Kelley Drye Grows Chicago Office with Addition of Two New Litigation Partners

Monday, October 19, 2015 - 12:32

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. They focus their practices on serving clients handling regulatory investigations, government enforcement actions, and complex business litigation. 

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.

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.