About Vedder Price P.C.

International law firm Vedder Price offers its clients their pick from a wide array of services but attracts particular attention for its finance and transportation practices and for its defense in the 2012 class action suit Jorie Johnson v. The John Marshall Law School. Headquartered in Chicago, the firm has represented clients from financial organizations and educational institutions to CEOs and talk show hosts. 

Metropolises Here and Abroad

Formerly known as Vedder, Price, Kaufman & Kammholz, PC, Chicago firm Vedder Price's taste for the metropolis extends beyond the Midwest. The firm was founded in 1952 and has since expanded its presence with domestic branches in New York and DC 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." Still, the firm gets by. Vedder Price ranks in the AmLaw 200 for gross revenue and Chambers ranked it top-tier nationally for its Aviation: Finance and Banking & Finance practices.

CEOs and Talk Show Hosts

Vedder Price has gone to bat for all sorts of high-profile individuals. Vedder Price served as counsel to Huron Consulting Group co-founder and CEO and Chairman Gary Holdren in a 2009 SEC investigation. With the firm's help, charges against Holdren were dismissed in summer 2012. Vedder Price also advised PBS talk show host Charlie Rose and his eponymous production company in settling an unpaid intern wage suit.  

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 maritime, aviation, railroad and aerospace industries. The firm finances all manners of transportation vessels from railway cars to cruise ships, ferries and carriers to small jets, turbopop aircrafts and helicopters. Vedder Price is particularly known for its Maritime and Aviation 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 P.C.

222 North LaSalle Street
Chicago, IL 60601-1003
Phone: (312) 609-7500
Fax: (312) 609-5005


  • Employer Type: Private
  • President and CEO: Michael A. Nemeroff
  • Hiring Attorney: Dana Armagno
  • Total No. Attorneys 2014: 308

  • Employment Contact
    Bo Kim
    Manager of Legal Recruiting & Diversity Initiatives
    Chicago, IL 60601
    Phone: (312) 609-7500
    Email: bkim@vedderprice.com

  • Base Salary
    1st year: $145,000
    Summer associate: $2,788/week

  • Major Departments & Practices
    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
    Business Immigration
    Class Action Defense
    Complex Litigation
    Corporate & Corporate Governance Services
    Data Privacy & Security
    Directors & Officers
    Employee Benefits & Executive Compensation
    Employment Class Action Defense
    Employment Law Training
    Estate Planning
    Finance & Secured Lending
    Finance & Transactions
    Franchise & Dealer Liability
    General Equipment Leasing & Finance
    Government Contracts
    Government Enforcement & Special Investigations
    Health Care & Health Care Finance
    Information Management & eDiscovery
    Information Technology & Licensing
    Infrastructure Development & Finance
    Intellectual Property
    Intellectual Property Litigation
    Investment Services
    Labor Relations
    Mergers & Acquisitions
    Private Equity & Venture Capital
    Product Liability & Mass Tort
    Real Estate
    Restrictive Covenants & Trade Secrets
    Securities & Capital Markets
    Securities Litigation
    Trade & Professional Associations
    Wage & Hour Compliance

Major Office Locations

  • Chicago, OH (HQ)
  • New York, NY
  • Washington, DC
  • London

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