Greensfelder, Hemker & Gale, P.C., announces the expansion of its Chicago office with the addition of three attorneys across the firm’s Securities & Financial Services, Litigation and Intellectual Property groups.
Harris L. Kay joins the Securities & Financial Services industry group as an officer. Daniel C. McCabe is a new officer in the Litigation Practice Group. Ryan J. Yager joins as an associate in the Intellectual Property Practice Group.
“We are excited to welcome Harris, Dan and Ryan to our firm as we continue to expand and enhance the level of services in key practice areas for our clients throughout the Midwest and the nation,” said David B. Goodman, Managing Officer of Greensfelder’s Chicago office. “Together, they bring decades of legal experience and market-specific knowledge that will help us further expand the footprint for Greensfelder in Chicago.”
In a release, the firm said:
Kay counsels financial services firms and individuals regarding a variety of registration, compliance, regulatory and litigation matters. He represents futures commission merchants, introducing brokers, broker-dealers, forex firms, investment advisers, commodity pool operators and commodity trading advisors in regulatory inquiries, investigations and enforcement proceedings before CFTC, SEC, FINRA, NFA and various exchanges.
Kay most recently was a shareholder with Greenberg Traurig, LLP in Chicago. He earned his law degree from the University of Richmond School of Law and his Bachelor of Arts from the College of William and Mary.
McCabe focuses his practice on complex business and commercial litigation matters including insurance coverage, construction, real estate, energy, finance, manufacturing and pharmaceutical industries. He provides service to clients in all phases of commercial litigation and also provides risk management, transactional and general counsel representation. He has successfully litigated cases in state and federal venues throughout the United States, serving as lead trial counsel in multimillion-dollar matters, and has handled mass tort and class action cases nationally and internationally.
McCabe most recently was the managing partner with the former McCabe, Miller & Morrissey LLC in Chicago. He earned his law degree from Chicago-Kent College of Law and his Bachelor of Arts from Northwestern University.
Yager works with clients in a range of industries on matters related to trademark enforcement, trade secret litigation, defense of IP portfolios and other areas of concern for businesses. He also has experience with complex commercial litigation in federal and state courts, handling issues including contract disputes, as well as copyright, trademark and non-compete agreements.
Yager previously served as corporate counsel for a power company, providing legal counsel on the company’s development of power generation and electric transmission infrastructure throughout the United States, as well as managing outside counsel on litigation-related issues. He earned his law degree (magna cum laude) from Saint Louis University School of Law and his Bachelor of Arts (cum laude) from the University of Missouri.