Area of Practice
Northwestern University School of Law, J.D., cum laude, 2003; National Trial Team
Transylvania University, B.A., cum laude, Political Science, 1999
Hon. Joan H. Lefkow, United States District Court, Northern District of Illinois, 2005-2007
Since joining the firm, Mr. Vest's practice has focused on a variety of litigation matters, including the representation of a major accounting firm in connection with its audit work for a former client, litigation seeking payment of a finder's fee earned in connection with the acquisition of a preeminent NFL franchise, and the prosecution of civil RICO and fraud claims arising out of the wrongful sale of interests in leading thoroughbred stallions.
In 1999, Mr. Vest graduated magna cum laude from Transylvania University with a bachelor's degree in Political Science. He received his J.D. from the Northwestern University School of Law in 2003, where he was a member of the National Trial Team. Prior to joining the firm, Mr. Vest served a two-year term as law clerk to the Honorable Joan H. Lefkow, United States District Court for the Northern District of Illinois.
Selected Publications and Presentations
Co-author, Consumer Protection Statutes, the Learned Intermediary Doctrine and Beyond, International Association of Defense Counsel, Drug, Device, and Biotech Committee Newsletter, November 2004.
Co-author, Expert Depositions: Winning This Key Battle, Minnesota Continuing Legal Education, "Deposition Techniques" Seminar, February 2005.
Co-author, The Future of Mandatory Pre-Dispute Consumer Arbitration, Bloomberg Law Reports, August 2010
The BSF Report: Spring 2013 (03.08.2013)
Firm Report: January 2008 (Vol. 3, Issue I) (01.22.2008)