New Lawyer Strengthens Commercial Litigation Practice in Bryan Cave’s Chicago Office

November 12, 2012

CHICAGO, IL, November 12, 2012 - The international law firm Bryan Cave LLP announced today that Maria Z. Vathis has joined the firm’s Chicago office as of counsel.

Vathis will practice with the Commercial Litigation Client Service Group. Her work focuses on complex civil litigation in the representation of commercial clients, including defending national class actions, and the representation of international and domestic insurers in various professional liability and first-party property matters. Prior to joining Bryan Cave, Vathis practiced with another Chicago law firm.

Vathis received her J.D. from DePaul University in 2001 and her B.A. from the University of Illinois in 1998.

Bryan Cave LLP ( has a diversified international legal practice. The firm represents a wide variety of business, financial, institutional and individual clients, including publicly held multinational corporations, large and mid-sized privately held companies, partnerships and emerging companies. Subsidiary Bryan Cave International Consulting provides trade and customs consultancy. Aided by extensive investments in technology, Bryan Cave’s more than 1,100 lawyers and other professionals in over 30 offices across the United States, the United Kingdom, Continental Europe and Asia efficiently serve clients’ needs in the world’s key business and financial markets.

For more information, contact:
Leslie Leader Brooks
Client Relations Manager