John W. Rotunno, a partner in K&L Gates' Chicago office, concentrates his practice in complex and multi-district litigation, including investment company litigation, securities litigation, shareholder derivative litigation, merger and acquisition litigation, fiduciary litigation, and consumers class actions. He has represented clients in internal investigations, valuation proceedings, including the valuation of a substantial interest in a founding NFL franchise, trade secret misappropriation cases, patent infringement litigation, trust litigation, partnership disputes and estate litigation. He also is experienced in distributorship and supply chain litigation and commercial tort and contract cases, as well as accountant's liability and RICO actions.
Mr. Rotunno has represented numerous publicly held corporations, investment companies, investment advisers, independent directors and trustees, major accounting firms, banks, savings and loans, corporate officers and directors and other individuals, including a former Attorney General of the United States, in the state and federal trial and appellate courts. He also served as coordinating counsel for a national consumer credit company in numerous lawsuits, many of which sought punitive damages for allegedly fraudulent practices.
Mr. Rotunno has practiced for more than 35 years in the state and federal courts in Chicago and across the country, representing clients in actions pending in numerous jurisdictions including California, Delaware, Florida, Indiana, Maryland, Michigan, New Jersey, New York, New Mexico, Texas, and Wisconsin. He has tried cases in both the state and federal courts, including the United States Tax Court. In addition to his service as an advocate, Mr. Rotunno has counseled clients on contract, distribution, and licensing issues, as well as on compliance issues and internal corporate policies and procedures.
Mr. Rotunno has served as a Global Co-Practice Area Leader for the firm’s Litigation and Dispute Resolution Practice Area.
Illinois State Bar Association
Securities, Investment Company and Derivative Litigation
Other Commercial Disputes