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HTML DocumentMayer, Brown Leads Washingtonian's "Best of Washington" List of Constitutional Lawyers
Four Mayer, Brown, Rowe & Maw LLP partners are cited in Washingtonian magazine's "Best of Washington" list of top lawyers specializing in Supreme Court and constitutional litigation. The list includes Mayer Brown attorneys Andy Frey, Ken Geller, Andy Pincus, and Evan Tager. Mayer Brown led all law firms in the number of lawyers included on the list. Read >>
PDF DocumentMayer, Brown's Pro Bono Team on a Hot Streak
The pro bono team at Mayer, Brown, Rowe & Maw LLP is crowing that they have won 10 decisions in a row in the 7th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals and are in position to soon win an 11th. But the unexpected success rate has also forced the firm to re-evaluate its decision to continue to represent pro bono defendants when their cases get remanded to the U.S. District Court, said Marc R. Kadish, director of pro bono activities for Mayer. Read >>
HTML Document$70 Million Judgment Against E&Y Reversed On Appeal
October 21, 2004 - In an appeal from the Bankruptcy Court for the Southern District of New York, District Court Judge Kimba Wood reversed the Bankruptcy Court on all claims and threw out a $70 million award against our client Ernst & Young ("E&Y"). Read >>
HTML DocumentCuno v. DaimlerChrysler et al.: Supreme Court & 6th Circuit Court of Appeals
17 September 2004 - On September 16, 2004, DaimlerChrysler petitioned the 6th Circuit Court of Appeals to rehear a recent decision declaring unconstitutional an investment tax credit enacted by the State of Ohio to retain jobs and encourage economic development, especially in distressed areas. Read >>
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PDF DocumentEvan Tager named one of 12 leading appellate lawyers in DC
19 July 2004 - When a major company needs to find a lawyer in a key appellate case involving class certification, punitive damages, or arbitration, there's a good chance it will hire Evan Tager of Mayer, Brown, Rowe & Maw. Read >>
This article is reprinted with permission from Legal Times
PDF DocumentThe Court on Balance
12 July 2004 - At the close of this year's Supreme Court term, there can be no denying that Justice Sandra Day O'Connor is Solomonic in at least one respect: She is adept at splitting the baby. Read >>
HTML DocumentSupreme Court Rules Detainees Have Access to U.S. Courts
28 June 2004, Washington, D.C. - The Supreme Court ruled today that people being held by the United States as enemy combatants can challenge their detention in American courts. Read >>
HTML DocumentSupreme Court Limits Overseas Scope of U.S. Antitrust Law
15 June 2004, Washington, D.C. - In an 8-0 decision, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled in an international price-fixing case that federal antitrust law does not apply to transactions causing independent foreign harm that alone gives rise to a plaintiff's claim. Read >>
PDF DocumentPunitive Precision
10 June 2004 - Mayer, Brown, Rowe & Maw LLP partners Evan Tager and Andrew Frey discuss jury instructions in punitive damages cases in the ABA Journal Article "Punitive Precision". Read >>
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PDF DocumentJustices Grapple with Fallout from Atkins
17 May 04 - Nearly two years after ruling in Atkins v. Virginia that executing mentally retarded death row inmates is unconstitutional, the Supreme Court is faced with a case asking how much proof of retardation a defendant must provide. Read >>
PDF DocumentMayer, Brown, Rowe & Maw Partner Stephen Shapiro Discusses Oral Argument "High Wire Act"
24 April 2004 --Mayer, Brown, Rowe & Maw LLP partner Stephen Shapiro discusses strategies for oral argument in a Chicago Daily Law Bulletin article "Appellate lawyers' version of high wire act: Oral argument." written by Daniel C. Vock Read >>
(Reprinted with permission of the Chicago Daily Law Bulletin.)
HTML DocumentDon Falk Discusses European Regulators Action in Microsoft Case
The New York Times reported that European regulators announced on Thursday that settlement talks with Microsoft had collapsed, leaving it virtually certain that an antitrust ruling would be issued against the company that could limit its ability to add new features to its software in Europe. Read >>
HTML DocumentAndrew Pincus Among Panel of Legal Experts to Assess High Court at Mid-Term
Mayer, Brown, Rowe & Maw LLP partner Andrew Pincus will be among a panel of experts assessing the Supreme Court's current term at a media briefing sponsored by the Legal Studies Division of the Washington Legal Foundation (WLF). Read >>
PDF DocumentThe Incredible Shrinking Court; If Their Productivity Were Measured By Private Sector Standards, The Supremes Might Receive Pink Slips
December 2003 - In the corporate world, budget-conscious managers strive to improve their organization's productivity, generating more product, more efficiently, with fewer resources. In government, productivity is virtually irrelevant. Government agencies are spared the rigors of the market and survive forever regardless of their efficiency. In this respect, unfortunately, the U.S. Supreme Court is just like any other government agency. Read >>
(This article is reprinted with permission from the December 2003 edition of American Lawyer " ΒΈ 2003 ALM Properties, Inc. All rights reserved. Further duplication without permission is prohibited)
PDF DocumentThey Felt Called to Guantanamo Bay case
"It is rare,'' Gary A. Isaac said, "that you get to write about Magna Carta and the Federalist Papers all in the same brief.'' Isaac, counsel at Mayer, Brown, Rowe & Maw LLP's Chicago office and James C. Schroeder, a partner in Mayer, Brown's appellate section have helped put together an amicus curiae brief for three retired military officers who were arguing on behalf of alleged al-Qaida and Taliban soldiers detained at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba. Read >>
(Reprinted with permission of the Chicago Daily Law Bulletin.)
PDF DocumentFifth Circuit Reverses Turkmenistan Arbitration Ruling
The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit today reversed a district court's finding of arbitral jurisdiction over the Government of Turkmenistan in an ICC proceeding initiated by Argentina's Bridas SAPIC. The Government had not signed an agreement to arbitrate and refused to participate in the proceeding. Rejecting claims that the Government could nevertheless be bound by the resulting award based on theories of agency, estoppel and third-party beneficiary status, the court remanded the case for a determination limited to whether the state oil company Turkmenneft was merely the alter ego of the Government. Mayer, Brown, Rowe & Maw LLP attorneys William Knull, Jeff Sarles, William Hubbard and Tim Tyler represented the Government and Turkmenneft on the appeal. Read >>
HTML DocumentSixth Circuit affirms dismissal of securities fraud suit against Ernst & Young
9 July 2003 - The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit has affirmed dismissal of a securities fraud lawsuit against the accounting firm of Ernst & Young. Read >>
External DocumentMayer, Brown, Rowe & Maw LLP lawyers say Supreme Court took important step in limiting punitive damages
In published news reports, Mayer, Brown, Rowe & Maw LLP partners Andrew Frey and Evan Tager noted that the Supreme Court's decision in State Farm v. Campbell, No. 01-1289, took an important step in limiting excessive punitive damage awards. This decision helps clarify the meaning of a 1996 case involving BMW, in which the Supreme Court also overturned a punitive damage award. Mayer, Brown, Rowe & Maw LLP represented BMW in the 1996 case and filed a brief on behalf of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce in the State Farm case. Read >>
External DocumentTimeline Tightens for Campaign Finance Case: Supreme Court Awaits Ruling From Judges as Term Starts Drawing to a Close
24 March 2003 - Ken Geller comments on McCain-Feingold campaign finance case. An article in Washington Post written by Neely Tucker Read >>
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