Kevin Finger and Jeffrey Torosian set to join DLA Piper’s litigation practice in Chicago

DLA Piper has announced 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, concentrating on acquisition-related disputes and corporate governance issues. He has litigated and tried cases and arbitrations in more than two dozen states across the country.

Finger has represented corporations and employees in government investigations and created and implemented corporate compliance programmes. 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 JD, magna cum laude, from Loyola University Chicago School of Law, where he was managing editor of the Loyola Law Journal. He received his BS 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 JD from Pepperdine University School of Law, where he was literary editor of the Pepperdine Law Review. He received his BA from the University of Chicago.