June 07, 2018

Jenner & Block Partners David P. Saunders and Andrew W. Vail were invited to the “Meeting of Strategic Allies of the Security Consul” because of their relationship with the consulate in Chicago and their pro bono work in the case of Arturo Reyes.  In that case, Mr. Reyes had been convicted of a 1998 murder based on confessions coerced by a controversial former Chicago police officer.  In December 2017, Mr. Saunders and Mr. Vail convinced a Cook County judge to throw out Mr. Reyes’ confession.  Prosecutors then dismissed the charges against Mr. Reyes.  In February 2018, Mr. Reyes was reunited with his family in Mexico.  The meeting was held on June 7, 2018, at the consulate in Chicago.