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2020 Vault Rankings

About Vedder Price

Vedder Price is a 300+ attorney firm with offices in Chicago; London; Los Angeles; New York; San Francisco; Singapore; and Washington, DC. 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 two offices abroad in London and Singapore. 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

The firm launched the Vedder Price Diversity Scholarship in 2005. Law students from a select group of law schools are eligible (see the firm's website for a complete list). The scholarship grants $7,500 to each recipient to defray law school expenses, as well as a summer associate position at the firm following the recipient's 1L year. The firm generally awards one scholarship out of its New York office and one out of its Chicago office.

Vedder Price

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


President and CEO: Michael A. Nemeroff
Hiring Attorney: Venu V. Talanki

Base Salary

1st year: $190,000
Summer associate: $3,654/week

Summer Program

Summer Associate Offers:
10 out of 10 (2Ls) (2018)

Employment Contact

Amanda K. Brummel
Manager of Legal Recruiting
(312) 609-5069
New York, Washington, DC, London, San Francisco, and Los Angeles
Elise H. Rippe
Manager of Legal Recruiting
(212) 407-6944

Major Office Locations

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

Major Departments

Affirmative Action & OFCCP Compliance
Alternative Dispute Resolution
Antitrust & Trade Regulation
Asset Securitization
Bank & Thrift Regulation & Enforcement
Bank Mergers & Acquisition Strategy
Bankruptcy & Creditors’ Rights
Business Immigration
Class Action Defense
Complex Litigation
Corporate & Governance
Derivatives and Structured Products
Director & Officer Defense
Employee Stock Ownership Plans
Employment Class Action Defense
Employment Law Training
Estate Planning
Executive Compensation & Employee Benefits
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
Privacy, Cybersecurity, & Media
Private Equity & Venture Capital
Product Liability & Mass Tort
Real Estate
Restrictive Covenants & Trade Secrets
Securities & Capital Markets
Securities Litigation
Wage & Hour Compliance