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					                                                                                                                  SEVENTH CIRCUIT

Seventh Circuit                                                                            Jeffrey Stone
                                                                                           McDermott Will & Emery

                                                                                           Stephen Swofford
                                                                                           Hinshaw & Culberston

Seventh Circuit Judges Richard Posner and Frank Easterbrook are Reagan                     Robert Wagner
appointments whose decisions are most heavily influenced by their provincial               Thompson Coburn
economics. Judge Richard Posner has marshalled his heavily economic jurispru-
dence to argue a myriad of issues, including decertification of a class to abolish-
ment of the Bluebook. Ahead of the Walmart v. Dukes case, decided by the                   Highly recommended firms
Supreme Court this past year, a Seventh Circuit decision in Randall et. al. v. Rolls
Royce Corporation et. al. by Posner decertified a class of 500 female employees            Baker & McKenzie
                                                                                           Baker & McKenzie is a multi-national law
of a Rolls Royce plant in Indiana. The US Supreme Court all but cited Randall in           firm with a global reach spanning 69 offices
its Federal Rule of Civil Procedure 23(b)(2) reasoning.                                    in 41 countries. In the Seventh Circuit, the
                                                                                           firm is recommended for appellate litigation
Seventh Circuit litigation                 Seventh Circuit litigation                      at the federal level. The firm’s practice areas
                                                                                           include     automotive,       antitrust    and
firms – Illinois                           stars – Illinois                                competition, corporate compliance, dispute
                                                                                           resolution, environmental, insurance and
Highly recommended                         Timothy Eaton                                   private equity. Michael Pollard is
                                           Shefsky & Froelich                              recommended for appellate litigation, and
Baker & McKenzie                                                                           works from the firm’s Chicago office. His
                                           James Ferrini                                   practice is comprised predominately of
Clausen Miller                             Clausen Miller
                                                                                           appellate litigation and class-action defense
Hall Prangle & Schoonveld                  Kevin Forde                                     involving ERISA and employee benefits,
                                           The Law Offices of Kevin Forde                  general commercial litigation, insurance,
Heyl Royster Voelker & Allen                                                               products liability, toxic and business torts,
                                           Hugh Griffin                                    defamation and constitutional litigation.
Hinshaw & Culberston                       Hall Prangle & Schoonveld                       Pollard is a member of the American
                                                                                           Academy of Appellate Lawyers, and has
Kirkland & Ellis                           Harold Hirshman                                 litigated and briefed hundreds of state and
                                           SNR Denton                                      federal appeals over the course of his career.
Mayer Brown
                                           Edward Kay                                      Clausen Miller
McDermott Will & Emery                     Clausen Miller                                  Clausen Miller’s appellate group is highly
Shefsky & Froelich                                                                         recommended for their post-trial and
                                           Karen Kendall
                                                                                           appellate work. The firm’s appellate bench is
                                           Heyl Royster Voelker & Allen
Thompson Coburn                                                                            comprised of attorneys possessing both
                                           Aphrodite Kokolis                               strong appellate skills and strong trial skills,
Winston & Strawn                                                                           with the ability to successfully represent
                                           Schiff Hardin
                                                                                           clients on cases originating at the firm and
                                           Peter McCabe                                    upon referral. Clausen Miller provides
Recommended                                Winston & Strawn                                comprehensive appellate services, often
                                                                                           consulting and representing clients at the trial
                                           Michele Odorizzi                                level in anticipation of appeal. The firm
Law Offices of Kevin Forde
                                           Mayer Brown                                     maintains six US offices, one in Shanghai,
Law Offices of Michael Rathsack                                                            and one in London. Environmental coverage,
                                           Michael Pollard
                                                                                           employment law, mass torts, medical
Law Offices of Michael T Reagan            Baker & McKenzie
                                                                                           malpractice, real estate, reinsurance and
                                           Michael Rathsack                                premises liability are just a few of the practice
Schiff Hardin                                                                              areas handled by the firm in addition to
                                           The Law Offices Of Michael Rathsack
                                                                                           appellate litigation.
