Alan N. Salpeter - Kaye Scholer LLP

Alan N. Salpeter

Listed in Best Lawyers since 1993

Alan Salpeter is Special Counsel in Kaye Scholer’s Complex Commercial Litigation Department, focused on securities and financial services litigation. He has tried approximately 70 bench and jury trials and argued 20 appeals in federal and state courts throughout the country. Chambers USA (2007) described Alan as a “premier trial lawyer and master strategist.” According to Chambers, Alan “is tenacious, unafraid, creative and, above all, he wins.”


Alan has particular experience relating to securities fraud and consumer class actions; cases arising out of mergers and acquisitions; contested tender offers; proxy contests; aborted business transactions and business failures; alleged breaches of fiduciary duty and negligence by corporate officers and directors; malpractice suits against accountants, lawyers and consultants; and antitrust issues. He also has extensive arbitration and mediation experience.

Alan has represented clients in virtually every industry, including: insurance, banking and financial institutions, commercial real estate, technology, energy, mining, public accounting, manufacturing, construction, education, transportation, food and beverage, shipping, healthcare, retail, and pharmaceuticals.

Prior to joining Kaye Scholer, Alan was a partner at Dewey & LeBoeuf LLP; prior to that he was a partner at Mayer Brown LLP where he also co-chaired their Litigation Department from 1994 to 2000.

Alan is also an Adjunct Professor, Northwestern Law School, teaching “The Strategy of Litigation” (2007 through 2010; 2013); and a Guest Lecturer on Litigation Strategy, University of California/Berkeley, Boalt Hall, 2002 through 2006 and University of Pennsylvania Law School, 2009. 

Additional Information

Court Admissions
  • Supreme Court of Illinois


    US District Court, Northern District of Illinois


    US Court of Appeals, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th and the 11th Circuits

American UniversityBS Villanova University School of LawJ.D.
American College of Trial LawyersInternational Academy of Trial Lawyers American Bar AssociationChicago Bar Association

Office Location

Three First National Plaza, Suite 4200
70 West Madison Street
Chicago, IL 60602-4231
United States

Practice Areas

Bet-the-Company Litigation
Commercial Litigation