Litigation: General Commercial (Band 4)
Practice Areas: Represents publicly traded companies and their directors and officers in securities class actions, SEC investigations, and corporate governance disputes. Selected by his peers as one of Illinois' leading trial lawyers and was featured in The National Law Journal for having one of the top ten defense verdicts in the nation. NACD Directorship named him to the 2010 and 2011 Directorship 100, a list of the most influential people in corporate governance and the boardroom.
Career: Managing Partner of Katten's Chicago office, Chairman of the Firm's National Litigation Department, Chairman of the Securities Litigation Practice and Co-Chair of the Corporate Governance Practice. Member of the firm's Executive Committee and Board of Directors. A frequent lecturer on securities litigation and directors and officers insurance matters and corporate governance.
Personal: University of Wisconsin-Whitewater - BS (magna cum laude) in 1975; Marquette University - MA in political science in 1977; Marquette University School of Law - Juris Doctor in 1980.