SNR Denton
                                           Michael Reagan                                     James Ferrini is the senior member of the
Stetler & Duffy                            The Law Offices of Michael Reagan               firm’s appellate practice group, and focuses
                                                                                           primarily on post-trial proceedings and
                                           Jeff Sarles                                     appeals for existing clients and referrals.
                                           Mayer Brown                                     Ferrini has briefed and argued cases before
                                                                                           the US Supreme Court, the Third, Fourth,
                                           James Schroeder                                 Sixth, Seventh, Eighth, Ninth and Tenth
                                           Mayer Brown                                     Federal Circuits, as well as in two dozen state
                                           Stephen Shapiro
                                                                                           courts. Edward Kay is a senior partner and
                                           Mayer Brown                                     director of the firm and co-chairs the
                                                                                           appellate practice group. He is a nationally
                                           David Stetler                                   recognized appellate specialist, having
                                           Stetler & Duffy                                 prosecuted over 400 appeals throughout the
                                                                                           United States at all state and federal appellate
                                                                                           court levels. In Turner v. Williams he

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     successfully argued for reversal and remand for    Hinshaw & Culberston                                throughout all federal circuits. Mayer Brown
     a new trial regarding a $5.8 million verdict.      Hinshaw & Culbertson’s appellate attorneys          has assembled a deep bench of advocates, each
     Kay is a fellow in the American Academy of         are diffuse throughout the firm’s litigation        with his or her own areas of substantive
     Appellate Lawyers.                                 practice, understanding that effective appellate    expertise.
                                                        litigation often requires an in-depth substantive      Michele Odorizzi, Jeff Sarles, James
     Hall Prangle & Schoonveld                          understanding of different practice areas, and      Schroeder and Stephen Shapiro are all
     Aside from its respected appellate capacity,       that effective appellate representation begins      recommended for appellate litigation in the
     Hall Prangle & Schoonveld also practices in        long before the end of trial. The firm represents   Seventh Circuit. Based in Chicago, all four play
     the areas of aviation litigation, employment       companies and individuals in state and federal      an integral part of the firm’s revered Supreme
     litigation, general commercial liability, health   court at all levels of litigation, and generally    Court and Appellate Advocacy group.
     care litigation, insurance coverage and            handles more than 100 new appeals a year.           Odorizzi garners client raves for being “an
     products liability. Hugh Griffin leads the             Stephen Swofford is recommended by              extraordinarily good writer and my go-to
     firm’s appellate practice group and is             peers in the Seventh Circuit for his impressive     counsel for advice on complicated disputes.”
     recommended in the Seventh Circuit. He has         appellate record. He has litigated more than        This client goes on to observe, “While an
     more than 40 years of experience litigating        500 appeals and has briefed cases to the US         effective advocate, Michele can also see all
     civil appeals, having argued more than 500 in      Supreme Court. Swofford litigates appeals in        sides in a dispute, which is an invaluable skill in
     Illinois and nationwide. He regularly handles      thepractice areas of professional liability,        designing strategy.”
     appeals concerning civil practice, including       commercial liability, products liability,
     insurance coverage, general tort liability,        insurance coverage, ERISA litigation and            McDermott Will & Emery
     products liability, municipal liability,           governmental liability cases. He is a member        McDermott Will & Emery’s Appellate Practice
     statutory/con-stitutional matters, and medical     of the American Academy of Appellate                Group maintains formidable bench strength
     malpractice. He is a member of the American        lawyers, and before joining the firm he served      with more than 20 partners who have
     Academy of Appellate Lawyers and formerly          as an Assistant Attorney General for the State      successfully argued appeals in the US Supreme
     led the appellate practice group at Lord Bissell   of Illinois.                                        Court, the 13 federal circuit courts of appeals
     & Brook. Griffin makes substantial                                                                     and several state appellate courts. The
     contributions to his community and to the          Kirkland & Ellis                                    appellate group’s resources and procedural
     legal profession through his teaching and          Kirkland & Ellis is an international law firm       knowledge are strengthened by members’
     speaking engagements. He is the former             with an appellate bench comprised of former         experiences as judicial law clerks on the US
     director of the Illinois Appellate Lawyers         US Supreme Court and federal appellate              Supreme Court, the US courts of appeals, and
     Association, and former chairman of the            court clerks. Recognizing that most federal         various US district courts.
