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External DocumentHigh Court Justices to Take Up Lawyer Ethics, Errors
Article mentions Jeff Sarles’ work on Pottawattamie v. McGhee, a case to be argued before the Supreme Court in which two Iowa prosecutors, who fabricated evidence and used it in the murder trial of two men, seek immunity from a civil rights damages suit by the wrongfully convicted men. Read >>
External DocumentCorporate Disputes Dominate the Docket as a New Justice Joins the Court
Andy Pincus quoted on the Conrad Black case to be argued before the Supreme Court, saying the case could tap into the Court's growing concern over the "huge amounts of unreviewable discretion" given to prosecutors. Read >>
External DocumentPreview of major business cases in Supreme Court’s 2009-2010 term
Andy Pincus participated in a briefing at the US Chamber of Commerce that highlighted some of the most critical decisions looming in the Supreme Court for the business community. Read >>
External DocumentThe cert pool: Sotomayor joins it, lawyers attack it
Andy Pincus quoted on the Supreme Court cert pool. Read >>
External DocumentThe Arguments Against Section 48
Mayer Brown partner Andrew Tauber weighs in on one of the most important free-speech Supreme Court cases in years in this editorial in the online version of the Art Newspaper. Read >>
PDF DocumentTip of the Month, August 2009 - Managing Discovery Risks Using Federal Rule of Evidence 502
Scenario: A series of privileged communications between in-house counsel and the board of directors was unintentionally produced to the opposing side during the pre-deposition discovery period in a federal action. During the deposition of one of the board members, the opposing side submits the set of privileged documents as an exhibit. There is no agreement or court order on file in the case dealing with the inadvertent production of privileged documents. Read >>
External DocumentGuest perspective: Sotomayor stumped only once
Review of Sonia Sotomayor’s confirmation hearings by Andy Pincus. Read >>
HTML DocumentTurning the tables
Jeff Sarles quoted on prosecutorial immunity. Read >>
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Lauren Goldman interviewed on National Public Radio's Marketplace discussing Sonia Sotomayor's confirmation hearings. Read >>
External DocumentSotomayor may get hardball questions from her own party
Andy Pincus quoted on Sotomayor’s confirmation hearings, saying pre-hearing speculation has focused on the tough questioning that will come from Republicans on a variety of hot-button issues. Read >>
External DocumentACS Chicago Lawyer Chapter hosts its Sixth Annual Supreme Court Term in Review
On July 9, 2009, an over-capacity crowd of more than 200 attorneys, lawyers, law students and judges attended the Chicago Lawyer Chapter's "Sixth Annual Supreme Court Term in Review." Read >>
External DocumentPanel examines recent decisions & Sotomayor nomination
Dan Himmelfarb discusses the Supreme Court’s recent key rulings, relationship with Congress and the regulatory agencies, and the impact of rulings on confirmation hearings for Justice nominee Sonia Sotomayor in a Washington Legal Foundation panel. Read >>
HTML DocumentAndrew Pincus quoted on Ricci decision
Andy Pincus was quoted in several outlets on the Supreme Court decision in Ricci v. DeStefano, which declared that white firefighters from New Haven, CT suffered unfair discrimination because of their race. Read >>
PDF DocumentDan Himmelfarb to Speak At WLF Supreme Court Term Review
The Washington Legal Foundation (WLF) will hold a media briefing on Tuesday, June 30 at 8:30 a.m. at its M.J. Murdock Center for Free Enterprise in Washington, D.C. The speakers, including Mayer Brown Partner Dan Himmelfarb, will assess rulings that affect the free enterprise system and other key developments from the term. Read >>
HTML DocumentMayer Brown Again Stands Atop Appellate Rankings in Both Chambers USA and Legal 500 US
June 16, 2009 - Chambers USA and Legal 500 US have again recognized our Supreme Court & Appellate group's preeminence in the field: for the third year in a row, both Chambers USA and Legal 500 US rank us as a top tier practice, with Chambers noting that our ''heavyweight appellate team…is widely regarded as one of the best in the USA.'' Read >>
External DocumentTonnage clause day at the Supreme Court
Mayer Brown successfully represented Polar Tankers in a case before the Supreme Court, which sustained a challenge to a property tax imposed on oil tankers by the City of Valdez, Alaska. The Court held, by a vote of 7-2, that the tax violated the federal Constitution's Tonnage Clause. Read >>
External DocumentDivining the future of appellate law
Michele Odorizzi quoted in article discussing appellate law. Read >>
HTML DocumentChambers USA ranks 124 Mayer Brown lawyers; practices ranked in 55 national and state categories
Mayer Brown LLP, a leading global law firm, announced today that 124 of its attorneys are ranked in the 2009 edition of Chambers USA: America’s Leading Lawyers for Business, including 32 who achieved top-band ranking or higher in 26 national and/or state categories. Read >>
HTML DocumentNew York’s Highest Court Limits the Type of Relationship that Can Give Rise to Claims of Breach of Fiduciary Duty, and Clarifies the Pleading Standard Applicable to Fraud and Aiding and Abetting Claims
The financial services industry is constantly debating the roles and responsibilities of fiduciaries and how they contrast with those of service providers who are sometimes erroneously construed as fiduciaries. In Eurycleia Partners, LP et al. v. Seward & Kissel, LLP, No.88, 2009 WL 1543689, 2009 N.Y. Slip Op. 04299 (June 4, 2009), New York’s highest court shed light on the type of relationship that can give rise to breach of fiduciary duty claims and clarified the pleading standard applicable to fraud and aiding and abetting claims. Read >>
HTML DocumentLegal 500 US ranks Mayer Brown practices in 24 categories, lists 5 practices in top tier and cites 16 "Leading Lawyers"
Mayer Brown LLP, a leading global law firm, announced today that the 2009 edition of Legal 500 United States ranks the firm’s practices in 24 categories, including top-tier rankings in five categories. Read >>
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