CHICAGO  (August 8, 2013) – Ulmer & Berne LLP has once again expanded its business litigation team in Chicago, with the addition of Andrew J. Jarzyna as a partner in the firm’s Business Litigation Practice Group. Mr. Jarzyna joins Ulmer & Berne from Skadden, Arps Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP & Affiliates. The addition of Mr. Jarzyna marks the third partner hire for the firm’s Chicago office in three months.

“With 15 years of deep experience handling complex problems for large companies, Andy is a tremendous addition to our team,” said Michael N. Ungar, chair of Ulmer & Berne’s Litigation Department. “Andy is the second high-profile litigation addition in the last 30 days, and another example of the firm’s commitment to growth of our litigation practice in Chicago.”

At Ulmer & Berne, Mr. Jarzyna’s practice will continue to focus on complex litigation. He has experience in state and federal trial and appellate courts throughout the country and in various types of commercial arbitration. Mr. Jarzyna has represented clients from a variety of industries, including pharmaceutical insurance, managed care, telecommunications, commercial finance, utility, private equity, distribution, and manufacturing. He has handled a broad spectrum of cases and claims, and focuses on defending corporations against allegations of breach of contract, fraud, deceptive advertising, and violations of RICO and consumer fraud statutes.

“We know that Andy will immediately contribute to the already strong business litigation practice,” noted Joseph A. Castrodale, chair of the firm’s Business Litigation Practice Group. “His attention to first-rate client service and responsiveness mirrors our team’s approach to finding the best solutions for our clients.”

“With the addition of Andy, the rapid growth of the Chicago office continues ,” echoed Michael D. Switzer, partner-in-charge of the firm’s Chicago office. “Andy’s stellar background and complex litigation practice are an excellent fit with our local growth plan.”

Mr. Jarzyna earned his J.D. from Northwestern University School of Law and his B.A. from the University of Chicago.

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