LOS ANGELES – Katten Muchin Rosenman LLP is pleased to announce the addition of Richard H. Zelichov as a Los Angeles-based partner in its Securities Litigation Practice. Mr. Zelichov becomes the sixth partner to join the practice since March, when Bruce G. Vanyo joined the Firm’s L.A. office as practice co-chair. Partner Anissa D. Seymour joined Mr. Vanyo in the L.A. office in June, and in August, Eric A. Kuwana joined the Firm’s Washington office as Deputy Chairman of the Firm’s Litigation Practice, along with partners Ugo Colella and Catherine Sun Wood.
Prior to joining Katten, Mr. Zelichov was an associate in the Litigation workgroup of Irell & Manella LLP’s Los Angeles office. Prior to that, he served as a law clerk to the Honorable Alfred T. Goodwin of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit.
Mr. Zelichov focuses his practice on securities litigation matters and business tort disputes. His experience includes the defense of corporate executives in a variety of civil securities matters and SEC and Department of Justice investigations. He has also defended a wide range of companies and their executives in securities class actions.
Mr. Zelichov received his B.A. from Yale College and his J.D. from the Columbia University School of Law, where he was a Harlan Fiske Stone Scholar, a James Kent Scholar and managing editor of the Columbia Journal of Law & Special Problems. He is admitted to practice in California and before the United States District Court for the Central and Northern Districts of California, the United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit and the United States Supreme Court.
Katten is nationally recognized for its experience and record of success in defending clients in shareholder securities class actions, corporate governance cases, internal investigations, regulatory enforcement proceedings, and Department of Justice prosecutions. Its attorneys have obtained early dismissals of cases around the country and work aggressively to narrow the plaintiff’s allegations, limit costly discovery and tailor the defense to the precise needs of the case and the client. The Firm represents corporations, financial institutions, entrepreneurial enterprises, investment advisory firms, individual officers and directors and broker-dealers, in federal, state and administrative forums throughout the country. Among its experienced securities litigators are former Assistant United States Attorneys, former SEC Enforcement Attorneys, and former Department of Justice Associate Attorneys General.