Representative engagements as lead appellate counsel prior to joining Jenner & Block:

  • Nationwide Freight Systems v. Illinois Commerce Commission, 784 F.3d 367, in which the Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals held that a federal transportation deregulation statute did not preempt Illinois licensing and insurance regulations applicable to the commercial trucking industry.
  • Illinois Commerce Commission v. FERC, 756 F.3d 556, in which the Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals reversed the decision of a federal agency and held that under the Federal Power Act, electricity consumers in Illinois could not be required to share equally in the costs of constructing power lines principally designed to service and benefit non-Illinois customers.
  • Shepard v. Madigan, 734 F.3d 748, in which the Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals rejected a challenge under the Second Amendment to the temporary limits on firearm availability that applied in Illinois while the State still was implementing a new conceal-carry firearm licensing program.
  • People v. Jackson, 983 N.E.2d 1027, in which the Illinois Supreme Court reversed a lower court holding that the Due Process Clause forbids prosecutions for the crime of driving on a suspended driver’s license when a defendant, during a period of license suspension, nonetheless erroneously receives a driver’s license from the State.  
  • City of Champaign v. Madigan, 992 N.E.2d 629, in which the Illinois Appellate Court for the Fourth District held that emails sent by public officials from their private email accounts using their private electronic devices nonetheless may be public documents for purposes of the Illinois Freedom of Information Act.
  • Joseph Construction Co. v. Board of Trustees of Governors State University, 973 N.E.2d 486, in which the Illinois Appellate Court for the Third District determined that a state university, its board of trustees, and its officers are protected by state sovereign immunity as defined by the Illinois State Lawsuit Immunity Act.