June 24, 2013

Jenner & Block Partner Paul M. Smith, chair of the firm’s Appellate and Supreme Court Practice, will join Partners Jessica Ring Amunson, Marc A. Goldman, Matthew S. Hellman and Joshua M. Segal for a panel discussion on the “2012 Supreme Court Term in Review.”  The panelists will examine the implications of the Court’s biggest business cases, from patents to class action standards to administrative law, as well as cases regarding social issues, such as voting rights and same-sex marriage.  The event starts at 8 a.m. June 28, at the Jenner & Block Conference Center, 353 N. Clark St., 45th floor, Chicago.  The program will offer 1.25 hours of CLE credit.  Please click here to register.  

Paul is chair of the Appellate and Supreme Court Practice who has had an active Supreme Court practice for nearly three decades, including oral arguments in 14 Supreme Court cases.  Among his important victories are Lawrence v. Texas, the landmark gay rights case, and Brown v. Entertainment Merchants Ass’n, establishing the First Amendment rights of those who produce and sell video games.

Jessica, a member of the Appellate and Supreme Court Practice, concentrates in appellate and Supreme Court matters.  She has significant experience briefing and arguing matters before federal and state appellate courts and has filed numerous merits and amicus briefs with the Court.

Marc, a member of the Appellate and Supreme Court Practice and Communications Practices, focuses on telecommunications litigation, patents and securities issues.  He represents clients before the Supreme Court, other appellate courts, district courts and before regulatory agencies.

Matt, a member of the Appellate and Supreme Court Practice, has contributed to several cases tried before the United States Supreme Court and presented numerous arguments in the courts of appeals and trial courts.  His cases involve issues such as intellectual property, entertainment law and civil liberties.

Joshua, a member of the Appellate and Supreme Court Practice, has extensive appellate experience in patent law, telecommunications law and government contracts law.  He frequently serves on moot court panels for attorneys preparing to present argument before the Supreme Court and federal courts of appeals.