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Katherine M. O’Brien

TDR Attorneys Named Super Lawyers, Rising Stars

Once again, about 2/3 of TDR Attorneys have been named as either Super Lawyers or Rising Stars by Super Lawyers Magazine and ThomsonReuters.  Super Lawyers recognizes attorneys who have distinguished themselves in their legal practice. Special recognition goes to Mark Horwitch who has been named a Super Lawyer for the 10th time.  He joins Gino DiVito, John […]

Court Orders Production of Privileged Documents Reviewed by 30(b)(6) Witness

A recent Northern District of Illinois case illustrates privilege issues that arise when a corporate party designates an in-house attorney to testify as a Rule 30(b)(6) deposition witness. In Baxter International, Inc. v. Becton, Dickinson and Co., 2019 WL 6258490 (N.D. Ill. Nov. 22, 2019), Magistrate Judge Sidney I. Schenkier ordered the defendant to produce documents […]

Kate O’Brien Quoted in The Associated Press

TDR partner Kate O’Brien spoke to The Associated Press about recent rulings TDR secured for our client the United States Conference of Mayors in City of Evanston and United States Conference of Mayors v. Sessions. The lawsuit challenges the Attorney General’s decision to impose unlawful, immigration-related conditions on the receipt of federal grant funds under […]

TDR Attorneys Selected as 2019 Illinois Super Lawyers and Rising Stars

Tabet DiVito & Rothstein proudly announces that 12 of its attorneys have been selected for inclusion in the 2019 Illinois Super Lawyers and Rising Stars lists. Congratulations to all of them for attaining this high-degree of peer recognition and professional achievement. 2019 Super Lawyers Karina Zabicki DeHayes Gino L. DiVito John Fitzgerald* Mark H. Horwitch […]

7th Circuit Lifts Stay On Preliminary Injunction Obtained By TDR In Welcoming City Litigation

On August 29, 2018, TDR attorneys won an impressive victory for our client the United States Conference of Mayors in the United States Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit. The Conference represents the interests of cities throughout the country. As a result of the Seventh Circuit’s decision, the Attorney General is enjoined from imposing […]

International Municipal Lawyers Association Recognizes Kate O’Brien

Tabet DiVito & Rothstein partner Katherine M. O’Brien has been awarded the Amicus Service Award from the International Municipal Lawyers Association. The IMLA Amicus Service Award recognizes lawyers who have been actively involved in legal advocacy for and on behalf of local governments and IMLA, and who have done exemplary work to protect and advance […]

TDR Partners Brian Haussmann and Kate O’Brien Brief the U.S. Conference of Mayors

TDR Partners Brian C. Haussmann and Kate M. O’Brien traveled to Washington, D.C. to brief the U.S. Conference of Mayors on the firm’s work in Chicago v. Sessions and on immigration-related legal challenges facing Chicago and other cities. Haussmann spoke on the second day of the Conference’s Winter Meeting on a panel titled “Immigration: Responding […]

TDR Files Seventh Circuit Amicus Brief in Chicago “Sanctuary City” Litigation

On January 4, 2018, TDR partners Brian C. Haussmann, John M. Fitzgerald, and Katherine M. O’Brien filed an amicus brief with the United States Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit in City of Chicago v. Sessions, Case No. 17-2991. TDR filed the brief on behalf of the County of Santa Clara, the United States Conference […]

Federal District Court Applies Newly Amended Rule 37(e)

Magistrate Judge James C. Francis IV of the Southern District of New York recently granted, in part, a motion for sanctions that raised “significant issues concerning the reach of newly amended Rule 37(e) of the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure, the standard of proof governing spoliation, and the relief appropriate for destruction of electronically stored […]

TDR Wins Federal Court Injunction Prohibiting International Arbitration

In one of the few cases of its kind nationwide, TDR recently helped firm client Hospira, Inc. secure an injunction prohibiting a foreign corporation from forcing Hospira into arbitration in Geneva, Switzerland. Netherlands-based Therabel Pharma, N.V. filed the arbitration before the International Commerce Commission’s International Court of Arbitration (the “ICC”), naming Hospira and one of […]

Fitzgerald, Haussmann Promoted to Partner; O’Brien Joins as an Associate

TDR attorneys John M. Fitzgerald and Brian C. Haussmann have recently been promoted to partner. Both are commercial litigators who have made important contributions to TDR cases, the firm, and the bar during their tenure at the firm. Fitzgerald joined the firm in 2006. He has represented many large corporations, small businesses, and individuals successfully […]