Mayer Brown has been recognized as an “Illinois Powerhouse” in Law360’s 2019 Regional Powerhouse list, a ranking of law firms “handling some of the biggest deals and most high-profile courtroom battles across eight states, offering clients regional expertise and making a lasting impact on the law at the state and local level.” (View article)

A go-to firm for political issues in Chicago and throughout Illinois, Mayer Brown was selected by Law360 for the firm’s role in some of the city’s major infrastructure and public works projects, high-stakes litigation wins, and data privacy cases. In addition, the firm was commended for facilitating the transition process of Chicago’s new mayor, Lori Lightfoot, who was a partner at Mayer Brown before embarking on her mayoral candidacy. Law360 also highlighted the achievements of the firm’s Public Policy, Regulatory & Political Law practice group, which is celebrating its 30th anniversary this year and is co-led by Chicago-based partner Joe Seliga.

In the profile, Mr. Seliga credited the firm’s strong presence in the region to its cutting-edge transactional and regulatory work and its long history of guiding government agencies through major public works projects. For example, the firm acted as lead bond counsel for the city in an $8.5 billion plan to revamp Chicago O'Hare International Airport.

The firm also secured a win for the city of Chicago in a case seeking to block the construction of the Obama Presidential Center in Chicago’s Jackson Park. “It was a great collaboration between the city law department and our team,” said Britt Miller, the managing partner of the firm’s Chicago office. “And that’s just one example of our work with public-private partnerships on the legal side.”

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