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Vedder Price

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CEO & President: Michael A Nemeroff
Number of partners worldwide: 159
Number of other lawyers worldwide: 134

Firm Overview:
Vedder Price is a thriving firm with approximately 300 lawyers and seven offices worldwide, including Chicago, New York, Washington, DC, London, San Francisco, Los Angeles and Singapore. The firm offers a unique mix of finance, corporate, labour and employment, and litigation skills, including market-leading practices in global transportation finance, middle-market finance/M&A, executive compensation, employment class actions and more. Vedder Price has enduring relationships with marquee organisations, and many of the firm’s clients have been with the firm since its founding in 1952.

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; Huron Consulting Group, Inc.
Contact: Thomas P Desmond Tel: +1 312 609 7647
Email: [email protected]
Contact: Kelly A Starr Tel: +1 312 609 7768
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 the 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 Macquarie Air Finance in $3 billion term loan and related $1 billion revolving facility
■Advised BBAM on an acquisition by its managed entities of 132 Airbus narrowbody aircraft, and options to purchase an additional 50, from AirAsia Berhad and its subsidiary Asia Aviation Capital Limited
■Represented Air Canada in its offering of Canadian dollar-denominated Enhanced Equipment Trust Certificates
Key Clients: Air Canada, Airbus, Bank of America, BBAM, Castlelake L.P., Citibank, DVB Bank, Helaba, Nord/LB, ORIX Aviation, Triton Container International, Trinity Industries
Contact: Geoffrey R Kass Tel: +1 312 609 7553
Email: [email protected]

Government Contracts:
■Represented Computer Sciences Corporation in successfully protesting a $6.9 billion contract award by the US Air Force for information technology products and services
■Successfully represented Chemonics International Inc. in protests of $9.0 billion award by the US Agency for International Development for worldwide health commodities supply chain adjudicated by the US Court of Federal Claims and US Government Accountability Office
Key Clients: Raytheon; Kratos Defense; OshKosh; ANHAM USA Inc.; AECOM; URS Federal Services, Inc.; Chemonics International Inc.; Aerojet Rocketdyne; GSCS
Contact: Kevin P Connelly Tel: +1 202 312 3338
Email: [email protected]
Contact: Eric J Marcotte Tel: +1 202 312 3336
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); Safety‐Kleen Systems, Inc.; Clean Harbors; SKF USA, Inc.
Contact: Robert S Rigg Tel: +1 312 609 7766
Email: [email protected]

Investment Services:
■Represented DWS Funds on regulatory and corporate matters, securities offerings and restructuring of investment adviser
■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, Great-West Fund, Guggenheim Funds, Invesco Funds, Legg Mason Funds, Principal Funds
■Represented ICI Mutual for almost 20 years on litigation and insurance claim-related matters
Key Clients: DWS Funds; Dimensional Fund Advisors; ICI Mutual Insurance Company; Invesco 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, 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: BMO Harris Bank, N.A.; Burberry Limited; Hewlett‐Packard Company
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]