November 26, 2018

Jenner & Block Partners Amanda S. Amert, Jessica Ring Amunson, Andrew H. Bart, Geoffrey M. Davis and Matthew E. Price have been selected as Law360’s MVPs for 2018 for their respective work in Benefits (ERISA Litigation), Appellate, Media and Entertainment, Tax and Energy.  Law360 editors noted that 2018 brought fierce competition, with more than 1,000 submissions reviewed, and selected practitioners who have “distinguished themselves…by securing hard-earned successes in high-stakes litigation, complex global matters and record-breaking deals.”

In a profile, the publication recognized Mr. Davis for serving as tax counsel in high-profile tax felony US Supreme Court case Marinello v. US, assisting with an amicus brief in South Dakota v. Wayfair and advising clients on multibillion-dollar deals such as General Dynamics’ $9.7 billion acquisition of CSRA. 
The publication recognized Ms. Amunson in a profile for prevailing in the US Supreme Court case Class v. US, in which the justices sided with a criminal defendant who challenged the constitutionality of the statute under which he was convicted. Her profile also highlighted how the US Supreme Court sided with her in another case challenging racially discriminatory voting district maps in North Carolina, and how she prevailed in a case in Manhattan federal court that ruled it was unconstitutional for President Donald Trump to block users on Twitter. 
Ms. Amert’s profile highlighted her “banner year” that “saw her amassing victories on behalf of Northwestern University, The Northern Trust Co., Aon Hewitt Financial Advisors LLC and Morningstar Inc.” in ERISA class actions.

Mr. Bart, who chairs the firm’s Content, Media & Entertainment Practice, earned recognition in a profile for bringing “a successful end to a long running case involving Digital Millennium Copyright Act issues” after a significant Second Circuit victory restoring the jury verdict in favor of our clients.

In a profile, Law360 noted that Mr. Price earned a spot as an Energy MVP after he “won court victories for programs in New York and Illinois that put in place incentives for nuclear power plants and secured a victory in the Illinois Supreme Court that helped define what counted as a utility.”