DLA Piper announced today that Kevin Finger and Jeffrey Torosian, the former co-chairs of Greenberg Traurig’s Chicago Litigation practice, will join the firm’s Litigation practice as partners in the Chicago office.
Finger focuses his practice on civil and bankruptcy litigation, corporate compliance, and white collar criminal matters. He also represents hedge funds, large corporations and officers and directors. Most recently, he was lead counsel in a multi-billion dollar adversary proceeding associated with a large-scale corporate bankruptcy.
Torosian handles commercial disputes involving business transactions, with a concentration on acquisition-related disputes and corporate governance issues. He has litigated and tried cases and arbitrations in over two dozen states across the country.
“Kevin and Jeff bring a history of success with complex, high-profile litigation to our practice,” said Robert Mathias, joint global leader and US chair of DLA Piper’s Litigation practice. “Globalization has created increased legal liability for our corporate clients and they need experienced lawyers like Kevin and Jeff who can navigate this increasingly turbulent environment and provide ways to manage risk and implement effective solutions.”
Finger and Torosian’s arrival comes on the heels of DLA Piper’s recently announced addition of litigator Karl Dial in Dallas. They are also the latest partners to join the firm’s growing Chicago office, which added technology and sourcing partner Gregory Manter in February.
“Kevin and Jeff are highly respected throughout the local legal community and among their clients for their legal acumen and strong leadership,” said David Mendelsohn, managing partner of the firm’s Chicago office. “We are excited that they will work alongside our high-caliber litigation team to assist clients in resolving the disputes in which they are embroiled. Kevin’s and Jeff’s experience and their superb track record of providing exceptional client service will complement the already strong team of lawyers they will be joining in our Chicago office.”
Finger has also represented corporations and employees in government investigations, and created and implemented corporate compliance programs. He was an assistant state’s attorney in Cook County, Illinois, in the financial crimes and governmental fraud unit and is currently a member of the American Bar, Illinois State Bar, Chicago Bar and Federal Bar associations, as well as the Chicago Chapter of the American Inns of Court. Finger began his legal career as a law clerk to the Honorable William J. Bauer of the US Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit.
He earned his J.D., magna cum laude, from Loyola University Chicago School of Law, where he was managing editor of the Loyola Law Journal. He received his B.S. in electrical engineering from the University of Notre Dame.
Torosian also concentrates his practice on private equity litigation, commercial fraud claims, bankruptcy litigation, trade secret litigation, shareholder disputes and M&A matters and is regularly involved in arbitration and mediation proceedings before several agencies. He also chairs the private equity litigation subcommittee of the American Bar Association and is a hearing board chair of the Illinois Attorney Registration and Disciplinary Commission.
He earned his J.D. from Pepperdine University School of Law, where he was literary editor of the Pepperdine Law Review. He received his B.A. from the University of Chicago.