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Vedder Price

USA 2022
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USA

CEO & President: Michael A. Nemeroff
Number of partners worldwide: 153
Number of other lawyers worldwide: 116

Firm Overview:
Vedder Price is a thriving general-practice law firm with a proud tradition of maintaining long-term relationships with clients. 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, Singapore and Dallas.

Main Areas of Practice 

Executive Compensation & Employee Benefits: 

  • Successfully represented the senior executive team of MB Financial with structuring and negotiation of transaction-related employment/compensation arrangements relating to its sale to Fifth Third Bancorp.
  • Assist public companies, CEOs and CFOs in negotiation and implementation of new employment arrangements.
  • Assist 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
+1 (312) 609 7706
[email protected]

Finance & Transactions: 

  • Represented:
  • Balmoral Funds in its acquisition of Resco Products
  • GWS Tool Group, a portfolio company of L Squared Capital Partners, in its sale to Sandvik
  • Spectra Aerospace and Defense, a portfolio company of Vance Street Capital, in its acquisition of Galleon Embedded Computing
  • Arcline Investment Management in its acquisition of Dwyer Instruments

Key Clients: 

  • Ally Corporate Finance
  • L Squared Capital Partners
  • CIT Group
  • The Edgewater Funds
  • Wynnchurch Capital
  • Duchossois Capital Management
  • Levine Leichtman Capital Partners

Contact: Michael A. Nemeroff
+1 (312) 609 7858
[email protected]

Financial Institutions: 

  • Members include former senior officials of the OCC, OTS, SEC, FINRA and the US Department of Justice, and actively represent banking and savings in the following capacity:
  • M&A and other strategic initiatives
  • Fintech partnerships and affiliations
  • Securities underwriting and placement
  • De novo institution formation
  • Executive compensation
  • Technology licensing
  • Enforcement

Contact: Daniel C. McKay, II
+1 (312) 609 7762
[email protected]
Contact: James W. Morrissey
+1 (312) 609 7717
[email protected]

Global Transportation Finance: 

  • Represented Goldman Sachs and Credit Agricole Corporate and Investment Bank, the initial purchasers, in connection with asset-backed securitization of 19 commercial aircraft sponsored by Merx Aviation
  • Represented SKY Leasing, as borrower, in an approximately $540M revolving warehouse credit facility with MUFG, Natixis and Societe Generale, as lead arrangers and lenders, along with a syndicate of other lenders

Key Clients: 

  • Air Canada
  • Aero Capital Solutions
  • BBAM
  • Castlelake
  • Citibank
  • Macquarie Bank
  • Deutsche Bank
  • ITE Management
  • Trinity Industries

Contact: Geoffrey R. Kass
+1 (312) 609 7553
[email protected]

Government Contracts: 

  • Sustained protest at GAO challenging the U.S. Air Force’s award of a contract for engineering, development, integrations and sustainment services in support of satellite systems demonstrating that awardee was ineligible because it failed to meet the solicitation’s mandatory requirement for small business participation
  • Sustained protest at GAO challenging the U.S. Navy’s award of $534.9M task order to provide contractor logistics support for F-5 N/F and F-16 A/B aircraft due to unfair interchanges

Key Clients:  

  • Raytheon
  • Amentum
  • Peraton
  • Kratos Defense
  • ANHAM
  • Chemonics

Contact: Kevin P. Connelly
+1 (202) 312 3338
[email protected]

Intellectual Property: 

  • Offer a full-service patent, copyright, trademark and technology law practice, including obtaining, enforcing, licensing and defending clients’ intellectual property rights

Key Clients: 

  • Satco Lighting Products
  • Kyocera Senco Brands, Inc.
  • Glanbia Performance Nutrition, Inc. (Ireland)
  • SKF USA, Inc.
  • California Pizza Kitchen

Contact: Robert S. Rigg
+1 (312) 609 7766
[email protected]

Investment Services: 

  • Represented:
  • DWS Funds, DBX ETFs, Driehaus Funds, Great-West Funds, Janus Henderson Funds and Nuveen Funds in regulatory matters and securities offerings
  • Dimensional Fund Advisors
  • Independent Directors of significant fund complexes, including American Century Funds, Columbia Funds, First Trust ETFs, Franklin Templeton Funds, Guggenheim Funds, Invesco ETFs, Principal Funds and SPDR ETFs
  • ICI Mutual on litigation and insurance claim-related matters

