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CHICAGO - Ulmer & Berne LLP has announced that Daniel Montenaro has joined the firm's Business Litigation Group as counsel in the Chicago office.
Montenaro, 37, joins the firm after spending more than nine years as in-house counsel to two major financial services companies. Montenaro is Ulmer & Berne's latest addition in Chicago, where the firm has undertaken a strategic growth initiative over the last 18 months, growing from just two attorneys to the current 16.
Montenaro concentrates his practice on civil litigation and transactional matters in the financial services arena, as well as regulatory compliance and investigations. While in-house for his previous clients, Montenaro managed and negotiated major offensive and defensive matters, handled complaint and early claim evaluation, directed dispute resolution, litigation strategy development, case management budgets, brief writing and client counseling for consumer class actions, commercial and vendor litigation, regulatory actions and individual consumer matters.
Montenaro also has extensive regulatory and compliance experience, having previously handled several state regulatory and compliance matters in the financial services sector. In addition, he was active in commercial transactional work, serving as lead negotiator supporting procurement and vendor management. Montenaro has also negotiated private label credit card agreements, asset purchase and sale agreements and third-party provider agreements for merchant credit card programs in the power sports, consumer electronics, furniture and retail industries.
Montenaro earned his J.D. from Cleveland State University, Cleveland-Marshall College of Law and his B.A. from DePaul University.
Ulmer & Berne, established in 1908, is a full-service Midwest regional law firm with 175 attorneys in Chicago and Cleveland, Cincinnati and Columbus, Ohio. For more information, visit www.ulmer.com.