     Appellate Advocacy Committee of the Tort           appellate judges are generalists, Kirkland’s            Jeffrey Stone is recommended for appellate
     Insurance Practice Section of the American         appellate attorneys have the ability to litigate    advocacy in the Seventh Circuit and litigates in
     Bar Association.                                   appeals in every substantive practice area.         substantive practice areas involving white-
                                                        Although the firm’s appellate practice is           collar criminal defense, complex commercial
     Heyl Royster Voelker & Allen                       primarily based in the Washington DC office,        litigation, internal investigations and RICO
     Heyl Royster Voelker & Allen’s appellate           the appellate group is also highly                  matters. His clients include corporations,
     advocacy team practices within substantive         recommended in the Seventh Circuit. The             boards of directors, senior executives and other
     areas such as medical malpractice, workers’        firm’s appellate litigators include former law      individuals in a variety of complex civil
     compensation, and federal civil rights law.        clerks to Justices Scalia, Kennedy, Thomas,         litigation and criminal prosecutions, involving
     The appellate team litigates comprehensively,      Breyer, and Alito. In the current US Supreme        a broad range of industries, including health
     providing not only post-trial work, but            Court term, Kirkland’s appellate attorneys          care, manufacturing and financial services.
     consulting and strategizing at every stage of      are involved in Pliva, Inc. v. Mensing,
     the litigation. Strategically, the firm’s          representing       generic      pharmaceutical      Thompson Coburn
     appellate attorneys establish appellate            companies that are being sued on state-law          Thompson Coburn’s appellate practice
     jurisdiction, file notices of appeal and draft     failure-to-warn claims even though they have        litigates appeals involving class action,
     briefs, select of issues for appeal, and oral      no legal authority to deviate from the              commercial, constitutional, corporate fraud
     argument; consult on trial strategy, prepare       federally approved warnings adopted by the          and misconduct, employment, products
     jury instructions; and prepare interlocutory       branded pharmaceutical companies. In Beer           liability, railroad regulatory and tort liti-
     petitions and extraordinary writs. The firm        v. United States, in a pending petition for         gation. The firm represents clients at all stages
     represents clients from trial and upon             certiorari, the firm represents a number of         of a litigation and takes clients upon referral
     referral. On appeal, the firm represents           current and former federal judges who claim         in addition to handling appeals from their
     clients on asbestos and products liability,        that Congress violated the Compensation             own trial work. The firm’s appellate attorneys
     amicus curiae, civil rights and municipal law,     Clause of the Constitution by withholding           form a distinct practice group but work
     employment law, professional malpractice,          future judicial salary adjustments previously       collaboratively with trial attorneys to ensure
     and workers’ compensation. The firm has            established by law.                                 thorough understanding of the substantive
     represented the University of Illinois, the                                                            practice area and trial issues, while also
     Catholic Diocese of Peoria, Admiral                Mayer Brown                                         strategically advising the trial attorney in
     Insurance Company, Kraft Foods, and several        Mayer Brown’s appellate practice, perhaps the       anticipation of an appeal. Robert Wagner had
     other governmental entities and private            most celebrated in the country, integrates          dedicated the last 15 years of his career to
     companies.                                         appellate specialists and general litigators. The   class-action defense and complex business
        Karen Kendall is recommended by peers in        firm’s appellate litigators handle a broad array    litigation, focusing on products liability,
     the Seventh Circuit. Kendall chairs the firm’s     of issues such as pre-emption, arbitration,         telecommunications and enviro-nmental law.
     appellate department and is a member of the        punitive damages and a great number of              He has maintained a national presence
     American Academy of Appellate lawyers. She         narrower issues. To date, Mayer Brown’s             defending cases on diverse issues including
     has represented clients on over 600 appeals,       appellate lawyers have argued 222 cases before      consumer and contract disputes, products
     including      300      published    opinions.     the Supreme Court – more than any other firm.       liability, banking, insurance, employee
     Additionally, Kendall has forged a reputation      In addition, the firm has filed briefs in dozens    benefits, transportation, securities fraud and
     as a prolific writer and speaker on appellate      of other Supreme Court cases. The firm is           environmental damages.
