Seyfarth Shaw Partner Kevin Lesinski Joins San Francisco Office : "His wealth of knowledge and experience will complement our litigation team in San Francisco."

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Seyfarth Shaw LLP, one of America’s leading full-service law firms, today announced that Kevin J. Lesinski, partner in the firm’s Commercial Litigation Practice Group, has relocated from the firm’s Boston office to its San Francisco office.

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I look forward to working with my colleagues on the West Coast and drawing on our nation-wide resources in order to continue to provide high quality services to our clients coast-to-coast.

Lesinski is an experienced trial lawyer and a founding member of Seyfarth Shaw's Securities and Financial Litigation Practice Group. He litigates on behalf of "Big Four" accounting firms, insurance companies, financial services firms, public and private corporations and corporate officers and directors in complex litigation, class actions and bankruptcy adversary proceedings. He also represents corporate boards and audit committees in internal corporate investigations. Lesinski has successfully defended clients in investigations and enforcement actions by the Securities and Exchange Commission, the Department of Justice, state accountancy boards and state commissioners of revenue. He has extensive jury trial and appellate experience in cases involving claims of securities fraud, accountant liability, trade secret misappropriation, consumer fraud, ERISA liability, breach of fiduciary duties and breach of contract.

"Kevin is an exceptionally talented litigator," said Larry Butler, head of San Francisco's Litigation practice. "With increasing demands for our commercial litigation work, Kevin's arrival is very timely. His wealth of knowledge and experience will complement our litigation team in San Francisco."

Seyfarth Shaw's Commercial Litigation Practice Group combines the dedicated focus of a litigation boutique and the resources of a national firm in a singular commitment to their clients' objectives and the successful resolution of claims. As a national firm, the group's attorneys draw upon a depth of resources and the remarkable insight from colleagues in a broad range of practices, from tax to healthcare, intellectual property to real estate, transportation to employee benefits.

"We are delighted that Kevin has joined our San Francisco litigation team," said Nick C. Geannacopulos, managing partner of Seyfarth Shaw's San Francisco office. "Kevin's relocation from one coast to the other illustrates our firm's ability to meet our clients' needs regardless of where any one attorney sits. We draw on the talent of our attorneys throughout all of our offices."

The San Francisco office of Seyfarth Shaw, which opened in 1984, offers a full-range of legal services and attorneys with significant experience in litigation, labor and employment, international labor matters, real estate, government contracts, construction matters and bankruptcy. The office is particularly known for its extensive trial experience, as reflected by its litigators having tried nine trials in the past 16 months.

Lesinski began practicing law in California 25 years ago and has remained an active member of the California Bar ever since. He has successfully handled many high profile cases throughout the state. Lesinski graduated from the University of Arizona and later earned his J.D. from Harvard Law School. He is a member of the Board of Directors of the Greater Boston Chamber of Commerce. Lesinski is also a frequent speaker on legal trends affecting American and international business, including directors' and officers' liability, securities fraud, insurance best practices, accountant liability and the protection of intellectual property.

"I am delighted to continue my work with the Commercial Litigation Group at Seyfarth Shaw from the San Francisco office," said Lesinski. "I look forward to working with my colleagues on the West Coast and drawing on our nation-wide resources in order to continue to provide high quality services to our clients coast-to-coast."

Seyfarth Shaw has over 750 attorneys located in nine offices throughout the United States including Chicago, New York, Boston, Washington D.C., Atlanta, Houston, Los Angeles, San Francisco and Sacramento, as well as Brussels, Belgium. The firm provides a broad range of legal services in the areas of real estate, labor and employment, employee benefits, litigation and business services. Seyfarth Shaw's practice reflects virtually every industry and segment of the country's business and social fabric. Clients include over 300 of the Fortune 500 companies, financial institutions, newspapers and other media, hotels, health care organizations, airlines and railroads. The firm also represents a number of federal, state, and local governmental and educational entities. For more information, please visit http://www.seyfarth.com.

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