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August 11, 2022

Jenner & Block is one of just five firms recognized as an “Illinois Powerhouse” by Law360. Law firms that made the list handled “some of the biggest deals and most high-profile courtroom battles…offering clients regional expertise and making a lasting impact on the law at the state and local level.”

Law360’s profile of Jenner & Block recognized prominent matters managed by the firm’s lawyers in the last year, such as the successful case plan for USA Gymnastics’ bankruptcy proceedings and the accompanying $380 million settlement secured for victims of Larry Nassar. The case was not only important to USA Gymnastics, the survivors’ committee, and the firm, but also the nation. “A large part of the firm's work in dealing with the bankruptcy proceeding was understanding the larger picture relating to Nassar's widespread abuse of the gymnasts,” said Partner Dean N. Panos.

Law360 also highlighted the firm’s investigation for the Chicago Blackhawks, representation of Kraft Heinz and Mondelez International Inc. in claims launched against the companies by clients, and continual commitment to pro bono work. Chicago Managing Partner Melissa M. Root was quoted saying, "Pro bono and civic commitment is just ingrained in the firm, it's part of who we are. It's rewarding to serve our communities in that way, but it also makes for really good colleagues."