About Vedder Price

Vedder Price is a 300+ attorney firm with offices in Chicago, New York, Washington, DC, London, San Francisco, Los Angeles, and Singapore. The firm focuses on M&A/private equity, banking and commercial finance, complex litigation, executive compensation, employment law, investment management, and other business-critical corporate matters.

Metropolises Here and Abroad

Formerly known as Vedder, Price, Kaufman & Kammholz, PC, Chicago firm Vedder Price extends far beyond the Midwest. The firm was founded in 1952 and has since expanded its presence with domestic branches in New York, Washington, DC, San Francisco, and Los Angeles and one abroad in London. The BTI Consulting Group placed the firm on its "Client Service A-Team" 2013 list as one of seven "leaders of the best" at providing value for the dollar." Vedder Price ranks in the AmLaw 200 for gross revenue and is ranked as Band 1 in Chambers in the following categories: Chambers USA IL Labor & Employment: Employee Benefits and Compensation, Chambers USA Nationwide Transportation: Aviation: Finance. Vedder Price is also ranked Tier 1 by Legal 500 in Asset Finance and Leasing and Middle-Market Sub $500M categories.

Guardians of the Skies and the Seas

Vedder Price doesn't restrict itself to dealing with the law of the land. The firm's Global Transportation Finance practice encompasses aviation, maritime, railroad and aerospace industries. The firm finances all manners of transportation vessels from railway cars to cruise ships, ferries and carriers to commercial and turboprop aircraft, small jets, satellites and helicopters. Vedder Price is particularly known for its Aviation and Maritime Finance practices. The firm wrote an amicus curiae brief for the Maritime Law Association of the United States in the U.S. Supreme Court case Fane Lozman v. The City of Riviera Beach, Fla., where the Supreme Court ruled that plaintiff Lozman's floating home did not technically count as a vessel, effectively deciding that while a house may not be a home, it certainly isn't a boat. 

Vedder Price Diversity Scholarship

Vedder Price awards the Vedder Price Diversity Scholarship, started in 2005, to 1Ls attending one of seven Illinois law schools: Chicago-Kent College of Law, DePaul University, John Marshall Law School, Northwestern University, Loyola University Chicago, University of Chicago, or the University of Illinois. The scholarship-intended to bolster diversity in the Illinois legal community-grants $5,000 to the recipient to defray law school expenses and offers a summer associate position for the post-1L summer.

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Vedder Price

222 North LaSalle Street
Chicago, IL 60601
Phone: (312) 609-7500


  • Employer Type: Private
  • President and CEO: Michael A. Nemeroff
  • Hiring Attorney: Michael J. Waters
  • Total No. Attorneys 2016: 302

  • Base Salary
    1st year: $180,000
    Summer associate: $3,462/week

  • Summer Associate Offers
    12 out of 12 (2Ls) (2016)

  • Major Departments & Practices
    Accounting • Affirmative Action & OFCCP Compliance • Alternative Dispute Resolution • Antitrust & Trade Regulation • Asset Securitization • Bank & Lender Liability • Bank & Thrift Regulation & Enforcement • Bank Mergers & Acquisition Strategy • Bankruptcy & Creditors’ Rights • Broker/Dealer • Business Immigration • Class Action Defense • Complex Litigation • Construction • Corporate & Governance • Directors & Officers • Employee Stock Ownership Plans • Employment • Employment Class Action Defense • Employment Law Training • Environmental • Estate Planning • Executive Compensation & Employee Benefits • Finance & Secured Lending • Finance & Transactions • Franchise & Dealer Liability • Gaming • General Equipment Leasing & Finance • Government Contracts • Government Enforcement & Special Investigations • Health Care & Health Care Finance • Higher Education • Information Management & eDiscovery • Information Technology & Licensing • Infrastructure Development & Finance • Insurance • Intellectual Property • Intellectual Property Litigation • Investment Services • Labor Relations • Media & Entertainment Litigation • Mergers & Acquisitions • Privacy, CyberSecurity & Media • Private Equity & Venture Capital • Product Liability & Mass Tort • Real Estate • Restrictive Covenants & Trade Secrets • Securities & Capital Markets • Securities Litigation • Tax • Trade & Professional Associations • Transportation • Wage & Hour Compliance

Major Office Locations

  • Chicago, IL (HQ) • Los Angeles, CA • New York, NY • San Francisco, CA • Washington, DC • London • Singapore