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PDF DocumentPhilip Lacovara was one of the lawyers to reenact an 1824 landmark Supreme Court case
Mayer, Brown, Rowe & Maw LLP partner Philip Lacovara was one of the lawyers to reenact an 1824 landmark Supreme Court case, Gibbons v. Ogden, which broadly defined Congress's right to regulate commerce. Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia represented the Marshall Court in the program sponsored by the Supreme Court Historical Society. Read >>
External DocumentDenver wins important affirmative action case
The U.S. Court of Appeals in Denver has upheld a Denver affirmative action ordinance establishing goals for racial minorities and women on city construction and professional design contracts. Mayer, Brown, Rowe & Maw LLP partner Eileen Penner represented the city on the appeal. Read >>
HTML DocumentIllinois Solicitor General Joel Bertocchi Joins Mayer, Brown, Rowe & Maw
Illinois Solicitor General Joel Bertocchi has joined Mayer, Brown, Rowe & Maw as a partner in the Chicago office. Since 1999 Mr. Bertocchi has been chief of the 40-lawyer appellate staff that represents the State of Illinois in civil and criminal cases in state and federal courts. Read >>
HTML DocumentU.S. Supreme Court Accepts Seventh Mayer, Brown, Rowe & Maw LLP Case for Argument During the October 2002 Term
Today the Supreme Court added its seventh Mayer, Brown, Rowe & Maw LLP case to its docket for the 2002 Term; Mayer, Brown, Rowe & Maw attorneys have argued or will argue six of the cases. Read >>
PDF DocumentMayer, Brown snags state's appeals chief
When a new administration takes office next week, now-Solicitor General Joel D. Bertocchi will work outside of the public sector for the first time in his 20-year legal career. Read >>
External DocumentSupreme Court deadlocks on Borden Ranch case in 4-4 tie
Four Supreme Court Justices have sent a clear warning to the U.S. Corps of Army Engineers and EPA that they are overreaching their powers under the Clean Water in the case of Borden Ranch Partnership v. United States Army Corps of Engineers, No. 01-1243. Justice Kennedy did not participate in the Court's decision, leaving the Justices equally divided and unable to render a decision. Mayer, Brown, Rowe & Maw partner Timothy Bishop says the Supreme Court is likely to revisit these issues soon in a new case, and he expects a favorable outcome for property owners. Read >>
HTML DocumentWetlands Split Decision by Justices Preserves Appeals Court Holding on Deep Ripping
A deep-plowing technique used to convert part of a California ranch into orchards involved a discharge requiring a dredge-and-fill permit, the U.S. Supreme Court said Dec. 16 in a 4-4 vote upholding an appeals court decision (Borden Ranch Partnership v. United States, U.S., No. 01-1243, 12/16/02). Read >>
(Reproduced with permission from Daily Environment Report, No. 242, p. A-1 (Dec. 17, 2002). Copyright 2002 by The Bureau of National Affairs, Inc. (800-372-1033) www.bna.com)
HTML DocumentWetlands Deep Ripping Not a Regulated Discharge, Rancher's Attorney Tells U.S. Supreme Court
Oral arguments before the U.S. Supreme Court Dec. 10 on whether a deep plowing technique violated the Clean Water Act focused extensively on whether the process caused a regulable discharge requiring a permit (Borden Ranch Partnership v. U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, U.S., 01-1243, oral arguments 12/10/02). Read >>
(Reproduced with permission from Daily Environment Report, No. 238, p. A-10 (Dec. 11,2002). Copyright 2002 by The Bureau of National Affairs, Inc. (800-372-1033) www.bna.com )
PDF DocumentBishop Moves to Secure Court Win
Richard Lazarus of The Environmental Forum calls Tim Bishop "industry's leading Supreme Court Lawyer in environmental cases." Read >>
(Copyright ¸ 2002, The Environmental Law Institute©, Washington, D.C. Reprinted by permission from The Environmental Forum©, November/December 2002)
HTML DocumentEileen Penner, Lee Rubin cited among National Law Journal's "40 under 40"
Mayer, Brown, Rowe & Maw LLP partners Eileen Penner and Lee Rubin are included in the National Law Journal's "40 under 40" list that highlights "some of the most successful young litigators in America." Both are partners in the firm's Washington D.C. office. Read >>
