April 3, 2013

Polsinelli Shughart welcomes Robert V. Spake, Jr. to the firm as an associate where he will practice complex commercial litigation. Spake focuses his practice on securities, shareholder class action, and derivative litigation in federal and state courts throughout the country. Spake joins a national litigation practice that stretches from Los Angeles to Washington, D.C and includes more than 60 attorneys.

“I’m really excited to join Polsinelli Shughart and look forward to collaborating with some of the country’s premiere litigation attorneys,” said Spake. “The strength of the firm’s litigation capabilities, along with its history, and where we are heading nationally as a growing firm, were all attractive to me.”

Polsinelli Shughart’s commercial litigation practice includes attorneys who are Fellows of the American College of Trial Lawyers (less than one percent of attorneys nationwide are recognized for their distinguished trial experience), as well as attorneys who receive rankings in the highly respected Chambers USA. Four former trial and appellate judges, as well as up-and-coming young litigators, are part of the sophisticated commercial litigation practice which represents some of the nation’s largest companies.

“We’re thrilled to welcome Robert to our firm,” said Commercial Litigation Chair Russ Jones. “Our firm has always been devoted to mentoring young attorneys, helping them build their practices and together, creating a strong, powerful litigation practice committed to serving our clients in the best way to help them achieve their goals.”

Spake earned his law degree from Washington and Lee University School of Law in 2007, Order of the Coif, and was the Lead Articles Editor and Staff Writer for the Washington and Lee Law Review. Prior to law school, Spake earned his B.S. in Business Administration from Washington and Lee University in 2003, and was a member of Phi Beta Kappa.

Spake is licensed to practice in New York and Illinois only.

About Polsinelli Shughart

Serving corporations, institutions, entrepreneurs, and individuals, our attorneys build enduring relationships by providing legal counsel informed by business insight to help clients achieve their objectives. This commitment to our clients’ businesses has helped us become the fastest-growing, full-service law firm in America*. With more than 600 attorneys in 16 cities, our national law firm is a recognized leader in the industries driving our growth, including health care, financial services, real estate, life sciences and technology, energy and business litigation. The firm can be found online at Polsinelli Shughart PC. In California, Polsinelli Shughart LLP.

* Inc Magazine, September 2012