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Partner Paul Smith Argues Important Title VII Case before the US Supreme Court

Jenner & Block Partner Paul M. Smith argued before the U.S. Supreme Court on March 28, 2016, on behalf of firm client CRST Van Expedited, Inc. against the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission in a closely watched Title VII employment discrimination case.  The Court is reviewing an Eighth Circuit decision that vacated a $4.7 million award of attorneys’ fees and costs to CRST.  This is the 18th oral argument before the Supreme Court by Mr. Smith, who is Chair of the firm’s Appellate and Supreme Court Practice.

News reports covering the argument in CRST Vans Expedited v. EEOC can be found here:  National Law Journal, Reuters, Bloomberg BNA, Law360 and Talk Media News.