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Vedder Price is delighted to share its inclusion in The Legal 500 United States 2024. We take pride in the acknowledgment of 11 of our practice areas and 49 of our attorneys receiving individual recognition. This marks our fourteenth consecutive year of being honored with two "Top-Tier Firm" rankings in Transportation: Aviation and Air Travel – Finance, and Transportation: Rail and Road – Finance.

We are also excited to announce that three of our esteemed attorneys have been honored with a place in The Legal 500 United States "Hall of Fame." This prestigious acknowledgment is given to individuals who have consistently garnered exceptional praise from clients, showcasing excellence and leadership within the legal profession. We congratulate Michael A. Nemeroff and Geoffrey R. Kass for their fourth consecutive year in the Hall of Fame. Additionally, John T. Bycraft has been honored with this prestigious distinction for the third consecutive year.

Offering a comprehensive and up-to-date perspective on the global legal market, The Legal 500 serves as an independent guide to thoroughly evaluate law firms worldwide. Through a rigorous research program and analysis conducted annually, the organization serves as a trusted resource for legal capabilities across 150 jurisdictions. The entirety of the firm’s rankings can be accessed here.

Each ranking is the direct product of a diligent assessment process. Utilizing feedback from 300,000 clients worldwide, law firm submissions, interviews with leading private practice lawyers, and a research team with unparalleled expertise in the legal market, the evaluations provided by The Legal 500 focus on highlighting practice area teams that provide cutting-edge and innovative advice to corporate counsel.

 

Ranked Practice Areas

  • Tier 1
    • Transport - Aviation and air travel: finance 
    • Transport - Rail and road: finance
  • Tier 2
    • Transport - Shipping: finance
  • Tier 3
    • Labor and employment - Labor-management relations
    • Labor and employment - Workplace and employment counseling
    • Investment fund formation and management - Mutual/registered/exchange-traded funds
  • Tier 4
    • Dispute resolution: Corporate investigations and white-collar criminal defense
    • Labor and employment - Employee benefits, executive compensation and retirement plans: design
    • Labor and employment - Labor and employment disputes (including collective actions)
  • Tier 5
    • Dispute resolution: Securities litigation: defense
  • Tier 6
    • Investment fund formation and management: Private equity funds (including venture capital)

 