     issues.                                            retained by clients to litigate appeals

                                                                                                      SEVENTH CIRCUIT

Seventh Circuit litigation    Highly recommended firms                          Bose McKinney & Evans
                                                                                Based in Indianapolis, Bose McKinney &
firms – Indiana               Baker & Daniels                                   Evans is highly recommended for its federal
                              Baker & Daniels’ appellate attorneys              appellate practice, with Bryan Babb, Ronald
Highly recommended            represent clients and work with trial counsel     Elberger and George Patton all cheered as
                              to evaluate the trial record for possible         being the standouts within this practice. Babb
Baker & Daniels               appeal, pursue interlocutory appeals, and         is the chair of the appellate group, and a
                              represent amicus curiae. Jon Laramore leads       member of the litigation group, where he
Bingham McHale                the firm’s appellate practice group. Based in     represents clients on complex commercial
                              Indianapolis, he has briefed and argued           appellate and litigation matters. Prior to
Bose McKinney & Evans         hundreds of appeals in that state and             working for Bose McKinney, Babb served as
                              throughout the Seventh Circuit. He has also       a judicial law clerk for Indiana Supreme
Frost Brown Todd
                              handled appeals before the US Supreme             Court Justice Frank Sullivan. He has
Taft Stettinius & Hollister   Court, and frequently teaches, speaks, and        authored several federal and state appellate
                              writes on appellate issues and appellate          and amicus briefs, having argued before the
                              advocacy.                                         Indiana Supreme Court, the Indiana Court of
                                 Laramore is also a member of the               Appeals and the US Court of Appeals for the
Recommended                   American Academy of Appellate lawyers. His        Seventh Circuit. Elberger is a partner and
                              appellate career began when he served for         member of the firm’s litigation group,
Barnes & Thornburg            eight years in the Indiana Attorney General’s     appellate group and health group. He
                              Office, where he spent five years supervising     represents clients in the areas of litigation,
Ice Miller
                              the state’s appellate practice. In 2010,          constitutional/civil rights law, entertainment
                              Laramore represented a non-profit mental          law, sports law, appellate law and
                              health center in a zoning dispute regarding a     professional responsibility litigation. Patton
Seventh Circuit litigation    halfway house in Southlake Mental Health          is a partner in the litigation group and a
                              Center v. Crown Point Board of Zoning             former chair of the appellate law group. He
stars – Indiana               Appeals. Other recent clients include the         taught Appellate Advocacy and Procedure at
                              Indiana Legal Foundation, Hoosier Lottery,        Indiana University School of Law in
Nelson Alexander              defense attorneys at disciplinary proceedings,    Bloomington for five years and wrote a book
Frost Brown Todd              school boards, public utility companies, and      on Indiana Appellate Procedure. Several of
                              other private and public entities. Laramore       his published law review articles have been
Brian Babb
                              has more than 24 published opinions in the        cited by the US Court of Appeals for the
Bose McKinney & Evans
                              Indiana appellate courts.                         Seventh Circuit, the Indiana Supreme Court,
Ronald Elberger                                                                 and the Indiana Court of Appeals.
Bose McKinney & Evans         Bingham McHale
                              Bingham McHale is highly recommended              Frost Brown Todd
Stanley Fickle                for appellate litigation in the Seventh           Frost Brown Todd operates from six offices
Barnes & Thornburg            Circuit, and the firm’s appellate bench           in Indiana, Kentucky, Ohio, Tennessee, and
Julia Gelinas
                              includes a former Indiana Supreme Court           West Virginia. The firm’s appellate attorneys
Frost Brown Todd              Administrator, a former Chair of the              prosecute and defend appeals on behalf of
                              Supreme Court Rules Committee, two                clients before the US Courts of Appeals for
Edward Harris III             former Chairs of the Appellate Section of         the Sixth and Seventh Circuits and before
Taft Stettinius & Hollister   the Indiana State Bar Association, and two        state appellate courts, and advise clients and
                              of only four lawyers in Indiana recognized        make strategic decisions at all stages of the
Jon Laramore                  as members of the American Academy of             litigation, including pre-trial motion practice.
