May 07, 2012

Jenner & Block Partner Terri L. Mascherin has been named a “Top Female Trial Attorney” by Law360, a leading legal newswire.  Fifteen women litigators from across the country -- attorneys who, according to Law360, have “scored landmark victories for their clients while blazing trails in a once male-dominated field” --  were selected for this honor.

In a lengthy profile, the publication noted Ms. Mascherin’s commercial successes for clients such as Ventas Inc., Honeywell International, and EMB-NHC LLC, as well as her pro bono achievements, highlighting the closing argument she gave as a fourth-year associate, in a jury trial of a capital murder case, in which the jury returned a “no-death” verdict.

The article quotes Chuck Graf, Chief Litigation Counsel of Honeywell Specialty Materials, who credited Ms. Mascherin’s ability to understand his company’s business and her persuasiveness for very favorable outcomes in the arbitration of two disputes with Sunoco over a long-term supply agreement for a chemical vital to Honeywell’s operations.

It also quotes T. Richard Riney, Ventas’ Executive Vice President and General Counsel, who said of Ms. Mascherin, “She has a gift for trial strategy.”

Jenner & Block Partner David J. Bradford, Co-Chair of the Firm’s Litigation Department, told Law360, “Terri has a great ability to cut through a lot of information and grab on to what’s really important…and she’s got enormous credibility with juries and with judges.”

Ms. Mascherin is a partner in the Firm's Litigation Department and a member of the Complex Commercial Litigation; International Arbitration; and Trademark, Advertising and Unfair Competition Practices.  A former President of the Chicago Bar Association, Ms. Mascherin has been recognized as one of the “50 Most Influential Women Lawyers in America” by The National Law Journal.

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