Mr David Kistenbroker > Dechert LLP > Chicago, United States > Lawyer Profile

Dechert LLP
35 West Wacker Drive
Suite 3400
CHICAGO, IL 60601-1608
United States

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David H. Kistenbroker is co-leader of the white collar and securities litigation practice of Dechert LLP and managing partner of the firm’s Chicago office. He represents publicly traded companies and their directors and officers in securities class actions, SEC investigations, internal investigations and corporate governance disputes.


Board of Directors, University of Chicago Laboratory Schools


University of Wisconsin – Whitewater, B.S., 1975; Marquette University, M.A., Political Science, 1977; Marquette University Law School, J.D., 1980

Lawyer Rankings

United States > Dispute resolution > Securities litigation: defense

(Hall of Fame)

David KistenbrokerDechert LLP

The trial, investigations and securities practice at Dechert LLP has a deep bench of partners who represent a diverse range of clients, among them leading mutual funds and corporate issuers of securities. Practice head David Kistenbroker and key partner Joni Jacobsen, who work out of both the Chicago and New York offices, are highly praised by peers. They are currently handling a class action against Antares Pharma, Inc. that alleges the company provided insufficient information to the FDA in support of testosterone replacement therapy Xyosted and subsequently overstated the drug’s approval prospects, rendering public statements false and misleading. Regulatory enforcement specialist Michael Doluisio in Philadelphia and New York litigation partner Andrew Levander are acting for AmerisourceBergen Corp. in a shareholder derivative suit filed in Delaware Chancery Court accusing the company breaching its fiduciary duties by failing to oversee compliance with federal regulations concerning distribution of controlled substances and their contributing to the opioid epidemic. Matthew LarrabeeAndrew Levander and Linda Goldstein are the key practitioners in New York. In San Francisco, corporate governance litigation partner Richard Horvath and securities and antitrust partner Josh Hess are the main contacts.

United States > Dispute resolution > Corporate investigations and white-collar criminal defense

With the ability to ‘translate complex legal analysis into practical and actionable advise’, Dechert LLP is a highly reputed outfit for both individual and corporate representation in the white-collar space. Supplementing its domestic expertise with strong offices in major international hubs, the practice is well-equipped to handle cross-border investigations and litigation opposite global regulatory authorities. Former US Attorney David Kelley and trial lawyer David Kistenbroker jointly lead the practice out of New York, where Andrew Levander and Jonathan Streeter are further names to note. Washington DC’s Catherine Botticelli, who regularly advises clients stemming from the financial services sector, provides ‘deep investigative skills and a focused, constructive approach in dealing with regulators‘. On the West Coast, San Francisco-based Hartley West has extensive experience dealing with allegations of fraud, corruption, and money laundering.

United States > Dispute resolution > M&A litigation: defense

At Dechert LLP, ‘all members of the team are equally strong and engaged, and they do a phenomenal job‘. The firm is well-versed in all types of change of control and transactional litigation, and it frequently acts for leading private equity funds, sovereign investors and major corporations. David Kelley in New York and David Kistenbroker, who works from both New York and Chicago, lead the trial, investigations and securities practice. Richard Horvath and Josh Hess in San Francisco, and David Kotler in New York are ‘excellent lead trial attorneys, who are able to explain complex legal issues to both lawyers and non-lawyers alike‘.  Hess and Kotler successfully defeated an attempt by shareholders to enjoin a vote on the merger between headphones manufacturer Turtle Beach and audio technology company Parametric Sound, Inc. Chicago’s Joni Jacobsen also plays a central role in the practice.