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WALTER CARLSON regularly serves as lead counsel in securities litigation, shareholder derivative suits, M&A litigation, and defense of SEC enforcement matters. He has first-chaired major matters in state and federal courts across the country for more than 25 years. He was co-head of the firmwide Securities and Shareholder Litigation practice area team for many years and served as a member of the firm’s Executive Committee from 2002–2018.

Walter’s experience and success has been recognized in The Legal 500 US for many years, in Benchmark Litigation since 2008, and in Best Lawyers since 2006. Walter has been recognized as “Securities Lawyer of the Year for Illinois” by Best Lawyers and is recognized for Bet-the-Company Litigation, Litigation — Mergers & Acquisitions, Litigation — Securities, and Commercial Litigation.

Walter regularly represents clients in major securities, shareholder derivative and M&A litigation matters. Walter is the non-executive Chairman of the Board of Directors of Telephone & Data Systems, Inc. and a member of the Board of Directors of United States Cellular Corporation. He has previously served as Chairman of the Audit Committee for each of these companies.

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Litigation: Securities - Illinois
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Walter Carlson is a leading securities litigator who regularly represents clients in large-scale class and derivative actions involving issues such as fraud and corporate transactions.
"The best securities litigator in the country by my estimation."

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