Baker Daniels                 Appellate Lawyers.                                Understanding that appellate advocacy
Karl Mulvaney                    Nana Quay-Smith, Wayne Turner, Brian           demands a distinct skill set, the firm’s
Bingham McHale                Welch, and Karl Mulvaney are all                  appellate attorneys successfully preserve the
                              recommended by peers in the circuit for           record in anticipation of appeal. This strategy
George Patton                 appellate litigation. Mulvaney practices in the   ensures that the strategic insight offered by
Bose McKinney & Evans         areas of appellate, litigation and disciplinary   appellate attorneys is paired with the
                              law, and is a member of the American              substantive knowledge of trial attorneys. The
Nana Quay-Smith
                              Academy of Appellate Lawyers. Turner chairs       firm litigates cases in administrative,
Bingham McHale
                              the firm’s litigation department and litigates    antitrust, arbitration, bankruptcy, civil rights,
Steven Shockley               securities and corporate governance disputes,     constitutional, construction, commercial,
Taft Stettinius & Hollister   breaches of fiduciary duty, utility regulation,   contractual,       criminal,      employment,
                              ERISA and commercial fraud claims. Brian          government contracts, health law, intellectual
Geoff Slaughter               Welch’s experience includes representation of     property, products liability and tax cases.
Taft Stettinius & Hollister   professional service providers and post-             Julia Gelinas chairs the firm’s appellate
                              secondary schools, and he has represented         practice group and is the former chair of the
Wayne Turner
Bingham McHale
                              plaintiffs and defendants in complex class        Locke Reynolds appellate practice group. In
                              action matters involving telecommunications,      addition to appellate litigation, she represents
Brian Welch                   tax and consumer issues. Quay-Smith has           clients in construction, fidelity and surety,
Bingham McHale                represented individuals and corporations on       and other commercial matters, and represents
                              issues involving statute of limitations,          lawyers before the Indiana Supreme Court
Bradley Williams              minority shareholder rights and derivative        Disciplinary Commission. Nelson Alexander
Ice Miller                    actions, products liability, negligence and       is a member of Frost Brown Todd’s litigation
                              class actions.                                    department and serves as the member-in-
                                                                                charge of the Indianapolis office. He has

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     extensive experience handling cases before           Seventh Circuit litigation                       maintains appellate practices in Illinois,
     the United States Court of Appeals for the                                                            Wisconsin, Florida, California and Washington
     Seventh Circuit and the United States                firms – Wisconsin                                DC. The firm’s appellate attorneys have
     Supreme Court. He predominantly represents                                                            practiced before the US Supreme Court, most
     suppliers and manufacturers of end goods             Highly recommended                               of the US Circuit Courts of Appeals, the United
     and components.                                                                                       States Court of International Trade, and
                                                          Foley & Lardner                                  numerous state appellate courts throughout the
     Taft Stettinius & Hollister                                                                           country.
     Taft Stettinius & Hollister maintains offices        Friebert Finerty & St. John                        Michael Bowen is a member of the
     in the Sixth, Seventh and Ninth Circuits, and                                                         Distribution & Franchise and Appellate
     the firm’s appellate attorneys represent clients     Michael Best & Friedrich                         Practices. He focuses his representative matters
     at all levels of the litigation. Edward Harris,                                                       on commercial litigation and arbitration at
                                                          Perkins Coie
     Steven Shockley and Geoff Slaughter are all                                                           both the trial and appellate levels. Jon
     recommended for appellate litigation in the                                                           Christiansen is a partner and former chair of
     Seventh Circuit. Harris represents clients in a                                                       the firm’s Litigation Functional Specialties
     wide range of business disputes in federal           Recommended                                      Group, the Business Litigation & Dispute
     court and in state court and before regulatory                                                        Resolution Practice and the Distribution &
     agencies. As co-chair of the firm’s litigation       Godfrey and Kahn                                 Franchise Practice. He practices primarily in
     department, he is experienced in antitrust and                                                        the areas of commercial litigation, distribution
     class-action disputes, representing both             Kravit Hovel & Krawczyk                          and franchise and construction.
