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Jenner & Block was named one of the “nation’s leading business litigation firms” in the 2009 edition of Benchmark Litigation: the definitive guide to America's leading business litigation firms and attorneys. The publication also recognized several of Jenner & Block attorneys as "leading litigation stars."
Benchmark recognized Jenner & Block as a top litigation firm nationwide and in Illinois, noting that the Firm was “consistently recommended as the best in the country for national-scale, ‘bet-the-company’ litigation.”
The publication said the Firm’s lawyers were “among the best in the U.S.” with “roughly 250 lawyers across offices ready to try cases.” Among other things, Benchmark highlighted several of the Firm’s recent major client victories, including the appellate victory for L-3 Communications; the successful copyright infringement suit for the Motion Picture Association of America; the trademark infringement victory for Weider Publications and American Media; and the successful defense of a product liability suit for General Motors.
Benchmark also noted that Jenner & Block has received “significant recognition” for its pro bono work, including the Firm’s representation of New Orleans residents post-Hurricane Katrina and detainees at Guantanamo Bay.
Chairman Anton R. Valukas, Chairman Emeritus Jerold S. Solovy, and Partners Jeffrey D. Colman and John H. Mathias, Jr. were recognized by Benchmark as Illinois “litigation stars” for being “consistently recommended as incontrovertible stars by clients and peers.” Mr. Solovy was also named a national “star” in general commercial litigation, and Mr. Mathias was named a national “star” in insurance litigation.
Associates Erin R. Schrantz and Sara S. Ruff were recognized by Benchmark as Illinois "future stars" for being “consistently recommended by peer partners, competitors and clients as litigators who are likely to appear as ‘local litigation stars’ in coming additions.”
Benchmark Litigation is published by Legal Media Group, a part of Euromoney Institutional Investor PLC. Recommendations published in Benchmark Litigation are based on extensive face-to-face and telephone interviews with the nation's leading private practice lawyers and in-house counsel.