Jenner & Block Partners Rick Richmond, Brent Caslin, Nick G. Saros and Julie A. Shepard have been selected to receive one of this year’s prestigious California Lawyer “Attorney of the Year” (CLAY) awards. They are among honorees who, according to the publications, “dazzled in the courtroom” with cases featuring “far-reaching impacts in law, business and society.”
The partners were recognized in the trade secrets practice area for a $940 million jury verdict a Jenner & Block trial team, led by Mr. Richmond, won on behalf of client Epic Systems Corp. against Tata Consultancy Services (TCS) in Wisconsin federal court. After a 10-day trial, an eight-member jury found that TCS, a hired consultant, stole Epic’s trade secrets and other confidential information about Epic’s proprietary software. The verdict represents one of the largest trade secrets verdicts in US history and reportedly the largest verdict of any kind in Wisconsin.
A profile (subscription required) featuring the partners was published in the Daily Journal.
Other members of the Epic trial team included Partner Kelly M. Morrison; Associates AnnaMarie A. Van Hoesen, Andrew G. Sullivan and Mara Ludmer; Staff Attorney Rasheda D. Kilpatrick; paralegal Diana Vuong; executive assistant Evelyne Torres; and legal secretary Tracie A. McDaniel. Additional contributions came from Associates Kate T. Spelman, Kathleen J. Covarrubias, Peter Goldschmidt and Max T. Selfridge; senior paralegal Christopher Ward; paralegal Robert Perrone; project assistant Julian Valenzuela; and legal secretaries Alison Blackburn and Kathleen White.