     plaintiffs and defendants in cases in federal
                                                          Quarles & Brady
     trial and appellate courts throughout the                                                             Friebert Finerty & St. John
     United States. For several years he has been                                                          Founded in 1971, Friebert Finerty & St. John
     recognized as a Litigation Star by Benchmark                                                          maintains offices in Milwaukee, but prides
     Litigation. Shockley is a member of the                                                               itself on offering representation on par with
     litigation and appellate departments. He has         Seventh Circuit litigation                       national law firms. The firm provides appellate
     extensive experience in medical device and                                                            representation in matters involving ERISA,
     products liability litigation, securities,           stars – Wisconsin                                divorce, constitutional rights, condemnation,
     contract, employment, lender-liability, and                                                           construction, Uniform Commerical Code,
     class-action litigation. Slaughter has               Michael Bowen                                    wrongful termination, and several others.
     significant experience in complex business           Foley & Lardner                                  Founding member Robert Friebert practices in
     litigation involving administrative, antitrust,                                                       the areas of administrative, appellate, business,
     appellate and constitutional litigation.             John Christiansen                                criminal and environmental law.
     Slaughter has litigated cases at all levels of the   Foley & Lardner
     state and federal courts, including the                                                               Perkins Coie
                                                          Robert Friebert
     Supreme Court of the United States.                                                                   Like most firms, Perkins Coie’s appellate
                                                          Friebert Finerty & St. John
                                                                                                           practice is relatively small compared with its
                                                          Stephen Kravit                                   overall litigation work. Although Perkins Coie
                                                          Kravit Hovel & Krawczyk                          is a general litigation firm and not an appellate
                                                                                                           boutique, the firm maintains a well seasoned
                                                          Donald Schott                                    appellate bench. The firm’s practice is heaviest
                                                          Quarles & Brady                                  in the western US, handling substantial
                                                                                                           litigations in Washington, Oregon, California,
                                                          John Skilton                                     Arizona, Colorado, Idaho, and Alaska. Perkins
                                                          Perkins Coie                                     Coie also maintains significant practices in
                                                                                                           Illinois and Wisconsin as well. “Perkins Coie
                                                          Katie Stadler                                    has been representing my company since our
                                                          Godfrey and Kahn                                 inception in 1989 for both patent prosecution
                                                          Michael Van Sicklen
                                                                                                           and appeals in various patent litigations. They
                                                          Foley & Lardner                                  are an excellent firm and we will continue
                                                                                                           using their services,” enthuses a client.
                                                          Brady Williamson                                     John Skilton is recommended for appellate
                                                          Godfrey and Kahn                                 litigation in the Seventh Circuit and is a partner
                                                                                                           in the firm’s patent litigation practice. Over the
                                                                                                           course of his 40-year career he has litigated
                                                          Highly recommended firms                         complex commercial, antitrust, patent and
                                                                                                           intellectual property, dealer and distribution,
                                                          Foley & Lardner                                  contract, products liability, and constitutional
                                                          The national Litigation Department of Foley &    disputes. More recently, Skilton has
                                                          Lardner offers comprehensive legal services in   concentrated his practice in patent litigation.
                                                          all areas of corporate, commercial, and public   He also maintains an extensive pro bono
                                                          law litigation and alternative dispute           practice, litigating civil rights and
                                                          resolution. The firm’s practice involves an      constitutional cases. As one approving
                                                          extensive amount of appellate work before        competitor emphasizes, “Perkins Coie should
                                                          federal and state courts and agencies            be recommended here, they have a bunch of
                                                          nationwide. In addition to attorneys dedicated   really good lawyers, and John Skilton is their
                                                          exclusively to appeals, most of Foley’s 400      top dog.”
                                                          litigators have substantial experience in both
                                                          trial-level and appellate litigation. The firm

                                                                                                                                       SEVENTH CIRCUIT

300 North LaSalle                                                                Intellectual Property Litigation
Chicago, IL 60654                                                                Kirkland & Ellis’ Intellectual Property Law Practice is one of the oldest such
Tel:   (312) 862-2000                                                            practices in a full-service firm in the country, having been an integral part of
                                                                                 Kirkland since 1925. Kirkland has approximately 280 intellectual property
Firm Overview                                                                    lawyers who are experienced in a variety of technical disciplines and
Kirkland & Ellis LLP ( is a 1,500-attorney law firm             registered to practice before the US Patent and Trademark Office.
