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30 July 2001

Martin Redish joins Mayer, Brown & Platt as special counsel
Mayer, Brown, Rowe & Maw LLP

30 July 2001, Chicago - Northwestern University scholar Martin H. Redish has joined Mayer, Brown & Platt as special counsel. Professor Redish, who was recently included on a list of the 75 most cited legal scholars of all time, is a nationally renowned authority on the subjects of federal jurisdiction, civil procedure, freedom of expression and constitutional law.

"I am excited about the opportunity to join Mayer, Brown & Platt which has the premier appellate practice group in the United States," said Professor Redish. "I look forward to being of service to clients on various federal court jurisdictional and constitutional issues."

"We are thrilled to have Marty join our team," said Mayer, Brown partner Michele L. Odorizzi, a member of the firm's Litigation Administration Committee. "He is widely recognized to be one of the foremost scholars of his generation on issues of federal court jurisdiction."

Professor Redish, the Louis and Harriet Ancel Professor of Law and Public Policy at Northwestern University School of Law, will remain on the faculty at Northwestern. Professor Redish is the author of over 65 articles and 13 books, including: The Federal Courts in the Political Order, Federal Jurisdiction: Tensions in the Allocation of Judicial Power, and The Constitution as Political Structure. He is also one of the primary authors of the recently published third edition of the multi-volume treatise, Moore's Federal Practice.

Professor Redish has served as a visiting professor at Stanford, Cornell and the University of Michigan Law Schools. At Michigan he won the L. Hart Wright Outstanding Teacher Award. He also has won the Robert Childress Memorial Award for Teaching Excellence at Northwestern.

Professor Redish has appeared as an expert witness before congressional committees on such issues as the constitutionality of tobacco advertising regulation, congressional power to control federal court jurisdiction, and jurisdictional implications of bankruptcy reform. He has served as a special consultant to the United States Judicial Conference Subcommittee on Judicial Independence and is a frequent speaker at conferences held for federal judges. Professor Redish has also made frequent appearances in the national media including the Today Show, ABC and NBC National News, CNN, CSPAN and National Public Radio.

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