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Protecting College Students Who Report Sexual Assault

In a precedent-setting case, partner Paula Ketcham and associate Shawna Boothe persuaded an Illinois appellate court that college students who report sexual assaults to campus security cannot then be sued for defamation. Illinois is now only the second state in the nation to recognize an absolute privilege for these reports. MORE

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Molly L. Wiltshire Named 2016 NIJC Rising Star

The National Immigrant Justice Center selected Chicago associate Molly L. Wiltshire as a 2016 Rising Star. The award honors individuals who have made outstanding achievements to promote, protect, and advance human rights. MORE

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From the battlefield to Michigan Law to Schiff Hardin

Associate Mir Ali took a unique path on his way to practicing at Schiff Hardin, first serving in the U.S. Army Special Forces and founding a nonprofit to connect returning veterans with their communities. MORE

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Agility and expertise in a changing environment

The environmental challenges facing businesses are growing. Businesses must navigate both the shifting sands of environmental rules and the relentless onslaught of toxic-tort and enforcement suits. We have experience in all of these areas. From negotiating with EPA and dozens of responsible parties at the Gowanus Canal in Brooklyn to defending a San Francisco utility against a challenge involving its utility poles, we work closely with clients, regulators, scientists, and engineers to find creative solutions to the increasingly complex challenges facing businesses today. MORE