PDF DocumentUnanimous Supreme Court rules in favor of ChevronTexaco in case argued by Stephen Shapiro
A unanimous Supreme Court ruled in favor of ChevronTexaco in not permitting a worker with a liver condition to continue to be employed in a refinery where doctors said exposure to toxins could further endanger his health. Read >>
HTML DocumentUpdate: Voices from the Grave - 11th U.S. Circuit Court Hears Case of American Church Women Slain by Salvadoran Military
Five Salvadoran National Guard members abducted, tortured, raped and murdered four American church women in El Salvador on 2 December 1980. Twenty-one years later, relatives of Maryknoll Sisters Ita Ford and Maura Clarke, Ursuline Sister Dorothy Kazel, and lay missionary Jean Donovan, are seeking to hold two former commanding generals of the killers accountable. Read >>
External DocumentMayer, Brown, Rowe & Maw LLP's Gary Feinerman cited as one of Crain's "40 under 40" rising stars
Mayer, Brown, Rowe & Maw LLP partner Gary S. Feinerman, 36, is recognized in a Crain's Chicago Business profile as one of the "40 under 40" rising stars in business, government, law, and the arts. Read >>
HTML DocumentU.S. Supreme Court accepts disability law case to be argued by Mayer, Brown, Rowe & Maw LLP's Stephen Shapiro
The U.S. Supreme Court has agreed to decide whether an employer may refuse to hire someone for a job that would pose a significant risk to the applicant's health or life. Read >>
(Abstracted from The Chicago Tribune)
HTML DocumentMartin Redish joins Mayer, Brown & Platt as special counsel
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. Read >>
HTML DocumentSupreme Court limits plaintiff suits on defrauding FDA - case argued by Mayer, Brown, Rowe & Maw LLP's Kenneth Geller
In Buckman Company v. Plaintiffs' Legal Committee, the Supreme Court, in a unanimous decision written by Chief Justice William Rehnquist, ruled that federal law preempts state-law tort claims alleging fraud on the Food and Drug Administration. Read >>
(Abstracted from The Wall Street Journal)
PDF DocumentMay it Please the Court
October 2000 - An article written by Christine Hogan, in the ABA's journal Litigation, that discusses the assistance she received from Mayer, Brown, Rowe & Maw LLP's Steve Shapiro and Ken Geller in preparing for her first argument before the Supreme Court. Read >>
This article originally appeared in the October 2000 issue of FOR THE DEFENSE, and was reproduced in the ABA journal LITIGATION, Vol. 27 No. 4 (Summer 2001). It is reproduced by permission of both the ABA and the Defense Research Institute.
Affirmative Action
Eileen Penner, a partner in the Washington, D.C. office, represented General Motors in filing a friend of the court brief supporting affirmative action at the University of Michigan. In its August 27th issue, The Chicago Tribune quoted Penner noting that the issue of diversity has become such a part of corporate culture that companies are coming out to defend it on other levels, such as in education. 
External DocumentA Legal Academic
18 March 1996 - High Court Litigator Takes special Pride Seeing Name on Book Read >>
(Copyright 1996 Daily Journal Corp. Reprinted With Permission. Originally published by the Los Angeles Daily Journal on March 18, 1996.)
HTML DocumentFoe of Punitives Tries to Nudge The Court: Andrew Frey Carefully Builds a Body of Law as he Aims For The Prize - A Win From The Justices
16 October 1995, Washington - For the federal government's top Supreme Court litigators, the primary concern is long-term, not to win but to develop the law. But trade the traditional morning coat for a business suit and clients with millions of dollars at stake; then, winning in the nation's highest court becomes paramount. But Andrew L. Frey, who spent almost as many years in the Office of Solicitor General, representing the United States, as he has in private practice, aims to do both-win and develop the law, particularly the law on punitive damages.  Read >>
(Reprinted with permission from The National Law Journal, October 16, 1995. Copyright 1995 by the New York Law Publishing Company.)
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