Kelley Drye & Warren LLP is pleased to announce that Randall D. Lehner and Givonna St Clair Long have joined the firm as partners, based in its Chicago office. Mr. Lehner and Ms. Long focus their practices on serving clients handling regulatory investigations, government enforcement actions, and complex business litigation.
“Randy and Givonna will enhance Kelley Drye’s litigation practice and deepen the expertise we provide to clients in the financial services industry, among others,” said Henry T. Kelly, managing partner of the Chicago office. “We are thrilled to welcome them to our growing Chicago office.”
Mr. Lehner represents a diverse group of clients including corporations, government agencies, directors, officers, and regulated professionals across a broad spectrum of financial services, consumer products, and manufacturing industries. Mr. Lehner has defended against a wide variety of SEC enforcement actions and securities lawsuits ranging from insider trading to misrepresentations in the sale of securities. He has prosecuted and defended many complex commercial litigation matters, including class actions, trade secrets and non-competition clauses, business torts, breach of contract, and insurance coverage. Mr. Lehner joins the firm from Ulmer & Berne, LLP, where he served as Partner-in-Charge of the Chicago office.
Mr. Lehner said, “Kelley Drye provides a strong platform of practices throughout the country and a depth of experience that aligns well with the needs of our clients. I look forward to collaborating with attorneys around the firm, knowing that Kelley Drye has the size and talent base to serve clients effectively and efficiently with their complex matters.”
Ms. Long is among the “Chicago Women in Law: Making an Impact” published by Chicago Lawyer Magazine and is listed as an Illinois Super Lawyer Rising Star. In 2012, she was selected as one of the “Best LGBT Lawyers Under 40” by the LGBT Bar Association. Ms. Long has extensive experience representing clients before industry arbitration panels and regulatory authorities, including the SEC. She has represented a wide range of clients in disputes involving breach of contract, breach of fiduciary duty, tortious interference, unfair competition, misappropriation of trade secrets, securities fraud, consumer fraud and breaches of non-competition, non-solicitation, and non-disclosure agreements. She has also conducted internal investigations to identify potential claims for fraud and negligence. Ms. Long also joins the firm from Ulmer & Berne, LLP where she was a partner.
“We appreciate that Kelley Drye attorneys take a team approach to the practice of law and look forward to servicing clients within that environment,” said Ms. Long.
Mr. Lehner and Ms. Long join a team of nearly 100 litigators working throughout the firm’s seven offices. Clients turn to Kelley Drye’s litigation team for its formidable experience across a wide universe of commercial litigation areas, and the firm is listed among 24 “Highly Recommended” firms for litigation in a survey of Fortune 500 corporate counsel conducted by BTI Consulting.