About Us Vedder Strength
With 300 lawyers and growing, we serve sophisticated clients of all sizes and in virtually all industries from our offices in Chicago, New York, Washington, DC, London, San Francisco, Los Angeles and Singapore.
You can expect practical, responsive, results-oriented, cost-effective service, delivered by a firm with a world-class reputation in key practice areas.
Personalized service. We treat every client and every matter with uncompromising dedication and personal attention. When you work with Vedder Price, you get the resources and diverse experience of a large firm coupled with the loyalty, commitment and personal attention of a trusted friend and partner.
Distinctive credentials, enduring relationships. We measure our success by the success of our clients, which comprise a “who’s who” of world-class organizations. We are selective in the clients we represent and the matters we undertake. Many of our clients have been our clients for decades—not only because they receive high-quality and devoted service, but because they trust us with their most important legal matters.
Competitive rates, with a particular focus on efficiency. We offer competitive rates for superior legal work, deep experience, and personalized client service and attention. We believe the key variables in the billing calculus are results and efficiency. We work with our clients on market fee structures that provide a “win-win” in terms of value and effectiveness.
Strong professional relations. We believe that establishing cordial and professional relations with opposing counsel is not only a professional requirement but also a strategic advantage. They know we are formidable opponents who zealously and effectively represent our clients without engaging in expensive and acrimonious tactics. Time and time again we have seen our relationships with opposing counsel translate into benefits for our clients.
Sound leadership and long-term stability. We maintain a transparent, democratic leadership and governance structure that supports our focus on delivering responsive, results-oriented and cost-effective client services. Our open approach to management and compensation, combined with prudent financial management, has produced long-term stability. Many of our shareholders have spent their entire careers at the firm.
A 14-member Board of Directors ensures that our leadership team represents our diverse practice areas, offices and viewpoints. Our Executive Committee, which includes a subset of the Board, oversees the strategy and operations of the firm:
Michael A. Nemeroff, President and CEO
Dean N. Gerber, Vice Chair
Douglas M. Hambleton, Operating Shareholder
Visit our Services Areas and Industries page to learn more about the respected and experienced attorneys who provide leadership and oversight for each of our practice areas.