Office Address

Phone Number

312-609-7890

Fax Number

312-609-5005

Email Address

balper@vedderprice.com

Firm Website

www.vedderprice.com

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Firm

Vedder Price P.C.

Main Office Address

222 North LaSalle Street
Chicago, IL 60601-1003
United States

Office Locations

Chicago, London, New York, San Francisco, Washington, D.C., Los Angeles

Firm Phone Number

312-609-7500

Firm Fax Number

312-609-5005

Personal Background

Bruce R. Alper is a Shareholder at Vedder Price P.C. where he has practiced management side labor and employment law for over 30 years. An accomplished litigator, Mr. Alper has represented employers in employment disputes of all types in judicial, administrative and arbitral forums. He has years of experience advising employers on matters involving employment discrimination, sex harassment, wrongful discharge, workforce reductions, labor relations, family/medical leaves and other employment regulatory matters. Mr. Alper represents a wide range of private-sector employers including hospitals, financial institutions, manufacturers and universities, where he partners with management, corporate counsel and human resources professionals to develop strategic, cost-effective approaches to employee relations problems and risk management.

Mr. Alper is a frequent speaker and trainer on employment law issues. He is a Fellow of the College of Labor and Employment Lawyers, and a member of the Labor and Employment Law Section of the American Bar Association, the National Association of College and University Attorneys and the Illinois Association of Healthcare Attorneys. He received his B.A. degree, cum laude, from the University of Illinois and his J.D. degree, magna cum laude, from Boston University School of Law.


Firm Background

Vedder Price is a thriving, full-service law firm that has a proud tradition of maintaining long-term relationships with our clients, many of whom have been with us since we were founded in 1952. We are an active, growing firm with offices in Chicago, New York, Washington, D.C., London, San Francisco and Los Angeles, with approximately 300 attorneys who practice in three general areas:  corporate law, labor and employment law, and general litigation.

Commitment to Diversity - The promotion of diversity is a high priority at Vedder Price. We are committed to enhancing the diversity of our workforce and promoting the likelihood of success for all people at Vedder Price to the best of our ability. We will dedicate time, energy and financial resources to achieve our goal. Our focus will include the recruitment, hiring, retention, training, professional development and advancement of a diverse group of attorneys and other employees on the basis of demonstrated merit and performance. We also will maintain and enhance an inclusive culture at Vedder Price in which individual differences are respected, appreciated, recognized as a source of strength for the firm and valued as qualities that enrich our working environment and our ability to serve our clients.

Tradition of Public Service - In addition to serving our clients, many of our attorneys participate in or otherwise support indigent legal assistance and other forms of community service. Vedder Price has a long history of support for pro bono services. One of the firm's founders helped establish the Legal Assistance Foundation of Chicago, and his commitment to pro bono activities was instilled in the firm and continues to this day. Additionally, the firm strongly endorses bar association and other professional activities. A number of our attorneys have served on and chaired committees of the American, Illinois and Chicago Bar Associations.  The Chair of the firm's Construction Law Practice Group served as the first woman President of the Seventh Circuit Bar Association.  A Litigation Shareholder served as President of the Chicago Inn of Court. Other attorneys have authored treatises or undertaken various teaching, writing and speaking responsibilities and continue to do so. The firm encourages and supports the public-service activities of its attorneys.


Firm Practice Areas

Corporate Services - The corporate practice of Vedder Price is the firm's largest practice area and provides legal services to clients ranging from large, publicly held corporations to small, emerging companies, as well as numerous partnerships and individuals. This highly regarded practice efficiently handles all types of business and financial matters for clients including:

• Antitrust
• Bankruptcy and Reorganizations
• Corporate and Commercial Finance
• Distribution, Dealer Termination and Franchise Matters
• Environmental
• Equipment Leasing
• Estate Planning and Administration
• Executive Compensation
• Financial Institutions Regulation
• Fund Formation
• Intellectual Property
• International Transactions
• Investment Management
• Mergers and Acquisitions
• Project Finance
• Real Estate, Land Use and Zoning
• Securities
• Tax
• Trade and Professional Association Law
• Venture Capital and Private Equity

Labor and Employment - Vedder Price is acknowledged as having one of the premier labor and employment law practices in the country. Clients of this practice include large national corporations, smaller professional and business corporations, multiemployer trust funds, investment managers and other plan fiduciaries in matters involving:

• Collective Bargaining
• Arbitration
• Employment Discrimination
• Equal Employment Opportunity
• ERISA and Employee Benefits
• Occupational Safety and Health Law
• NLRB Proceedings
• Wrongful Discharge Cases
• Union Welfare Plan Litigation

Litigation - Attorneys in our litigation practice handle client matters in trial and appellate courts, before administrative agencies and in arbitration and other alternative dispute resolution contexts. Our litigation attorneys have extensive experience in representing clients in matters involving:

• Alternative Dispute Resolution
• Antitrust and Unfair Competition Banking
• Bankruptcy
• Business Torts
• Civil Rights and Fair Housing
• Commercial Disputes
• Construction Law
• Contracts and General Business
• Environmental
• ERISA
• Federal Tax
• Financial Services
• Health Law/Medicare-Medicaid
• Insurance Coverage and Defense
• Intellectual Property
• Lender Liability
• Manufacturer Liability
• Product Liability and Toxic Tort Professional Liability
• Real Estate and Condemnation
• Records Management and eDiscovery
• Restrictive Covenants and Trade Secrets
• Securities Litigation and Shareholder Disputes
• Trust and Fiduciary
• White Collar Criminal Defense

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