BSF Elects Seven New Partners
December 4, 2006Boies, Schiller & Flexner taks pride in announcing that, effective January 1, 2007, Tanya S. Chutkan, Helen M. Maher, Damien J. Marshall, Sigrid S. McCawley, Fred Norton, Alanna C. Rutherford and Jonathan M. Shaw, will become partners.
Tanya Chutkan, resident in the firm’s Washington, D.C. office, specializes in litigation and white collar criminal defense. Tanya graduated from the University of Pennsylvania School of Law in 1987, where she was an associate editor of the Law Review and an Arthur Littleton Legal Writing Instructor. She received her Bachelor of Arts Degree in Economics from George Washington University in 1983. Prior to joining the firm in 2002, Tanya was a trial attorney and supervisor with the DC Public Defender Service, where she tried over 50 jury trials, including numerous serious felony cases and complex white collar matters, and argued several appellate cases. She tried and won acquittal in the first blackmail case to go to trial in the District of Columbia and also won the first known acquittal in the District of Columbia against DNA evidence. Tanya’s recent cases include the trial of two federal antitrust class actions on behalf of plaintiff classes, In re Vitamins Antitrust Litigation (D.D.C. 2003), which resulted in an award of $149.5 million, and In re Scrap Meta/Antitrust Litigation (ND. Ohio 2006), which resulted in an award of $34.5 million. Currently, she represents plaintiff classes in three pending class actions in federal courts in Pennsylvania, the District of Columbia, and New York, and is representing a multinational corporation in a Department of Justice grand jury investigation. She has also defended individuals as well as corporations in SEC and Department of Justice investigations and in securities and antitrust litigation.
Helen M. Maher, resident in the firm’s Armonk office, has focused on complex antitrust, securities and derivative actions, as well as cases involving intellectual property, technology transfers, and environmental law. Helen graduated with honors from Pace University School of Law in 1 998, Where she was editor-in-chief of the Pace Environmental Law Review and the recipient of the Lois Murphy Scholarship and the Environmental Law Certificate. Helen received her Bachelor of Arts Degree in Political Science, magna cum laude, from the University of Southern Maine. She is the author of several articles. Since joining the firm, Helen has participated in several high-profile antitrust cases in the sports-and-entertainment field. Her recent representations include successfully defending NASCAR in two antitrust lawsuits each seeking over $1 billion in damages and challenging the NASCAR business model. Previously, Helen assisted in the firm’s successful representation of the Yankees Entertainment & Sports Network in its antitrust suit against Cablevision, which had refused to carry the new network to its approximately three million New York area subscribers. In 2002, she participated in a pro bono trial as co-counsel with the National Resources Defense Council, Inc., against a manufacturing company for its disposal of mercury in the Penobscot River.
Damien Marshall, resident in the firm’s Ft. Lauderdale office, has represented major corporations in complex, high stakes litigations. Damien graduated magna cum laude from UCLA in 1996. In 1999, he graduated magna cum laude from Georgetown University Law Center, where he served as an articles editor on the Georgetown Law Journal. After law school, Damien served as law clerk to the Honorable Donald M. Middlebrooks, the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Florida and, thereafter, for the Honorable Rosemary Barkett, U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit. Damien joined the firm as an associate in 2001. Damien’s cases have included the firm’s successful representation of Philip Morris USA Inc. in defense of antitrust challenges to its Retail Leaders program; Carnival Corporation in obtaining a dismissal with prejudice of a purported class action; and a Tyco International business unit in successfully resolving a copyright infringement matter. Damien also played a major role at trial in the Illinois courts concerning trade secrets, and in litigation on behalf of one of the largest beverage companies in Latin America, which procured a preliminary injunction in connection with a $300 million transaction. Currently, Damien is involved in the firm’s representation of American Express Company in antitrust litigation against Visa and MasterCard and in litigation work on behalf of Florida Power & Light. Damien also is working on the firm’s pro bono representation of the American Academy of Pediatricians and class representatives seeking to enforce federal rights to medical care for Florida children who depend on Medicaid.
Sigrid McCawley, resident in the firm’s Ft. Lauderdale office, focuses on complex commercial litigation. Sigrid graduated from the University of Florida College of Law with honors in 1 997. After law school, Sigrid served a two-year clerkship with the Honorable Jose A. Gonzalez, Jr., United States District Court for the Southern District of Florida. At the conclusion of her clerkship, Sigrid worked as an associate in the litigation department of the Washington, D.C. office of Morgan, Lewis & Bockius LLP. While with Morgan Lewis, Sigrid was selected to serve as a liaison for Ambassador Richard N. Gardner to the President’s Advisory Committee on United States Trade Relations. Sigrid joined the firm in June 2001 and was selected by the South Florida Business Journal as the “Best of the Bar” for 2005. Since joining the firm, Sigrid has had significant responsibility in the representation of several of the firm’s clients, including Zurich, Tyco and Computer Associates. In addition, Sigrid has had principal responsibility in a variety of the firm’s class action matters, having played a key role in the recovery of approximately $50 million in unpaid overtime compensation on behalf of over 4,000 individual plaintiffs.
