Crain's Chicago Business named Litigation partners Charles DeVore and David Luger to the "2021 Notable Rising Stars in Law" list for their contributions to legal profession. The list features 74 attorneys who are "making an impact in all corners of their profession" through their practices and strong commitment to pro bono work.
Noted for his work in commercial litigation, enforcement actions and government investigations, the profile on Charlie highlights his COVID-19-related pro bono work with the National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers and the Illinois Prison Project to help secure the early release of elderly and medically vulnerable federal and state inmates considered as not posing a risk to their communities. He also worked with a team of Katten attorneys to support a nonprofit in their efforts to secure a refund from a hotel after the nonprofit canceled its annual conference.
David's profile notes his particular financial markets litigation experience defending clients before regulatory bodies such as the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC), Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) and the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA). Crain's recognized him for his work with prisoners at FCI Oakdale in Louisiana, a prison hard hit by the COVID-19 pandemic, and for his advocacy on behalf of two clients for post-conviction relief from significant sentences. David was awarded the Katten Pro Bono Service Award in 2020 and directed his honorarium to the Center for Human Rights and Constitutional Law. ("2021 Notable Rising Stars in Law," September 3, 2021)