About Ian A. Vitalis
Ian Vitalis focuses his practice on white collar litigation and criminal investigations.
Bringing valuable insight from government experience
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 ensure that his clients are informed and prepared to navigate government investigations.
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.