representing global clients in complex litigation and dispute                    Approximately 75% of the lawyers are engineers and scientists trained with
resolution/arbitration, intellectual property and technology, corporate,         degrees and professional backgrounds in technical areas.
restructuring and tax matters. The Firm has offices in Chicago, Hong Kong,
London, Los Angeles, Munich, New York, Palo Alto, San Francisco,                 Kirkland has one of the most respected intellectual property litigation
Shanghai and Washington, DC.                                                     practices in the country, with particular experience in large-scale patent,
                                                                                 copyright, trademark, trade secret misappropriation and advertising matters.
Litigation                                                                       As client needs demand, the work of the group frequently extends to
Kirkland & Ellis is renowned for its experience in complex litigation and        antitrust, securities/compliance, products liability and appellate matters.
arbitration. The firm believes that the best litigation results — whether
achieved in court or across the bargaining table — occur where the lawyers       Kirkland’s experience in venues where IP cases are most often litigated is
and client act on the assumption that Kirkland will try the case. Kirkland’s     extensive. The firm frequently litigates in the Eastern District of Texas, the
trial-oriented approach is possible because the firm has a deep bench of         Northern District of California, the District of Delaware, the Districts of
senior trial lawyers and an uncommon commitment to training its young            Illinois and the International Trade Commission, as well as state courts
lawyers.                                                                         throughout the country. Kirkland has been, and continues to be, consistently
                                                                                 successful in those venues. Notably, the firm’s experience includes a
The Litigation Group comprises more than 535 attorneys throughout the            defense verdict in a patent case for Charter Communications in the Eastern
firm’s worldwide offices. The firm’s international experience enables            District of Texas, where only a handful of defense patent verdicts have come
effective representation of non-US plaintiffs and defendants in US judicial      out of that district in its history.
proceedings. Kirkland represents clients in trial and appellate courts at the
federal and state level, before administrative tribunals, and in arbitrations    The Intellectual Property Practice Group’s trial successes have led to
and other dispute resolution proceedings. The firm also represents clients in    recognition as one of the best IP practices in the country by numerous
connection with proceedings involving government agencies, such as the           publications.
Securities and Exchange Commission, the US Attorneys General Offices,
the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority, the New York Stock Exchange,        •   Kirkland has received a national first-tier ranking in intellectual property in
the US Department of Justice, the Federal Trade Commission, the US                   Chambers USA, America’s Leading Lawyers for Business for six
Patent and Trademark Office, the US Department of Labor and the Internal             consecutive years. In 2009, Chambers and Partners honored the firm
Revenue Service.                                                                     with an Award for Excellence in IP Litigation.
                                                                                 •   In 2011, Intellectual Asset Management (IAM) magazine awarded
Lawyers in all of Kirkland’s offices have tried cases, successfully to verdict       Kirkland a national first-tier ranking in the first-ever “IAM Patent Litigation
or judgment, in virtually every substantive area and business segment                250: The World’s Leading Patent Litigators” rankings.
including accountant liability, antitrust and competition, appellate, class      •   In 2011, Managing Intellectual Property named Kirkland the “Patent
action, mass tort and toxic tort, construction, ERISA/benefits, First                Contentious Firm of the Year” for the Midwest region at the North
Amendment and defamation, franchise and distribution, insurance coverage,            American IP Awards. The firm was shortlisted for “Patent Contentious
international arbitration and ADR, products liability, securities and                Firm of the Year” for the Midwest, Northeast and West regions, and
shareholder.                                                                         “Trademark Contentious Firm of the Year” for the Midwest, Northeast
                                                                                     and West regions.
Kirkland has been recognized by clients and the media for its achievements
in litigation.

•   In 2010, The American Lawyer named Kirkland one of five finalist firms
    for its biennial “Litigation Department of the Year” survey. Since the
    competition began in 2002, Kirkland has been named as a finalist — or
    the ultimate winner — in one or more categories in all five contests.
    Kirkland is the only firm able to claim this honor.
•   In the 2011 Litigation Outlook report, The BTI Consulting Group
    surveyed 240 corporate counsel about which firms they feel are the
    most formidable litigation opponents. Kirkland was chosen as one of the
    four “most-feared” law firms.
