Firm / Organisation

Vedder Price

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CEO & President: Michael A Nemeroff
Number of partners worldwide: 155
Number of other lawyers worldwide: 136

Firm Overview:
Vedder Price is a thriving general-practice law firm with a proud tradition of maintaining long-term relationships with clients. With 300 attorneys and growing, the firm serves clients of all sizes and in virtually all industries from its offices in Chicago, New York, Washington, DC, London, San Francisco, Los Angeles and Singapore.

Main Areas of Practice:
Executive Compensation & Employee Benefits
Finance & Transactions
Global Transportation Finance
Government Contracts
Intellectual Property
Investment Services
Labour & Employment
Litigation & Arbitration

Executive Compensation & Employee Benefits:
■Successfully represented the senior executive team of MB Financial with the structuring and negotiation of transaction-related employment and compensation arrangements relating to its sale to Fifth Third Bancorp
■Assisted numerous public companies, CEOs and CFOs in the negotiation and implementation of new employment arrangements
■Assisted key clients in the design of innovative retirement and health care plans that cover thousands of employees
Key Clients: ArcelorMittal USA LLC; Hewlett Packard Enterprise Company; Huron Consulting Group, Inc., Central Steel & Wire Company
Contact: Christopher T Collins
Tel: +1 312 609 7706
Email: [email protected]

Finance & Transactions:
■Represented Advanced Analytical Technologies in its merger with Agilent Technologies
■Represented L Squared Capital Partners in its investment in Kanopy
■Represented Chamberlain Group in its acquisition of Systems, Inc.
■Represented Vance Street Capital in its acquisition of Jet Parts
■Represented MidCap Financial Trust and its affiliates in a $555 million asset-based loan transaction with Genesis HealthCare, Inc. and its subsidiaries
Key Clients: ACE Hardware Corporation; RoundTable Healthcare Partners; GrubHub; Healthcare Solutions; Ally Corporate Finance; MidCap Financial; CIT Group; The Edgewater Funds; Wynnchurch Capital; Duchossois Capital Management; Levine Leichtman Capital Partners
Contact: Michael A Nemeroff
Tel: +1 312 609 7858
Email: [email protected]

Global Transportation Finance:
■Represented Virgo Investment Group in the establishment of the Zephyrus Aviation Capital platform, including advising on a launch transaction involving the purchase of a 21 aircraft portfolio and a related asset-backed securitisation of that portfolio
■Represented Goldman Sachs and Credit Agricole Corporate and Investment Bank (CA – CIB), the initial purchasers, in connection with asset-backed securitisation of 19 commercial aircraft sponsored by Merx Aviation
■Represented CDB Aviation in connection with the operating lease of 3 x A320 NEO aircraft to newly launched Vietnamese airline, Bamboo
Key Clients: Air Canada; Aero Capital Solutions; BBAM; Castlelake; Citibank; Etihad Airways; Macquarie Bank; MUFG Bank; Nord/LB; Triton International Limited; Trinity Industries
Contact: Geoffrey R Kass
Tel: +1 312 609 7553
Email: [email protected]

Government Contracts:
■On behalf of Peraton Inc., successfully challenged at the Government Accountability Office (‘GAO’) the Air Force’s award of a contract for engineering development integrations and sustainment (EDIS) services in support of satellite systems demonstrating that the awardee was ineligible for award because it failed to meet the solicitation’s mandatory requirement for small business participation; subsequently obtained a preliminary injunction at the Court of Federal Claims
■Successfully defended the Army’s award of a $520 million task order to AECOM Management Services, Inc. from protest issues raised at the GAO arising from a proposed spin-off of the company
Key Clients: Raytheon Company; AECOM Management Services, Inc.; Peraton Inc.; Kratos Defense & Security Solutions, Inc.; ANHAM USA Inc.; Vectrus Systems Corporation; Chemonics International Inc.; Gulf Supplies & Commercial Services
Contact: Kevin P Connelly
Tel: +1 202 312 3338
Email: [email protected]

Intellectual Property:
Vedder Price offers a full-service patent, copyright, trademark and technology law practice, including obtaining, enforcing, licensing and defending clients’ intellectual property rights. The firm has an established network of associates in virtually every industrialised country worldwide and maintains a close relationship with the EPO.
Key Clients: Satco Lighting Products; Kyocera Senco Brands, Inc.; Glanbia Performance Nutrition, Inc. (Ireland); SKF USA, Inc.; California Pizza Kitchen
Contact: Robert S Rigg
Tel: +1 312 609 7766
Email: [email protected]

Investment Services:
■Represented DWS Funds on regulatory and corporate matters and securities offerings
■Represented Select Sector SPDR® Trust Board in index restructuring
■Represented $300 billion-plus asset manager Dimensional Fund Advisors since its founding in 1981
■Represented Independent Directors of significant fund complexes, including Columbia Funds, First Trust ETFs, Great-West Funds, Guggenheim Funds, Invesco ETFs, Janus Henderson Funds, Legg Mason Funds and Principal Funds
■Represented ICI Mutual on litigation and insurance claim-related matters
Key Clients: DWS Funds; Dimensional Fund Advisors; ICI Mutual Insurance Company; Great-West Funds; Janus Henderson Funds; Nuveen Funds
Contact: Cathy G O’Kelly
Tel: +1 312 609 7657
Email: [email protected]
Contact: Bruce A Rosenblum
Tel: +1 202 312 3379
Email: [email protected]

Labour & Employment:
■Provide strategic labour counsel to clients in the health care, retail, transportation, construction, professional services and food and beverage industries
■Offer counsel on employee discipline decisions and personnel policies with a view toward enhancing employee relations and minimising litigation risk
■Deliver customised anti-harassment training for staff and management and conduct privileged investigations of claims of workplace discrimination, harassment and other wrongful conduct
■Defend employers in single- and multi-plaintiff employment cases
Key Clients: Astellas Pharma Europe Limited; BMO Financial Group; Burberry Limited; California Pizza Kitchen; Crate & Barrel; Hewlett Packard Enterprise Company; PepsiCo, Inc.
Contact: Amy L Bess
Tel: +1 202 312 3361
Email: [email protected]

Litigation & Arbitration:
■Handle complex commercial litigation relating to all areas of the law in federal and state trial and appellate courts, with governmental agencies and in ADR
■Represent companies in SEC, CFTC and DOJ investigations and proceedings
■Represent companies across the United States in putative TCPA class actions
■Defend putative class actions alleging violations of the Illinois Biometric Privacy Act
■Conduct internal investigations for public and private companies as well as for audit committees
■Secured judgment in favour of investment fund in fraud lawsuit alleging damages in nine figures in a repurchase agreement case
Contact: Randall M Lending
Tel: +1 312 609 7564
Email: [email protected]