Ronald L. Marmer has represented clients for more than three decades in the most difficult and complex litigated matters. Mr. Marmer was the 2011-2012 Chair of the American Bar Association Section of Litigation. He is a former Chair of the Section's Securities Litigation Committee and Professional Liability Litigation Committee and of the Chicago Bar Association's Securities Law Committee. He also is a co-author of the volume on class actions and derivative shareholder suits in Moore's treatise on federal practice.
Representing plaintiffs and defendants, Mr. Marmer has extensive experience in successfully handling high-stakes litigation. As plaintiffs' counsel, he has obtained jury verdicts and judgments of more than $1 billion. As defense counsel, in jury and bench trials, he has secured no-liability judgments in cases seeking hundreds of millions of dollars. Mr. Marmer practices in complex and commercial litigation involving a wide variety of substantive areas of law, with particular focus on matters involving securities, derivatives, and complex financial disputes. He has represented businesses, directors and officers, attorneys, and other professionals in judicial proceedings, arbitrations, and before the Securities and Exchange Commission.
Commitment to Pro Bono Service
Mr. Marmer has represented pro bono clients accused of state and federal crimes in the trial courts and on appeal. He also is a member of the Board of Directors of the Legal Assistance Foundation of Metropolitan Chicago and the Association of the Bar of the City of New York Fund, Inc.
Education, Authorship, and Bar Membership
Mr. Marmer is a 1977 graduate of the University of Virginia Law School, where he was a member of the Virginia Law Review and Order of the Coif. In 1974, he received his Bachelor of Science and Master of Arts degrees from Northwestern University. Mr. Marmer is a member of the bars of Illinois, New York, the Northern District of Illinois, the Eastern District of Michigan, the Southern District of New York, the Eastern District of New York, the Second, Sixth, Seventh, and Ninth Circuits of the United States Court of Appeals, the Illinois Supreme Court, and the United States Supreme Court.