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Annual Business Valuation Symposium: A Guide to the Changing Legal Environment

Illinois Institute for Continuing Legal Education

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Chicago, Ill.
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Statistical Evidence in Class Actions

American Conference Institute Consumer Finance Class Actions & Litigation Conference

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Chicago, Ill.
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Recent Developments in Class Action Settlements

Insurance-Related Class Actions Strafford Publications Webinar

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Enforcement and Litigation Developments

ABA Business Law Section: Derivatives and Futures Law Committee Meeting 2018

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Naples, Fla.
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Ethics: Understanding Attorney Obligations in High-Risk Cases

Cutting-Edge Issues in Asbestos Litigation Conference

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Beverly Hills, Calif.
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The Most Common Post-Relationship Disputes

ABA 41st Annual Forum on Franchising

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Nashville, Tenn.
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What’s New in Retail Litigation

DRI Annual Meeting

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San Francisco, Calif.
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$20M Settlement Reached in Medical Malpractice Suit

Three weeks into a jury trial, Northwestern Medical Central Dupage Hospital (CDH) agreed to pay former Schiff Hardin partner Chris Zinski and his wife Pattie $20 million to settle their medical negligence claims against the hospital.

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Mir Ali Completes Chicago Bar Association’s Inaugural 2016 Leadership Institute

Schiff Hardin associate Mir Ali recently completed The Chicago Bar Association’s 2016 Leadership Institute Program.

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Muhammad Ali Enterprises Files Complaint in Federal Court in Chicago Against Fox Broadcasting Company for $30 Million

Today Muhammad Ali Enterprises filed a complaint in the United States District Court for the Northern District of Illinois against Fox Broadcasting Company seeking in excess of $30 million in damages for Fox’s unauthorized use of Muhammad Ali’s identity in a promotional video that Fox broadcast immediately before the start of Fox’s broadcast of the 2017 Super Bowl.

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Partner Paula Morency Named BTI Client Service All-Star for the Second Time

Partner Paula Morency has been named a 2017 BTI Client Service All-Star for delivering superior client service.

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Schiff Hardin Adds White Collar Defense Lawyer William Ziegelmueller in Chicago

Ziegelmueller is an experienced trial lawyer who represents individual and corporate clients in federal criminal investigations, regulatory enforcement actions, civil litigation, and corporate internal investigations.

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Schiff Hardin Recognized as a Recommended Firm by Benchmark Litigation

Schiff Hardin LLP has been ranked as a “Recommended Firm” in Illinois in the 2018 edition of Benchmark Litigation, an annual guide to the leading litigation firms and attorneys in the United States.

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Schiff Hardin Secures LGBT Victory for Civil Unions in Illinois

Schiff Hardin played a pivotal role in an Illinois Court of Appeals dismissal of an appeal by bed and breakfast owners seeking to justify their discrimination by religious beliefs against a gay couple interested in using the facility for a civil union ceremony.

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Brett Immel Wins Complete Acquittal in Texas Trial

Schiff Hardin LLP Defeats Charges Against Chicago Businessman

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Corporate Counsel Name Schiff Hardin to Honor Roll in BTI Litigation Outlook 2019

Schiff Hardin LLP has been recognized on the BTI Litigation Outlook 2019 Honor Roll in three separate areas of litigation, including Complex Employment Litigation and Complex Commercial Litigation.

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Maggie Hickey, Illinois Executive Inspector General, Joins Schiff Hardin as Partner

Hickey will chair the firm’s White Collar Defense and Government Investigations Practice as her new role following 25 years of notable federal and state service.

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Partner Paula Morency Named a BTI Client Service All-Star MVP

Schiff Hardin is pleased to announce that Partner Paula Morency has been recognized as a two-year BTI Client Service All-Star MVP for providing superior, consistent client service.

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Prewitt Helps Draft The Sedona Conference Commentary on BYOD

Matthew Prewitt is a member of the drafting team for The Sedona Conference Commentary on BYOD: Principles and Guidelines for Developing Policies and Meeting Discovery Obligations.

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Schiff Hardin Adds Securities and Commercial Litigator Mauricio Beugelmans In San Francisco

New Partner Deepens Firm’s Securities Litigation and Compliance Practice

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Schiff Hardin Expands Labor and Employment Practice with Partner Derek Barella in Chicago

Schiff Hardin LLP announced today that Derek G. Barella has joined the firm as a partner in the Labor and Employment Practice Group in the Chicago office.

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Schiff Hardin Named “Innovation Builder” by BTI

Schiff Hardin LLP has been singled out by corporate counsel as one of only 28 percent of law firms clients view as a BTI “Innovation Builder,” which recognizes firms that bring change to the legal market through new technology, services, strategies, or structures.

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Schiff Hardin Recognized as an “Illinois Powerhouse” Law Firm

Schiff Hardin LLP is proud to announce that the firm has been named a 2018 “Illinois Powerhouse” by Law360 in recognition of its significant and precedent-setting work over the last year.