•   In 2010, Kirkland was named a “go-to” firm for litigation in the Corporate
    Counsel survey, “Who Represents America’s Biggest Companies?” for
    the ninth consecutive year.

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     227 West Monroe St.
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     McDermott Will & Emery is a leading international firm with a diversified        Web:
     business practice. For more than 75 years, our lawyers have served a
     broad range of client interests and understand the issues faced by               Our Firm:
     corporate decision makers. We know how economic, social and political            Shefsky & Froelich Ltd. was founded in 1970 and has grown to over 70
     issues affect operations because our lawyers have navigated the complex          lawyers.
     business and regulatory environment themselves.
                                                                                      As a leading mid-sized firm, Shefsky & Froelich is unique in that we have
     Litigation Overview                                                              the right-sized flexibility, resources, and experience working to meet and
     Clients turn to the litigation lawyers of McDermott to manage their toughest     exceed our clients’ legal needs. Despite the demands of an active law
     challenges. McDermott connects clients with skilled litigation lawyers who       practice, we pride ourselves on our ability to be diligent, prompt, and
     provide winning strategies for bench and jury trials, arbitrations and           communicative with our clients to keep them informed. Whether you are a
     alternative dispute resolutions, including mediations and summary jury           large, multinational corporation or a single individual, our clients know that
     trials.                                                                          we are reliable, efficient, and able to produce results.

     Our experienced team engages in every aspect of civil, regulatory and            Our Appellate Practice:
     commercial defense litigation in:                                                Shefsky & Froelich lawyers have over 30 years of experience in effective
     • Antitrust                         • Labor and employment                       appellate advocacy in both state and federal appeals. In the Seventh
     • Appellate advocacy                • Product liability                          Circuit, we have handled scores of cases from simple appeals, as well as
     • Class action                      • Securities                                 complex, high-profile civil appellate cases. We also have been retained
     • Intellectual property             • Trade regulation                           specifically for our appellate expertise to work with trial counsel on
     • International arbitration         • White-collar and securities                appellate briefs and to do the oral argument.
     • International trade
                                                                                      Our talented appellate lawyers have taught trial and appellate advocacy
     McDermott lawyers take on the most demanding cases for clients across            and techniques at area law schools, have clerked in the state and federal
     many industries, including aviation, consumer products, energy,                  courts, and have successfully represented, on appeal or as an amicus
     environmental, financial, health care, hospitality, insurance, life sciences     curiae, companies of all sizes, individual or class litigants, law firms, and
     and technology. In addition to our work for public companies, we work with       governmental agencies. Our lawyers are active in appellate organizations
     McDermott’s private client, tax and corporate lawyers to serve privately         and teach seminars and write articles on appellate topics.
     held companies and individual clients in matters requiring special sensitivity
     and discretion. Our lawyers also handle emergency situations such as             Our appellate department is chaired by J. Timothy Eaton who is a past
     temporary restraining orders and preliminary injunctions.                        president of the Appellate Lawyers Association, co-authored an Illinois
                                                                                      handbook on state and federal appellate practice, is a fellow of the
     We understand each case presents different facts, issues and objectives,         American Academy of Appellate Lawyers and was selected the 2010
     and we tailor our staffing and strategy appropriately. McDermott has             Chicago Appellate Lawyer of the Year by the Best Lawyers in America.
     handled thousands of mediations, arbitrations, trials and appeals. Our
     litigation lawyers have successfully argued appeals before the Supreme
     Court of the United States, the 13 judicial circuits of the US appellate
     courts and numerous state appellate courts. Outstanding client service is a
     cornerstone of our practice—one that has withstood the test of geography,
     economy and time. We are proud of the recognition we have received from
     clients for our commitment to service, and we consider their satisfaction
     the best measure of our success.

     McDermott has offices in Boston, Brussels, Chicago, Düsseldorf, Houston,
     London, Los Angeles, Miami, Milan, Munich, New York, Orange County,
     Paris, Rome, Silicon Valley and Washington, DC, The Firm has a strategic
     alliance with MWE China Law Offices (Shanghai).


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