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Partner Ken Rechtoris Brings Trial Expertise to Sheppard Mullin Chicago

Firm Expands Office With Litigation Attorney Addition

July 9, 2014

Kenneth E. Rechtoris has joined Sheppard, Mullin, Richter & Hampton LLP in the firm’s Chicago office as a partner in the firm's Business Trial practice group.  Rechtoris joins from K&L Gates. 

"Ken is a top-notch litigator, whose background and expertise is an excellent fit with us.  We continue to grow core practice groups like Business Trial and expand our litigation capabilities to better serve clients," said Guy N. Halgren, chairman of Sheppard Mullin.

“I am very excited to have Ken join us in Chicago and look forward to again practicing with him.  He is an outstanding trial attorney and a great addition to our growing Chicago office,” commented Lawrence C. Eppley, managing partner of Sheppard Mullin’s Chicago office. 

"I am thrilled to join Sheppard Mullin and rejoin Larry and the group of attorneys I previously practiced with at Bell, Boyd.  I was particularly impressed with the firm’s commitment to grow the Chicago office, as well as the firm’s collegial culture and entrepreneurial spirit," Rechtoris stated. 

Rechtoris has tried numerous jury and bench trials to conclusion in state and federal courts throughout the country.  He has extensive experience in all aspects of commercial litigation, including complex contractual disputes, securities fraud, securities and consumer credit class actions, shareholder derivative actions, multi-district litigation, real estate disputes, partnership disputes, commercial tort cases, insurance coverage disputes and restrictive covenant litigation.

Rechtoris’ litigation experience includes the representation of mutual funds and fund trustees, numerous Fortune 500 companies in securities, professional liability and commercial disputes, various large financial institutions in putative class actions, large insurance brokers, and Cook County in employment and governmental litigation.  He also regularly handles appellate matters.

Rechtoris received his J.D., Order of the Coif, from the University of Iowa College of Law in 1985 and a B.B.A., with distinction, from University of Iowa in 1982. 

Sheppard Mullin’s Business Trial practice group includes more than 200 attorneys firmwide.  The firm has 19 attorneys based in its Chicago office.