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Does your business or client submit confidential information to the Government? The Supreme Court issued an important FOIA ruling implicating those disclosures. Matthew Collette, drawing on his extensive experience in government and regulatory matters, shares his in-depth analysis of the decision’s implications for private businesses in an article for Law360.

New partner Cara Hendrickson, called “brilliant” by former Illinois Attorney General Lisa Madigan, tells the Chicago Daily Law Bulletin why she chose Massey & Gail.

Massey & Gail partner Paul Berks wins appeal; taxpayer case against Home Depot reinstated. Read more about it on the Cook Country Record.

Massey & Gail welcomes new partners Cara Hendrickson in Chicago and Matthew Collette in Washington, expanding our depth of experience in government, complex litigation and appeals for our clients. Ms. Hendrickson’s arrival from the senior ranks of Illinois Attorney General’s Office was featured in Law360.com.

Jonathan Massey and Paul Berks analyzed the most recent NCAA antitrust ruling, focusing on the tension between the court’s finding of antitrust violations against the NCAA and the challenges it faces in implementing a viable and adequate remedy. The National Law Journal has their expert opinion.

Jonathan Massey argued before the Pennsylvania Supreme Court on behalf of the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection in an important case involving the Pennsylvania Clean Streams Law. See news coverage of the representation here.

Christopher May commented on a proposed Maryland state law creating a rate-setting commission for pharmaceuticals. See new coverage of the bill and Christopher’s comments here.

Massey & Gail LLP files suit in federal court in Chicago challenging an illegal Illinois handout to nuclear power that improperly invades federal authority and unconstitutionally interferes with interstate commerce. Coverage of the suit may be found here. A press release regarding the lawsuit may be found here.

Jonathan Massey convinced the Third Circuit, sitting en banc, to reverse a panel decision and to issue a unanimous opinion reviving the claims of farm workers in Central and South America injured by pesticides banned for use in the U.S. in Tobias Chavez, et al v. Dole Food Company Inc, et al, Case No. 13-4144 (3d Cir.).

Jonathan Massey named a 2018 and 2017 Washington D.C. Super Lawyer. Super Lawyers selects attorneys based on peer nominations and evaluations, combined with independent research, and each candidate is evaluated on 12 indicators of peer recognition and professional achievement.

Massey & Gail successful trial defense against class action in Schramm v. JP Morgan Chase Bank, N.A., No. 2:09-cv-09442 (C.D. Cal.), reported in Daily Journal Verdicts & Settlements. The Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals affirmed the trial court's decision. The Massey & Gail team of Jonathan Massey, Leonard Gail, and Marc Goldman defended the Massey & Gail trial victory on appeal.

Jonathan Massey and Laurence Tribe submit White Paper to the FCC on behalf of the National Cable & Telecommunications Association, CTIA, and USTelecom stating that the commission's broadband privacy proposal threatens speech rights. National news coverage can be found here.

Jonathan Massey, serving as counsel of record in the Supreme Court for Ed O’Bannon Jr. and a class of current and former college athletes challenging the NCAA's “no-compensation” rule, which is an agreement in restraint of trade in violation of the Sherman Act, has been in the national news for filing a “masterful” cert petition. See here.

Jonathan Massey and Laurence Tribe discussed in national news coverage (link) for their United States Supreme Court representation of a class challenging California's unclaimed property law as unconstitutional under the fifth and 14th amendments. The cert petition was discussed by a leading Supreme Court commentator, which called the firm "well known in legal circles."

Massey & Gail wins Global Competition Review award for Litigation of the Year - Non-Cartel Prosecution, for its work on O’Bannon v. NCAA appeal before the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals, No. 09-CV-03329 (N.D. Cal.), Nos. 15-16601, 14-17068 (9th Cir.) (see Opposition Brief).

Massey & Gail files a brief for amici curiae Members of Congress in Fair Labor Standards Act case before the United States Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit. The brief was discussed and cited in an April 27, 2015 article in The Atlantic. On August 21, 2015, the D.C. Circuit reversed the lower court and entered judgment in favor of the Department of Labor.

Massey & Gail files a brief in support of Internet safety in a federal court proceeding in Mississippi. The firm's related representation of Digital Citizens Alliance received substantial national media coverage.

Attorneys' fee award in favor of Massey & Gail client upheld by Virginia Supreme Court, as reported in Virginia Lawyers Weekly.

Marc Goldman successfully argues before the United States Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit that a Florida voter purge program violated federal law.

Massey & Gail partner Marc Goldman drafted an amicus brief on behalf of the American Intellectual Property Law Association in Lexmark International, Inc. v. Static Control Components, Inc. regarding standing for false advertising under the Lanham Act. A video of a seminar regarding the case is here.