Ulmer Bolsters Chicago Litigation Practice

Ulmer & Berne LLP announced that financial services litigator, Jonathon D. Drews, has joined the firm as an associate in its growing Chicago office. The addition of Drews, who comes to Ulmer from Hinshaw & Culbertson LLP, reinforces the firm’s highly-ranked Financial Services & Securities Litigation Practice Group.

“Over the past few years, we have been steadily growing our Chicago office and attorneys like Jonathon, who bring both industry knowledge and client service acumen, are essential to that growth,” said Alan M. Wolper, Partner-In-Charge of Ulmer’s Chicago office.

Drews joins a banking, finance, and securities litigation practice that is already ranked as one of the best in the nation by U.S. News – Best Lawyers®. He will focus his practice on the representation of financial institutions, investment advisers, and broker-dealers in a broad range of litigation matters. His securities practice involves handling both customer and industry disputes, regulatory matters before the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA), the United States Securities & Exchange Commission (SEC), and the state securities commission, as well as regulatory investigations and disputes.

“Jonathon has the right combination of intelligence, versatility, and financial industry experience to excel in our litigation practice,” said Michael N. Ungar, Chair of Ulmer’s Litigation Department. “The addition of Jonathon to our litigation group will help us satisfy growing client demand by bolstering the top-tier client service for which we are known.”

Ulmer’s national Financial Services & Securities Litigation Practice Group represents some of the largest and best-known institutions in broker-dealer, commodities, investment management, trust, futures, employment, consumer banking, and self-directed IRA custodian litigation, on matters ranging from FINRA arbitrations, to SEC administrative proceedings, to federal and state court class actions and individual lawsuits. The firm also advises financial clients on data privacy and information security training and compliance, and counsels them through the regulatory and litigation fall-out resulting from data breaches.

“We have developed tremendous bench strength in financial services litigation and related regulatory matters, and that includes our associates, whom we see as future leaders in the practice,” said Frances Floriano Goins, Co-Chair of Ulmer’s Financial Services & Securities Litigation Practice Group. “Financial service providers are increasingly experiencing litigation and regulatory issues, and we have built a team of attorneys with specific industry experience and trial pedigrees who are well qualified to counsel our financial sector clients in a broad range of matters.”

Drews graduated from The John Marshall Law School (Chicago) after receiving a B.S. in English from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.