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Schiff Hardin Recognized with 40 Top-Tier Rankings in U.S. News “Best Law Firms” Report

Schiff Hardin announced today that the firm has received 40 top-tier rankings and national recognition for its premier practices in the 2019 edition of U.S. News – Best Lawyers® “Best Law Firms.”

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Thirteen Attorneys Named New York Metro Super Lawyers and Rising Stars

Schiff Hardin LLP is pleased to announce that 11 attorneys have been recognized on the 2018 New York Metro Super Lawyers list and two have been named Rising Stars.

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Two Attorneys Listed in Super Lawyers’ 2018 Northern California Women’s Edition

Schiff Hardin is pleased to announce that Jean Bertrand and Erin Daly have been included in the 2018 Super Lawyers and Rising Stars Northern California Women’s Edition.

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16 Schiff Hardin Lawyers Named to 2015 New York Metro Super Lawyers, Rising Stars Lists

Three Schiff Hardin attorneys were also recognized in New York Women’s Edition—Rising Stars.

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A New Hurdle for Defendants in Securities Fraud Class Actions

The Ninth Circuit recently became the first federal circuit court to expressly hold that the public disclosure of an SEC investigation can form the basis of a viable loss causation theory, if the defendant also made a subsequent corrective disclosure.

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CFPB Proposes Rules Banning Use of Class Action Waivers in Consumer Arbitration Agreements

The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) has proposed new rules that would largely ban the use of “no class action” arbitration provisions in consumer financial products and services agreements. 81 Fed. Reg. 32,830-01 (May 24, 2016).

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Fourth Circuit: Classwide Arbitration a Question for Courts, Not Arbitrators

The Fourth Circuit has held that the issue of whether an arbitration agreement permits class arbitration is a gateway question of arbitrability for courts, not arbitrators, to decide, unless the parties “clearly and unmistakably” agreed otherwise.

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Jury Clears Chrysler of RP Discrimination: Lower Prices Were “Functionally Available”

Last week, a federal jury in Northern California found that Fiat Chrysler’s U.S. entity did not violate Robinson-Patman’s prohibition on price discrimination with its dealer incentive programs.

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New Trade Secret Protections: U.S. Senate Passes the First Federal Civil Trade Secrets Misappropriation Statute

The U.S. Senate passed the first federal civil statute protecting trade secrets and will provide the first federal civil cause of action for trade secret misappropriation.

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Of Eggs and Hens: Pro Bono Opportunities in the Area of Animal Law

Animal law is a growing practice area and there are animal law opportunities for direct litigation experience, through traditional and pro bono engagements.

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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.

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Schiff Hardin Secures $2.6M Win for Warner Bros.

The Eighth Circuit affirmed a $2.57 million damages award and permanent injunction in favor of Warner Bros., protecting its copyrights and trademarks in The Wizard of Oz, Gone With the Wind, and Tom & Jerry cartoons.

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Supreme Court Limits Reach of Federal Corruption Statutes in McDonnell v. U.S.

On June 27, the U.S. Supreme Court vacated the corruption convictions of former Virginia Governor Robert McDonnell in a unanimous decision. This ruling undercuts the ability of federal prosecutors to use these statutes to prosecute political favors based on providing access to government officials.

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Supreme Court Nixes “No Injury” Class Actions in Federal Court

Today the U.S. Supreme Court ruled that the violation of a federal statute does not in itself confer Article III standing to sue in federal court, unless that violation results in actual or threatened “concrete injury” to the plaintiff.

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Statistical Sampling Upheld in Class Action

Schiff Hardin Employment Law Landscape

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Supreme Court to Decide Fate of Plaintiff’s Voluntary Dismissal Tactic

The Supreme Court will decide whether a federal court of appeals has jurisdiction to review an order denying class certification after the named plaintiffs voluntarily dismiss their claims with prejudice.

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Supreme Court: Unaccepted Settlement Offer Doesn’t Moot Class Action

In a highly anticipated decision, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled today that a class action defendant’s offer of complete relief to the named plaintiff does not moot the case if the plaintiff does not accept the offer.

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A Stacked Deck: Getting Justice for Grand Jury Leaks

Just like in Las Vegas, what happens in the grand jury room is supposed to stay in the grand jury room.

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U.S. Supreme Court Rejects Class Plaintiffs’ “Voluntary Dismissal” Tactic

The U.S. Supreme Court has decisively rejected a tactic used by class action plaintiffs to attempt to obtain federal appellate review as of right from orders denying class certification.

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U.S. Supreme Court Rules Time Limit for Extension of Notice of Appeal Not Jurisdictional

The U.S. Supreme Court has ruled that the time limit set by Federal Rule of Appellate Procedure 4(a)(5)(c) for extensions to file notices of appeal is not jurisdictional.

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U.S. Supreme Court Rejects Tolling of Limitations Periods in Successive Class Actions

In a decisive victory for class action defendants, the U.S. Supreme Court held that a pending class action tolls the statute of limitations only for putative class members’ individual claims, and not for any “follow-on” class actions they file on their own.

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