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Wilson Elser Bolsters Commercial Litigation Practice with Attorney Kenneth Racowski

Racowski_KenPHILADELPHIA (October 9, 2013) – On the heels of hiring a professional liability team led by Marc Bogutz, Wilson Elser’s Philadelphia office is pleased to announce that it is also bolstering its commercial litigation practice with the addition of Of Counsel Kenneth L Racowski.

Mr. Racowski joins Wilson Elser from global law firm Morgan Lewis, where he handled bet-the-company litigation for Fortune 500 clients.
A seasoned litigator, Mr. Racowski will continue to focus his practice on business and commercial litigation in a broad spectrum of industries, including life sciences, technology and financial services.

“We are thrilled to have Ken join the firm,” shared Thomas Manisero, chair of Wilson Elser’s national Commercial and Business Litigation practice. “His experience representing clients in high-stakes litigation as well as with all of their other corporate, transactional legal needs will bolster many of the firm’s national practice areas.”

Mr. Racowski has handled all aspects of contract, business fraud, class action, intellectual property, mergers and acquisition, competition, securities and banking, insurance, pharmaceutical and medical device, and product liability litigation from inception through resolution, including significant trial experience and post-trial appeals.

“With Ken and other lateral hires throughout the country, the firm continues to grow it national commercial business,” added Mr. Manisero. “Although Wilson Elser has its roots in defense litigation, we have evolved into a full-service law firm that provides its clients with excellent lawyering at a tremendous value.”

Mr. Racowski has been recognized for his accomplishments by being selected for inclusion in Pennsylvania Super Lawyers - Rising Stars, 2013. He is a member of the University of Pennsylvania Law School American Inn of Court and has served as a Moot Court Judge for the Edwin R. Keedy Cup Competition.

Mr. Racowski earned his B.A. and a B.A.H. (Bachelor of Arts, Honors Program) from Villanova University (1999) and his J.D. from University of Pennsylvania Law School (2002), where he was editor of the Journal of International Economic Law.

About Wilson Elser
Wilson Elser, a full-service and leading defense litigation law firm (, serves its clients with nearly 800 attorneys in 24 offices in the United States and through a network of affiliates in key regions globally. Founded in 1978, it ranks among the top 200 law firms identified by The American Lawyer and is included in the top 50 of The National Law Journal's survey of the nation’s largest law firms. Wilson Elser serves a growing, loyal base of clients with innovative thinking and an in-depth understanding of their respective businesses.

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