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  • Bob Chapman spoke with the Chicago Daily Law Bulletin about the similarities between his law practice and coaching Frances Xavier Warde School’s 7th and 8th grade boys’ basketball team. Read more>>
  • Sara Siegall named to JUF and Oy! Chicago’s 2016 36 Under 36 list. For the past five years the Jewish United Fund has honored the top local young professionals who make a difference through their work, giving back and earning distinction in the Jewish community and beyond through their “Double Chai in the Chi” awards. Read more>>
  • Chicago Lawyer Magazine highlighted how the firm’s new space leads to even better client service and collaboration in their July 2016 issue. Read more>>
  • Mike Fatall represented a national provider of revenue-cycle management services to the health care industry in a seven-year technology and services deal with a Fortune 500 health care services provider.
  • Douglas McMeyer has co-authored the chapter, “Depositions by Written Questions – Federal Rule of Civil Procedure 31,” for The Deposition Manual, published by the Defense Research Institute (DRI). Read more >>
  • Douglas McMeyer successfully defended Austin, Texas-based Premier Research Labs against abuse of process and tortious interference claims in the Circuit Court of Cook County and the Illinois Appellate Court. The ruling has implications on both abuse of process claims and discovery disputes. Read more >>
  • David Wheeler discussed cyber security issues and explained that any inquiry by the SEC would look for proof of precautions handled well in advance of a breach in the National Association of Real Estate Investment Managers (NAREIM) Legal & Compliance 2015 Report: The Rules are Changing, which was published in early January of this year. Read more >>
  • Bob Chapman, Sara Siegall and Bob Shapiro successfully represented a client against his former employer who sought to have the Circuit Court of Cook County enforce a variety of restrictive covenants against him. After the trial court found the covenants unenforceable as a matter of law, the Illinois Appellate Court affirmed in a widely-reported opinion. Read more >>
  • David Wheeler provided his insights on the webcast “Navigating the Internet-of-Things (IoT) Implications,” where he reviewed and discussed the implications of the Federal Trade Commission’s much anticipated report, “Internet of Things: Privacy & Security in a Connected World.” Read more >>
  • Bryce Budin co-founds Chicago Women in IP, a networking and mentoring group for professional women in the Intellectual Property field. Read more >>
  • Chapman Spingola defeated emergency motion for entry of temporary restraining order and preliminary injunction in New Jersey Federal Court. Read more >>
  • Chapman Spingola has added two new attorneys to its roster. Intellectual property partner David Wheeler, who focuses on data security and privacy, joins from Greenberg Traurig. Commercial litigator Douglas McMeyer, who has significant experience in state and federal courts, joins from Husch Blackwell.
  • Bryce Budin, formerly of Kirkland & Ellis LLP, has joined the firm as a litigation partner.
  • Chapman Spingola IP litigation team obtained a positive judgment for Tulsa-based investors following a three-day bench trial and substantial post-trial briefing and argument before the Delaware Court of Chancery. The court found that the investors’ general partner had conspired with a longtime friend to fraudulently transfer all of the business’s assets away from the business and the investors. The court entered judgment against the defendants for breach of fiduciary duty and for aiding and abetting those breaches. The court also avoided all of the fraudulent transfers and, over the general partner’s objections, appointed a liquidating trustee to liquidate the business.
  • Chapman Spingola’s Senior Trial Counsel James P. Chapman has been engaged by the Federal District Court for the Northern, Central and Southern Districts of Illinois to advise attorneys appointed by the Court to represent prisoners in their civil rights cases.
  • Michael Fatall completed two software license, development and services transactions on behalf of a global client who provides financial services-based software and services solutions, each with a value to the client of over $1 million.
  • Bob Chapman and Shannon Knight prevailed in an appeal in which the defendant-appellant argued that the trial court erred in finding that the defendant had defrauded his real estate investment partner by retaining for himself a valuable parcel of land that was to be acquired by the partnership. Following substantial briefing, the Appeal Court affirmed the trial court’s judgment in total, including an award of $382,000 in actual damages and $750,000 in punitive damages. Chapman Spingola also served as trial counsel.
  • Sara Siegall presented the Discovery portion of the Illinois State Bar Association’s Spring 2014 Civil Practice Update in Springfield, Illinois.
  • Peter Spingola and Mike Fatall gave a presentation to the Executive Guild Committee concerning the Top Ten Issues to Consider with Business Clients.
  • Bob Chapman and Shannon Knight succeeded in an appeal on behalf of the defendant-appellee in which the Illinois Appellate Court affirmed the grant of summary judgment for defendant landowner.  On appeal, the plaintiff argued that the trial court erred in finding that the landowner owed no duty to a demolition worker where the landowner had given up control of the worksite to contractors. After full briefing, the Illinois Appellate Court affirmed the trial court’s ruling.
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