About Ian A. Vitalis
Ian Vitalis is an associate in the Litigation practice, focusing primarily on financial markets litigation, regulatory defense, and white-collar defense.
Broad experience leads to a wealth of knowledge
Ian brings his broad experience interning in government agencies to help clients who are facing regulatory investigations and enforcement actions. Before joining Katten, Ian held internship positions at the SEC, CFTC, FINRA and the US Attorney's Office. In these roles, Ian assisted in bringing regulatory enforcement actions and criminal prosecutions. Ian draws on this experience to deliver effective solutions to his clients.
During law school, Ian gained trial experience in the Bluhm Legal Clinic, where he second-chaired a jury trial, representing a client facing felony theft and wire fraud charges brought by the Illinois Attorney General. Ian was also a senior editor of the Northwestern Journal of International Law and Business.
Prior to law school, Ian worked as a compliance analyst at one of the largest banks in the United States, where he coordinated the bank's preparation for examinations by state and federal regulators, including the Federal Reserve and FDIC.