Schiff Hardin LLP News

SCHIFF HARDIN LLP: Corporate Counsel Name Schiff Hardin to Honor Roll in BTI Litigation Outlook 2019

By Press release submission | Oct 28, 2018

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.

SCHIFF HARDIN LLP: Schiff Represents Wealth Advisor Gary Hirschberg in Launch of Aaron Wealth Advisors

By Press release submission | Sep 30, 2018

Schiff represented veteran wealth advisor Gary Hirschberg, who spent the last 12 years at Goldman Sachs advising multi-generational families on taxation issues and philanthropy, in the launch of a new independent wealth management firm called Aaron Wealth Advisors.

SCHIFF HARDIN LLP: Midlevel Associates Rank Schiff Hardin Among Top Firms in Chicago and Nationwide for Job Satisfaction

By Press release submission | Sep 13, 2018

For the second straight year, Schiff Hardin LLP has ranked among the top large law firms in Chicago and nationwide for associate satisfaction, according to the results of the 2018 Midlevel Associate Satisfaction survey by The American Lawyer.

SCHIFF HARDIN LLP: Schiff Hardin Named “Innovation Builder” by BTI

By Press release submission | Sep 13, 2018

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.

SCHIFF HARDIN LLP: Schiff Hardin Recognized for Excellence in Construction Law

By Press release submission | Sep 13, 2018

Schiff Hardin LLP is pleased to announce that the firm has been recognized by the Construction Lawyers Society of America (CLSA) with a 2018 CLSA Law Firm Award in recognition of its excellence in construction law.

SCHIFF HARDIN LLP: Schiff Hardin Expands Labor and Employment Practice with Partner Derek Barella in Chicago

By Press release submission | Sep 13, 2018

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. Barella has a broad-based practice featuring traditional labor matters, including collective bargaining, labor union-related issues, and client representation before the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB).

Judge trips legal secretary’s discrimination suit v. Winston Strawn, says case doesn’t have ‘leg to stand on’

By Dan Churney | Jul 16, 2018

A Chicago federal judge has tossed a lawsuit by a legal secretary at the Chicago firm of Winston & Strawn, who alleged harassment by fellow employees aggravated her epilepsy, finding part of the suit was barred by statute of limitations and the rest by a faulty “chain of logic.”

SCHIFF HARDIN LLP: Schiff Hardin Recognized for Significant Pro Bono Contributions for Seventh Year in a Row

By Press release submission | Jun 25, 2018

Schiff Hardin is proud to announce that the firm has been named to the Public Interest Law Initiative (PILI) Pro Bono Recognition Roster for the seventh consecutive year.

SCHIFF HARDIN LLP: The Legal 500 Recognizes Three Schiff Hardin Practices for the Third Time in a Row

By Press release submission | Jun 22, 2018

Schiff Hardin LLP is pleased to announce that three of its practice groups have been recognized for the third consecutive year by The Legal 500 United States 2018 guide, a nationwide analysis of law firms with input from more than 300,000 corporate counsel on which firms provide the most cutting-edge and innovative advice.

Union asserts Constitution allows it to 'shame' Ameristar patrons amid labor dispute with E. Chicago casino

By D.M. Herra | Jan 29, 2018

A union representing about 200 casino employees filed a motion for summary judgment in a lawsuit brought against it by the East Chicago casino and some patrons, arguing that behavior the plaintiffs deemed harassing is constitutionally protected free speech.

Mom's T-Mobile contract terms can't force arbitration for son's class action vs Subway over text message ad

By Jonathan Bilyk | Jan 25, 2018

A federal appeals panel has reactivated a man’s class action lawsuit against sandwich seller Subway, saying the restaurant chain can’t invoke T-Mobile’s contract to force to arbitration the man’s claims Subway broke federal telecommunications law by sending text messages to T-Mobile users advertising “T-Mobile Tuesday” sandwich deals.

Cook Sheriff: Backpage's fraud accusations vs Dart merely deflection from 'damning' sex trafficking ad evidence

By Jonathan Bilyk | Jan 18, 2018

Saying the online classifieds site is merely trying to “deflect” a judge’s attention from its “own fraudulent acts,” the Cook County Sheriff’s Office has asked a federal judge to put a quick end to an attempt by Backpage.com to pin the sheriff for allegedly lying about a CCSO staffer’s job status to protect thousands of documents from disclosure under the auspices of a nonexistent attorney-client relationship.

Classifieds site Backpage alleges Cook County Sheriff 'lied' to hide documents in sex trafficking injunction case

By Dan Churney | Dec 19, 2017

Online classifieds site Backpage.com is alleging in federal court that Cook County Sheriff Tom Dart, in his effort to shut down the site on grounds it facilitates sex trafficking, wrongly withheld thousands of discovery documents from Backpage, fraudulently claiming the documents were confidential, because they were the product of an attorney-client relationship.

Muhammad Ali heirs sting Fox with $30M+ lawsuit over use of Ali footage in Super Bowl video

By Scott Holland | Oct 11, 2017

Fox TV didn’t have express written consent to use footage of Muhammad Ali during its 2017 Super Bowl broadcast, and now his estate is seeking at least $30 million as compensation.

Judges: Asbestos plaintiff not harmed by ruling barring testimony from doctor over exposure theories

By Jonathan Bilyk | Sep 1, 2017

A federal appeals court in Chicago has refused to upend a jury’s verdict against a retired pipefitter, who had claimed Owens-Illinois and ExxonMobil should be held liable for his lung cancer because possible exposure to asbestos on work sites decades ago, and not a 30-year, pack-and-a-half-a-day cigarette smoking habit, had caused the illness.

Deal announced to end lawsuit over condition of historic jet car loaned to Museum of Science & Industry

By Jonathan Bilyk | Jan 23, 2017

Chicago’s Museum of Science and Industry and legendary driver Craig Breedlove have reached an agreement to end their legal dispute over the condition of the historic jet-propelled car in which Breedlove set two land speed records in the 1960s. On Jan. 23, the museum and Breedlove issued a joint statement confirming they had reached the deal to end Breedlove’s lawsuit against MSI for the museum’s alleged mistreatment of the car, dubbed the Spirit of America.

Judge: Museum standards mean Museum of Science & Industry owes Breedlove duty for historic car

By Jonathan Bilyk | Jan 6, 2017

A legendary driver and former holder of world land speed records has won the chance to hit the gas on his lawsuit against Chicago’s Museum of Science and Industry over the museum’s alleged mistreatment of the Spirit of America, a historic car in which he broke the land speed record, and which he loaned to the museum five decades ago.

Ameristar Casino, patrons OK to pursue lawsuit accusing union of targeting, harassing customers

By Jonathan Bilyk | Dec 20, 2016

A federal judge has cleared an East Chicago casino and a group of its customers to proceed with a lawsuit against a union, saying the union’s actions to escalate its long running labor feud with the casino by personally targeting the customers with a campaign of fliers, phone calls and visits to their homes and businesses, could be considered illegal harassment going beyond mere “handbilling” and other forms of permissible persuasive speech.

Evanston business owner sues union for harassing him amid labor fight vs E. Chicago casino

By Jonathan Bilyk | Sep 9, 2016

An administrator and part owner at an Evanston mental illness treatment center has sued a labor union, accusing the labor group of unfairly harassing him and invading his privacy as part of the union’s ongoing dispute with an Indiana casino.

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