novembre 04 2020

Four Mayer Brown partners named 2020 “MVPs” by Law360

Mayer Brown announced that Amanda Baker (New York), Keri Borders (Los Angeles), Douglas Doetsch and Nancy Ross (both Chicago) were named “MVPs” by Law360. This recognition honors “elite” lawyers who have “distinguished themselves from their peers over the past year through high-stakes litigation, record-breaking deals and complex global matters.” 

A Structured Finance partner, Ms. Baker was selected as an MVP in the Structured Finance category for helping Square Inc. deliver coronavirus stimulus funds to small businesses. She helped Square get its license to process the loans, set up its Paycheck Protection Program lending platform and secure financing that enabled the company to process even more loans. The publication also highlighted her role in advising Ally Bank for over a decade. (View article.)

A Litigation & Dispute Resolution partner, Ms. Borders was recognized as an MVP in the Product Liability category for securing numerous client victories, including a recent win for Ghirardelli Chocolate Co. in a proposed nationwide class action alleging that consumers were misled into believing its products contained white chocolate. “That case is an example of a new phenomenon in false advertising lawsuits involving products for which there wasn't any actual alleged false advertising on the product itself,” she told Law360. (View article.)

Banking & Finance partner Doetsch was selected as an MVP in the Project Finance category for helping renegotiate financing agreements for some of the largest airport concessionaires in South America during an economic downturn caused by COVID-19. Mr. Doetsch successfully accomplished two airport exchange offers in an unprecedented amount of time, and with exceptionally high acceptance rates from investors. "When we were first contacted, we had less than a month to structure, document, and launch these exchange offers," he said. (View article.)

ERISA Litigation partner Ms. Ross was selected as an MVP in the Benefits category for leading a number of big-name clients, including Cornell University, Georgetown University, Northrop Grumman Corp., AT&T and HSBC, in Employee Retirement Income Security Act suits. "This series of lawsuits — and this has really been going on now since 2006, when the first wave came in — is distracting, costly and frankly very upsetting to the fiduciaries whose names are often on the pleadings," Ms. Ross said. "Having the court vindicate them and say there is nothing behind these allegations is very rewarding." (View article.)

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