Ranked Lawyers

  • Hall of Fame:
    • Geoffrey Kass: Transport - Aviation and air travel: finance
    • John Bycraft: Transport - Rail and road: finance
    • Michael A. Nemeroff: M&A/corporate and commercial - M&A: middle-market (sub-$500m)
  • Leading Lawyers:
    • Cameron Gee: Aviation and air travel - finance
    • Jeffrey Veber: Aviation and air travel - finance; Transport: Rail and road - finance
    • Raviv Surpin: Aviation and air travel - finance
    • Michael Draz: Transport: Rail and road: finance
    • John Bradley: Transport: Shipping - finance
    • John Imhof Jr: Transport: Shipping - finance
    • Benjamin O. Williams: M&A/corporate and commercial - M&A: middle-market (sub-$500m)
  • Next Generation Partners:
    • Justine Chilvers: Aviation and air travel - finance
    • Clay Thomas: Transport: Rail and road - finance
    • Joel Thielen: Transport: Rail and road - finance
  • Rising Stars:
    • Jillian Greenwald: Transport: Rail and road - finance
    • John Geager: Transport: Shipping - finance
  • Recommended:
    • Nicholas Anaclerio: Labor and employment - Labor and employment disputes (including collective actions)
    • Jeff Ansley: Dispute resolution - Corporate investigations and white-collar criminal defense
    • Marguerite Bateman: Investment fund formation and management - Mutual/registered/exchange-traded funds
    • Adam Beringer: Transport - Aviation and air travel: finance
    • Amy L. Bess: Labor and employment - Workplace and employment counseling
    • John Bradley: Transport - Shipping: finance
    • John Bycraft: Transport - Rail and road: finance
    • Justine Chilvers: Transport - Aviation and air travel: finance
    • Thomas Cimino: Dispute resolution - Securities litigation: defense; Dispute resolution - Corporate investigations and white-collar criminal defense
    • Christopher Collins: Labor and employment - Employee benefits, executive compensation and retirement plans: design
    • Christine De Pree: Investment fund formation and management - Private equity funds (including venture capital)
    • Mark Ditto: Transport - Aviation and air travel: finance
    • Michael Draz: Transport - Aviation and air travel: finance; Transport - Rail and road: finance
    • John Geager: Transport - Shipping: finance
    • Cameron Gee: Transport - Aviation and air travel: finance
    • Adam Goldman: Investment fund formation and management - Private equity funds (including venture capital)
    • Arianna Goodman: Dispute resolution - Corporate investigations and white-collar criminal defense
    • Jillian Greenwald: Transport - Rail and road: finance
    • Elizabeth Hall: Labor and employment - Labor and employment disputes (including collective actions); Labor and employment - Labor-management relations; Labor and employment - Workplace and employment counseling
    • Thomas Hancuch: Labor and employment - Employee benefits, executive compensation and retirement plans: design; Labor and employment - Workplace and employment counseling
    • Renee Hardt: Investment fund formation and management - Mutual/registered/exchange-traded funds
    • Ryan Hedges: Dispute resolution - Corporate investigations and white-collar criminal defense
    • John Imhof Jr: Transport - Shipping: finance
    • Geoffrey Kass: Transport - Aviation and air travel: finance; Transport - Rail and road: finance; Transport - Shipping: finance
    • Randall Lending: Dispute resolution - Securities litigation: defense
    • Todd Lurie: Investment fund formation and management - Private equity funds (including venture capital); Investment fund formation and management - Mutual/registered/exchange-traded funds
    • Joseph Mannon: Investment fund formation and management - Mutual/registered/exchange-traded funds; Investment fund formation and management - Private equity funds (including venture capital)
    • John Marten: Investment fund formation and management - Mutual/registered/exchange-traded funds
    • Maureen Miller: Investment fund formation and management - Mutual/registered/exchange-traded funds
    • Hoyoon Nam: Transport - Shipping: finance
    • Michael A. Nemeroff: M&A/corporate and commercial - M&A: middle-market (sub-$500m)
    • Cathy Gonzales O’Kelly: Investment fund formation and management - Mutual/registered/exchange-traded funds
    • Amy Ward Pershkow: Investment fund formation and management - Mutual/registered/exchange-traded funds
    • Thomas Petrides: Labor and employment - Labor and employment disputes (including collective actions)
    • Mark Quade: Investment fund formation and management - Mutual/registered/exchange-traded funds
    • Anthony Renzi: Transport - Shipping: finance
    • Bruce Rosenblum: Investment fund formation and management - Mutual/registered/exchange-traded funds
    • Adam Schwartz: Dispute resolution - Corporate investigations and white-collar criminal defense
    • Jeremy Senderowicz: Investment fund formation and management - Mutual/registered/exchange-traded funds
    • Laure Sguario: Investment fund formation and management - Private equity funds (including venture capital)
    • David Soden: Investment fund formation and management - Private equity funds (including venture capital)
    • Kenneth F. Sparks: Labor and employment - Labor-management relations
    • Kelly Starr: Labor and employment - Employee benefits, executive compensation and retirement plans: design
    • Raviv Surpin: Transport - Aviation and air travel: finance
    • Joel Thielen: Transport - Rail and road: finance
    • Clay Thomas: Transport - Rail and road: finance
    • Jeffrey Veber: Transport - Aviation and air travel: finance; Transport - Rail and road: finance
    • Cody Vitello: Investment fund formation and management - Private equity funds (including venture capital)
    • Benjamin O. Williams: M&A/corporate and commercial - M&A: middle-market (sub-$500m)
    • Junaid Zubairi: Dispute resolution - Corporate investigations and white-collar criminal defense; Dispute resolution: Securities litigation - defense



Professionals



Michael A. Nemeroff

President and CEO



Geoffrey R. Kass

Shareholder



John T. Bycraft

Shareholder



Cameron A. Gee

Shareholder



Jeffrey T. Veber

Shareholder



Raviv Surpin

Shareholder



Michael E. Draz

Shareholder



John F. Imhof Jr.

Shareholder



Benjamin O. Williams

Shareholder



Justine L. Chilvers

Shareholder



Clay C. Thomas

Shareholder



Joel R. Thielen

Shareholder



Jillian S. Greenwald

Associate



John H. Geager

Associate



Nicholas Anaclerio

Shareholder



Jeffrey J. Ansley

Shareholder



Marguerite C. Bateman

Shareholder



Adam R. Beringer

Shareholder



Amy L. Bess

Shareholder



Thomas P. Cimino, Jr.

Shareholder



Christopher T. Collins

Shareholder



Christine De Pree

Shareholder



Mark J. Ditto

Shareholder



Adam S. Goldman

Associate



Arianna Goodman

Shareholder



Elizabeth N. Hall

Shareholder



Thomas G. Hancuch

Shareholder



Renee M. Hardt

Shareholder



Ryan S. Hedges

Shareholder



Randall M. Lending

Shareholder



Todd F. Lurie

Shareholder*



Joseph M. Mannon

Shareholder



John S. Marten

Shareholder



Maureen A. Miller

Shareholder



Cathy Gonzales O'Kelly

Shareholder



Amy Ward Pershkow

Shareholder



Thomas H. Petrides

Shareholder



Mark A. Quade

Shareholder



Anthony J. Renzi Jr.

Shareholder



Bruce A. Rosenblum

Shareholder



Adam L. Schwartz

Shareholder



Jeremy I. Senderowicz

Shareholder



Laure Sguario

Associate*



David W. Soden

Associate



Kenneth F. Sparks

Shareholder



Kelly A. Starr

Shareholder



Cody J. Vitello

Shareholder



Junaid A. Zubairi

Shareholder