Ulmer & Berne LLP is pleased to announce that Ronald Betman has joined the firm as Chicago-based counsel in its Business Litigation Practice. A veteran trial lawyer with 30 years of experience in business and financial services litigation, Mr. Betman joins Ulmer from Neal Gerber & Eisenberg LLP, where he was a partner in the General & Commercial Litigation Practice.
Mr. Betman represents individuals and Fortune 500 companies in high-stakes class action and complex litigation matters, with an emphasis on financial services-related cases, including securities and shareholder derivative liability lawsuits, as well as consumer class actions. Mr. Betman has deep experience representing individuals and businesses in state and federal courts throughout the U.S., at both the trial and appellate levels. He also represents individual directors and officers in breach of fiduciary duty and derivative claims. Mr. Betman has handled numerous SEC, CFTC and state attorney general regulatory investigations, and has written extensively in this area.
“Ulmer’s outstanding litigation practice and, in particular, its depth of experience in the area of financial services litigation, were very attractive to me in determining whether the firm would be a fit for my practice,” Mr. Betman said. “I am excited to offer my clients the benefits of this platform, and equally pleased to have the opportunity to offer my knowledge and experience to Ulmer’s existing clients.”
Mr. Betman earned his B.B.A. from the University of Michigan and his J.D. from the University of Michigan Law School.
Ulmer works with its clients to minimize the business disruptions often caused by complex business litigation, while maximizing successful outcomes. Drawing from a pool of more than 90 highly skilled attorneys actively engaged in representing clients nationwide in litigation and arbitration matters, Ulmer partners with its clients to determine goals, evaluate risks and devise proactive and cost-effective solutions. The firm’s litigators practice regularly in state and federal courts throughout the nation. Ulmer also acts as national and multi-district litigation counsel in securities, mass tort and other class action matters.