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Jenner & Block Partner John H. Mathias, Jr. will receive an award from the Harvard Law Society of Illinois (HLSI). Named after the firm’s late Chairman Jerold S. Solovy, the Jerold S. Solovy Award recognizes a Harvard Law School alum who exemplifies “commitment to public service and the highest ideals of the profession.” Mr. Mathias was nominated for the award by former associate Ravi Shankar, who says that Mr. Mathias was his mentor during his time at Jenner & Block. Mr. Shankar worked with Mr. Mathias on several litigation matters and describes Mr. Mathias as the lawyer he strives to emulate. Mr. Mathias will accept the award during the Harvard Law Society of Illinois 2016 Role Models Reception on July 7, 2016. Harvard grads and friends can RSVP here.
Mr. Mathias is a senior litigation partner and veteran trial lawyer whose practice focuses upon contract litigation, insurance and reinsurance, labor and employment, class actions, unfair competition, securities, intellectual property, and complex commercial disputes of all kinds. He is chair of the firm’s Insurance Recovery and Counseling Practice and oversees its Reinsurance Practice. Clients seek his advice and representation in difficult matters requiring sophisticated strategy, execution and advocacy.