Ulmer’s diverse immigration, visa, and citizenship practice focuses on employment-based immigration with a particular focus on large and medium sized corporations, health care institutions, consular processing, the defense of employers in Form I-9 compliance matters, complex inadmissibility waiver and removal matters including administrative trials and appeals, and federal court litigation.
Intellectual Property & Technology:
Ulmer assists clients in protecting international brands and leading-edge innovations by securing and enforcing patents, trademarks, copyrights, and trade secrets. The group also resolves and defends allegations of infringement, and assists clients with portfolio management and technology transactions.
Ulmer is a leader in defending class action, multidistrict, and mass tort litigation involving drugs, medical devices, and dietary supplements. Firm attorneys are lead national defense counsel in high-impact litigations involving antidepressants, contraceptives, and testosterone replacement therapy; ADHD, cardiovascular, gastrointestinal, oncology, and pain medications; cardiovascular and diabetes management devices; and biologic products.
Privately and publicly held corporations, developers, banks, and investors around the country turn to Ulmer’s real estate attorneys for assistance in all aspects of real estate law, including leasing, acquisitions, tax credit projects, multi-family development, construction, shopping center development, franchising, complex litigation and environmental issues, eminent domain, private and public financing, real estate tax appeals, tax-deferred exchanges, and zoning.
Tax, Employee Benefits, Trusts & Estates:
Ulmer’s tax attorneys assist with all aspects of international, federal, state, and local taxation; employee benefits, executive compensation, health and welfare, and retirement plan matters; estate planning and probate; and tax, employee benefits, and estate litigation and controversies. The group works closely with its clients in achieving tax-efficient structures in mergers and acquisitions, reorganizations, divestitures, and finance transactions.