LOS ANGELES and CHICAGO, March 9 – LAWFUEL – The Law News Network – Katten Muchin Rosenman LLP has significantly expanded the scope of its securities litigation practice group with the addition of Bruce G. Vanyo as Partner and Co-Chair of the
Securities Litigation Practice. Mr. Vanyo joins the Firm’s Los Angeles office
and will also join the Firm’s Board of Directors.
Mr. Vanyo has practiced exclusively in the area of securities litigation
for more than 30 years and has defended more than 200 major securities cases.
A winning litigator, in the past five years he has secured complete victories
in 21 cases, including seven appellate victories in five different federal
courts of appeal. As a leading figure in the practice and development of
securities law, Mr. Vanyo was asked by Congress to draft the pleading and safe
harbor provisions of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995.
“Bruce and I have known each other for more than a decade and we have
always had tremendous respect for each other,” said David H. Kistenbroker,
Chairman of Katten Muchin Rosenman’s National Litigation Department and Co-
Chair of the Securities Litigation Practice.
The Firm’s Securities Litigation Practice focuses on the defense of
publicly traded companies and their directors and officers in securities class
actions, SEC and DOJ investigations, corporate governance disputes, and
“By adding Bruce to the partnership, we will have an even greater ability
to represent many companies involved in these types of cases from coast to
coast,” said Vincent A.F. Sergi, the Firm’s Managing Partner. “We are
thrilled to have Bruce join our firm.”
Mr. Vanyo’s practice includes defense of securities actions, defense of
derivative litigation, representation before the SEC, and representation of
board committees in conducting internal investigations. He also provides
counseling in corporate governance matters. His practice is national, with
clients spanning several industries, with a special emphasis on technology
companies, but also including those in the life sciences, airline, motion
picture, banking, and insurance sectors. His clients have included Krispy
Kreme Doughnuts, Dell Computer Corporation, The Boeing Company, Fluor
Corporation, America West Airlines (now US Airways Group, Inc.), Amdocs
Limited, Sun Microsystems, Inc. and Genentech, Inc.
Mr. Vanyo has served as chair of the Annual Securities Litigation and
Enforcement Institute for the Practising Law Institute since 1984. He was
chairman of the Committee for the Administration of Justice Reform of the
State Bar of California and president of the Securities Litigation Section,
Bar Association of San Francisco. He has served as an attorney delegate,
Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals Judicial Conference.
Prior to joining Katten Muchin Rosenman, Mr. Vanyo was a Partner in the
Los Angeles office of Kirkland & Ellis LLP and previously Co-Chairman of the
Securities Litigation Group at Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati, in their Palo
Alto office. He holds a J.D. from Columbia Law School and a B.S., summa cum
laude, from Miami University (Ohio).
Katten Muchin Rosenman LLP (http://www.kattenlaw.com) is a national, full-
service law firm with offices in the nation’s largest centers of business,
government, finance and technology and an associated entity in London. The
Firm’s 600 attorneys in more than 40 practice areas provide timely and cost-
effective counsel to clients in numerous industries. They serve as business
advisors and advocates for a wide range of public and private companies —
from entrepreneurial, emerging-growth, and middle market firms to global
Fortune 100 corporations — as well as government entities, non-profits, and
charitable and cultural organizations.