Jenner & Block

Partners Andrew Vail and David Saunders Appointed "Consultant Lawyers" by the Consulate General of Mexico

Jenner & Block Partners Andrew W. Vail and David P. Saunders have been selected by the Consul General of Mexico in Chicago to join a panel of lawyers to whom the Consulate may refer legal matters involving Mexican citizens.  Mr. Vail and Mr. Saunders are among a select group of lawyers across Chicago who were invited to apply for this referral panel after they won their post-conviction petition on behalf of the firm’s client, Arturo Reyes.  Mr. Reyes was convicted murder based on confessions coerced by controversial former Chicago police Detective Reynaldo Guevara.  On December 21, 2017, prosecutors dismissed the charges against Mr. Reyes, and he was released from IDOC custody for first time in nearly 19 years.  In February 2018, he was reunited with his family in Mexico.