William B. Bruce
William represents corporate and individual clients in complex commercial litigation and in internal and government investigations. He is a trusted advisor and experienced litigator in a variety of areas of law. He is passionate about his clients and about achieving optimal resolutions at minimum cost and maximum value. Prior to joining Katten & Temple, William was a litigation attorney at Sidley Austin.
John M. George, Jr.
John M. George, Jr. has served as lead counsel in state and federal courts throughout the country and has represented clients at trial, on appeal, and in arbitrations. His clients have included financial institutions, Big Four accounting firms, and Fortune 500 companies and their officers and directors. He has represented defendants in securities, ERISA, and antitrust class actions, as well as derivative suits, accountant malpractice cases, SEC investigations and enforcement actions, and general commercial litigation.
Richard B. Kapnick
Brad is an experienced trial lawyer who has served as lead counsel in numerous matters involving complex commercial litigation and advised corporate officers and directors at critical junctures of business disputes. His clients also include business leaders, public and private companies, stockholders and activist investors, broker dealers and parties to bankruptcy and real estate-related claims. He has also regularly appeared in matters involving state and federal securities laws, directors’ and officers’ liability, and complex financial transactions, including mergers & acquisitions and post-transaction disputes. He has been recognized for the quality of his work by Leading Lawyers, Super Lawyers and Legal 500.
Mitchell B. Katten
Mitchell B. Katten has experience in trial and appellate litigation and counseling practice. He represents corporate and individual clients in all aspects of commercial litigation. He has experience with complex litigation in state and federal court.
Lawrence University in 1984
Washington University Law School in St. Louis in 1988
Matthew A. Koschnitzki
Matt joined Katten & Temple as a law clerk before graduating law school and passing the bar exam. Prior to joining Katten & Temple, Matt gained hands-on experience as a judicial extern in Will County and then as a law clerk at a personal injury firm. As an associate, Matt represents clients in various corporate and commercial matters in state and federal court.
Juris Doctor, University of Illinois College of Law, 2020
Bachelor of Arts in Political Science, University of Illinois, 2016
Brandon D. Lawniczak
Brandon D. Lawniczak has three decades of legal experience advising clients on a variety of issues, both as a litigation partner at a major law firm and as in-house counsel at an international technology consulting company. Brandon’s passion is providing his clients with thoughtful analysis of their legal rights and providing practical, business-focused advice.
J.D., University of Michigan Law School
B.S., Industrial & Operations Engineering, University of Michigan, College of Engineering
Brian S. Levy
Brian S. Levy, Of Counsel to Katten & Temple, LLP, provides practical regulatory, transactional and dispute resolution guidance primarily to banks, mortgage lenders and vendors to mortgage bankers. Mr. Levy has unique experience with RESPA, TILA, and other mortgage origination, servicing and banking regulations, marketing and ventures, contract negotiation and loan sales, commercial and residential real estate and finance and regulatory compliance and enforcement actions. Mr. Levy also represents summer camp owners and buyers in the purchase and sale of summer camps.
Nancy A. Temple
Nancy A. Temple has experience in state and federal trial and appellate courts, primarily in commercial litigation. She has represented financial institutions, manufacturers, public accounting firms, and digital media providers in federal securities, patent, malpractice and consumer fraud litigation and in various other business disputes.
Nancy currently serves on the Leadership Council for the Mercy Home for Boys and Girls, the Adler Planetarium Women’s Board, the Lyric Guild Board and the Da Corneto Opera Board.
Jeffrey R. Tone
Jeffrey R. Tone has served as lead counsel in state and federal courts throughout the country and has represented clients at trial, on appeal, and in arbitrations. He has had responsibility for significant matters for four different major accounting firms, including jury trials in state and federal court, as well as for financial institutions, Fortune 500 companies and their officers and directors. Such representation has included securities class actions, derivative actions, insurance matters, and professional malpractice claims, including actions brought by the FIDC and other receivers and liquidating trusts. He has also represented clients in investigations by the SEC’s Division of Enforcement and other governmental agencies.