Four Mayer Brown partners have been named 2019 “Client Service All-Stars” by BTI Consulting Group. Since launching its All-Stars report in 2001, BTI has included one or more Mayer Brown lawyers on the list each year.

The 2019 honorees are:

  • Jim Antonopoulos, Banking & Finance (Chicago)
  • Christian Fabian, Corporate & Securities (Chicago)
  • Andy Marovitz, Litigation & Dispute Resolution (Chicago), who was awarded the “MVP” distinction for making the list for the second consecutive year
  • Howard Roin, Litigation & Dispute Resolution (Chicago)

The 2019 All-Stars report recognized 335 North American lawyers who “deliver incomparable levels of client service excellence” and “can simplify even the most complex of legal matters and are unwavering in their dedication to clients,” BTI said. To select the All-Stars, BTI conducted more than 350 in-depth interviews with top legal decision makers at large organizations with $1 billion or more in revenue. The lawyers whom the clients named shared five traits: superior client focus, unmatched client experience, a thorough understanding of the client’s business, unparalleled legal skills and innovative thought leadership. 

Jim Antonopoulos concentrates his practice in structured finance. He represents sponsors and issuers in US public and private issuances of term asset-backed securities, borrowers in warehouse loan and asset-backed commercial paper conduit facilities, and sellers and purchasers in whole loan sales and forward flow transactions in the prime and subprime automobile and equipment loan and lease asset classes. Mr. Antonopoulos earned a JD magna cum laude from University of Illinois College of Law and a BA from University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.

Christian Fabian advises on domestic and cross-border mergers and acquisitions, and corporate and securities law matters. His cross-border work has involved transactions in several parts of the world, including Europe, Asia, Australia and Latin America. He represents purchasers and sellers of domestic and international businesses in complex public and private mergers, tender offers, stock and asset acquisitions, divestitures, joint ventures and strategic alliances. Mr. Fabian advises on private equity investments, recapitalizations, private placements of securities and other corporate finance matters, as well as corporate governance and securities law matters. He is a member of the Firm’s Chemicals, Infrastructure Investment and Latin America Practices. Mr. Fabian holds a JD cum laude from University of Detroit Mercy School of Law and a BSE from Oakland University.

Andy Marovitz is a trial lawyer who focuses his practice on antitrust litigation and complex commercial litigation. He has represented national and multinational corporations in monopolization, attempted monopolization, price fixing, market allocation and conspiracy cases; indeed, he has defended clients around the nation in some of the largest price fixing cases ever filed. He also counsels on general antitrust issues and represents companies facing significant litigation involving a variety of subject matters. Mr. Marovitz earned a JD from Yale Law School and a BA with honors from Amherst College.

Howard Roin
is a trial and appellate lawyer, primarily representing large businesses and financial institutions in complex, high-stakes commercial and class action litigation. His trial victories include a defense verdict in a three-month trial in which the plaintiffs had sustained $150 million in money damages, a more than $60 million plaintiff’s judgment on behalf of a bankruptcy estate, and a defense verdict where the plaintiff claimed $20 million in damages. As part of a Mayer Brown’s pro bono program, he served as lead counsel in a high profile criminal trial, winning acquittal on all felony charges, and most recently served as lead trial counsel in a challenge to the government’s termination of Temporary Protected Status for Haiti. Mr. Roin holds a JD with honors from The University of Chicago Law School and a BA magna cum laude from Amherst College.