Contact: Cathy O’Kelly
+1 (312) 609 7657
[email protected]
Contact: Bruce A. Rosenblum
+1 (202) 312 3379
[email protected]
Contact: Joseph Mannon
+1 (312) 609 7883
[email protected]

Labour & Employment: 

  • Provide 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 while enhancing employee relations and minimising litigation risk
  • Deliver customised training for staff and management and conduct privileged investigations of workplace discrimination, harassment and wrongful conduct

Key Clients: 

  • Astellas Pharma Europe Limited
  • Ferrara Candy Company
  • Follett Corporation
  • PepsiCo, Inc.

Contact: Elizabeth N. Hall
+1 (312) 609 7795
[email protected]

Litigation & Arbitration: 

  • Handle complex commercial disputes in federal and state court and in arbitrations
  • Represent companies and individuals in SEC, CFTC, DOJ and FINRA proceedings
  • Defend class actions alleging violations of the federal and state statutes, including the Securities Act, Exchange Act, FDCPA, FCRA, TCPA, Illinois Biometric Privacy Act
  • Conduct internal investigations for public and private companies as well as for audit committees

Contact: Thomas P. Cimino, Jr.
+1 (312) 609 7784
[email protected]

Ranked Offices

Provided by Vedder Price

USA - Head office
USA
  • Dallas
    100 Crescent Court, Suite 700, Dallas, Texas, USA, 75201
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    Los Angeles
    1925 Century Park East, Suite 1900, Los Angeles, California, USA, CA 90067
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    New York
    1633 Broadway, 47th Floor, New York, New York, USA, NY 10019
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    San Francisco
    275 Battery Street, Suite 2464, San Francisco, California, USA, CA 94111
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    Washington, DC
    1401 I Street NW, Suite 1100, Washington, DC, District of Columbia, USA, 20005
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Vedder Price rankings

USA Guide 2022
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California
Banking & Finance
1 Ranked Lawyer
Lawyers
3
Bradley C Crawford
3
Band 3
Labor & Employment: Highly Regarded
1 Department
Department
Labor & Employment: Highly Regarded
2
Labor & Employment: Highly Regarded
2
Band 2
Litigation: White-Collar Crime & Government Investigations
1 Ranked Lawyer
Lawyers
5
Anthony Pacheco
5
Band 5
Illinois
Banking & Finance
1 Department
Department
Banking & Finance
4
Banking & Finance
4
Band 4
Bankruptcy/Restructuring
1 Department
2 Ranked Lawyers
Department
Bankruptcy/Restructuring
3
Bankruptcy/Restructuring
3
Band 3
Lawyers
2
Douglas J Lipke
2
Band 2
3
Michael M Eidelman
3
Band 3
Corporate/M&A
1 Ranked Lawyer
Lawyers
3
Michael A Nemeroff
3
Band 3
Corporate/M&A & Private Equity
1 Department
Department
Corporate/M&A & Private Equity
5
Corporate/M&A & Private Equity
5
Band 5
Employee Benefits & Executive Compensation
1 Department
4 Ranked Lawyers
Department
Employee Benefits & Executive Compensation
2
Employee Benefits & Executive Compensation
2
Band 2
Lawyers
3
Kelly A Starr
3
Band 3
3
Thomas G Hancuch
3
Band 3
3
Thomas P Desmond
3
Band 3
4
Christopher T. Collins
4
Band 4
Labor & Employment
3 Ranked Lawyers
Lawyers
3
Kenneth F Sparks
3
Band 3
4
Thomas M Wilde
4
Band 4
5
Elizabeth Hall
5
Band 5
Labor & Employment: The Elite
1 Department
Department
Labor & Employment: The Elite
3
Labor & Employment: The Elite
3
Band 3
Litigation: White-Collar Crime & Government Investigations
1 Department
2 Ranked Lawyers
Department
Litigation: White-Collar Crime & Government Investigations
4
Litigation: White-Collar Crime & Government Investigations
4
Band 4
Lawyers
3
Junaid A. Zubairi
3
Band 3
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