Fred Norton, resident in the firm’s Oakland office, handles complex antitrust and commercial litigation for a variety of clients. His work includes defending and prosecuting antitrust, securities fraud, and white collar matters. Fred joined the firm as an associate in 2000 after completing his clerkship with the Honorable M. Blane Michael, United States Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit. He graduated magna cum laude from New York University School of Law in 1999, where he was senior articles editor of the Law Review. Recent cases Fred has handled include Space Exploration Technologies Corporation v. The Boeing Company and Lockheed Martin Corporation (plaintiff antitrust suit); Austin, et al. v. Tyco Telecommunications Ltd. et al. (defense of securities fraud suit); Broadcom Inc. v. Qualcomm Corp. (plaintiff antitrust suit); Raynes v. Marvin Davis, et al. (fiduciary duty suit); ComChoice Inc. v. Southwestern Bell Telephone Company (defense of antitrust suit); Hoffman v. American Express Travel Related Services, Inc. (class action defense); and Caiola v. Citibank, N.A (plaintiff securities fraud suit).
Alanna C. Rutherford, resident in the firm’s New York City office, has been involved in a wide variety of antitrust and complex civil litigation cases and investigations. Alanna graduated from the Georgetown University School of Foreign Service in 1997 and from Columbia Law School in 2000, where she was a senior editor of the Columbia Law Review and a Harlan Fiske Stone Scholar. She clerked for Judge Charles Wilson, Eleventh Circuit Court of Appeals in Florida. Alanna is a member of the Bars of Washington, D.C., and New York and is admitted to practice in several federal district and appellate courts. Alanna became associated with the firm in 2001. Alanna’s recent litigation experience includes the firm’s successful defense of Goldman Sachs in an injunctive action brought by the NYSE seatholders to stop the merger between NYSE and Archipelago, plaintiffs antitrust litigation for American Express against MasterCard and Visa, the defense of Lloyds of London in the World Trade Center insurance litigation, and representation of DuPont in a variety of matters. Alanna is fluent in French and lived in France, Jamaica, New Zealand, the Philippines, the Republic of South Africa, the United States and Zambia before college. She has lectured at Columbia Law School on internet regulation.
Jonathan M. Shaw, resident in the firm’s Washington, D.C. office, represents both plaintiffs and defendants involved in commercial litigation and arbitration throughout the United States and abroad. Recent representations include the successful defense of the New York Yankees and Northwest Airlines in preliminary injunction proceedings, successful defense of REI against business tort claims brought by Bank of America and Chase Manhattan Bank, and the prosecution of securities and state law claims seeking more than $1 billion in damages on behalf of a certified class of shareholders. Although his practice encompasses a broad range of commercial disputes, Jonathan has particular expertise in antitrust, securities, and insurance coverage litigation. Before joining the firm last year, Jonathan was a partner in Susman Godfrey, a national litigation boutique. Washington Law & Politics magazine named him a “Rising Star” of the Washington State Bar in 2005 and 2006, based on surveys of leading lawyers in the state. Earlier in his career, Jonathan was an associate at Wiley, Rein & Fielding and clerked for the Honorable Frank A. Kaufman on the United States District Court for the District of Maryland. Jonathan graduated cum laude from the University of Pennsylvania Law School in 1992, where he served as an Associate Editor of the Law Review. He was a Beneficial-Hodson Scholar at The Johns Hopkins University, from which he graduated with Departmental Honors in History in 1989.
Boies, Schiller & Flexner LLP, founded in 1997, has become one of the nation’s premier law firms. It has approximately 240 lawyers in offices located in New York, Washington, D.C., California, Florida, New Hampshire and Las Vegas. Best known for landmark cases such as United States v. Microsoft, Bush v. Gore, and In re Vitamins, the firm represents some of the largest and most sophisticated organizations in the world in their most important matters. The firm has been described by The Wall Street Journal as a “national litigation powerhouse” and by the National Law Journal as “unafraid to venture into controversial” and “high risk” matters. Boies, Schiller & Flexner can be visited on the web at www.bsfllp.com