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On April 15, 2016, Jenner & Block Partner Andrew W. Vail spoke on a CLE panel titled “Top Ten Blunders to Avoid at Your First Trial,” during the 2016 American Bar Association Section of Litigation Annual Conference. On the panel with Mr. Vail were United States District Court Judge Richard D. Bennett; Bart H. Williams, co-chair of the Los Angeles Litigation practice of Proskauer Rose LLP; and Craig A. Thompson of Venable LLP. Panelists provided their suggestions on how novice litigators can avoid common traps during their first trial.
Mr. Vail is a partner in the firm’s Litigation Department and a member of the Complex Commercial Litigation; Consumer Law; Antitrust and Competition; Real Estate; and Trade Secret and Restrictive Covenant Litigation and Counseling Practices. He has significant litigation experience in both federal and state courts, representing individuals, privately held, public and Fortune 500 companies as both plaintiff and defense counsel. In 2015, Illinois Super Lawyers and Chicago Magazine recognized Mr. Vail in their “Best of the Best” lists of the top 100 lawyers in Illinois.