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  • Trial Notebook

    David Pierotti appealed to the 7th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals, contending a federal judge in Wisconsin erred in giving an “ostrich instruction” on what would justify a verdict that Pierotti knowingly made a false statement.
  • Criminal Convictions

    Rarely has a judge’s ruling illuminated the irrationality of our state’s criminal justice system like the one from a Cook County judge that set detective Dante Servin free.
  • Lawyers' Forum

    A quick search of recent youth- and school-related news yields headlines from local papers such as “Nude Snapchat Selfie Spurs Discussion About Minors’ Use of Social Media,” “Students Sent to Peer Jury in Sexting Case” and “When Sexting Becomes a Crime.”
  • Lawyers' Forum

    Attention to detail is paramount with respect to the proper legal documentation of business transactions, and often small details, when not given close scrutiny, can lead to significant legal issues for attorneys and their clients.
  • This Day in Legal History

    See if you know what happened on This Day in Legal History with Karen Conti.
  • Ask Snap-D

    At the beginning of every new matter, a formal introduction should be made to the client in person and in form of a memo that lists all attorneys working on the case with their contact information.
  • Jeff’s Sidebar

    My first two years as an attorney, I wrote and argued appeals for the Prosecutors’ Appellate Service, which subsequently became a state agency. 
    Sporting Judgment
  • Sports, Business & the Law

    Domestic violence has become a hot topic in the world of professional sports in the United States. With several recent domestic violence incidents, this is for good reason.
  • SAN DIEGO — An advisory group appointed by Mayor Kevin Faulconer recommended Monday that the Chargers contribute $300 million toward a new $1.33 billion stadium with the NFL giving $200 million, the city and county $121 million each and personal seat licenses totaling $120 million.
  • Sports Marketing Playbook

    In what looks like a well-executed steal, PepsiCo signed a five-year corporate sponsorship deal in April with the National Basketball Association, replacing the Coca-Cola Co. — which had a 29-year sponsorship relationship with the NBA — and locking down food and beverage sponsorships for all four major North American professional sports.
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  • The Final Draught

    How fast is Chicago’s beer scene growing these days? Well, just since the new year, we’ve seen four new breweries open their doors: Alarmist Brewing, Breakroom Brewery and Motor Row Brewing, with Blue Island Beer Co. opening up just south of the city limits.
  • Out of the office

    Ever since I spent my sophomore year of college studying and traveling in Ireland, I have loved all things Irish. When I saw the Art Institute of Chicago was presenting an exhibition called “Ireland: Crossroads of Art and Design, 1690-1840,” I knew I had to go.
  • On the Job

    Many attorneys come to me after they’ve landed their dream job, after the honeymoon ends. They now feel dissatisfied and unfulfilled.
  • On the Job

    Looking for a new, morale-building, feel-good project for the whole firm? If the answer to that question is “yes,” consider the legacy that the collective leadership of Georgetown University Law Center; Arent, Fox LLP; and DLA Piper are currently creating in Washington, D.C.
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