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Illinois Issues Ethics Opinion for In-House Corporate Counsel

Johnson & Bell Shareholder and General Counsel, Joseph F. Spitzzeri, provides his analysis of a new ethics opinion directed to in-house corporate counsel. In May 2017, the Illinois State Bar Association (“ISBA”) issued Ethics Opinion #17-05 relating to the ethical duties of in house corporate counsel. In essence, the opinion provides that an in-house corporate lawyer may   Continue Reading »

Spitzzeri, Lizzadro Obtain Dismissal of Passenger's Claims in Airline Dispute

Johnson & Bell Shareholder, Joseph F. Spitzzeri, and Attorney, Michael J. Lizzadro, obtained partial summary judgment in favor of their airline client in a breach of contract dispute argued in federal court. In this airline dispute, a passenger sued the airline for breach of contract and violation of the Montreal Convention and EU 261 (the   Continue Reading »

Johnson and Bell Welcomes Patricia A. Ryan

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John D. Malarkey and Gregory M. White Join Johnson & Bell’s Commercial Transactions Group

Transactional attorneys, John D. Malarkey and Gregory M. White, have joined Johnson & Bell’s commercial transactions group where they will work with public and private companies, financial institutions, partnerships and municipal entities on mergers, acquisitions and dispositions, as well as financing and leasing activities. “We are excited to add John and Greg to our firm,”   Continue Reading »

Johnson and Bell Welcomes Gregory M. White

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Ramses Jalalpour

Ramses Jalalpour concentrates his practice in the areas of professional liability and business litigation. He also focuses on appellate law. Mr. Jalalpour’s experience includes cases involving breach of contract, legal malpractice representing divorce and personal injury attorneys, securities arbitration, and product liability and personal injury matters. Mr. Jalalpour earned his J.D. from University of Wisconsin   Continue Reading »

Marconi and Judicial Committee Celebrate 2+ Years of Effort as Illinois Supreme Court Adopts New E-Discovery Rules

Effective as of July 1, 2014, Illinois has new E-Discovery rules relating to the discovery of electronically stored information (ESI). Beginning in January 2012, Johnson & Bell, Ltd. Shareholder, Joseph R. Marconi, was appointed an advisor to the Illinois Supreme Court Committee on Discovery Procedures, the committee responsible for the ESI Discovery reform. The Committee   Continue Reading »

Chrones Chairs Hellenic Bar Association's 2014 Judge’s Night

Johnson & Bell Shareholder, Jeffery G. Chrones, welcomed more than 250 guests to the Hellenic Bar Association’s 2014 Judge’s Night at the National Hellenic Museum in Chicago.  Mr. Chrones served as Chairman of the event, a position he has held for the past three years.  Over 150 judges from the Illinois State Supreme Court, Federal   Continue Reading »

Marconi Attends Lawyers for Civil Justice Meeting in Washington, DC

Johnson & Bell, Ltd. Shareholder, Joseph R. Marconi, is participating in the 2014 Lawyers for Civil Justice membership meeting in Washington, DC.  The meeting takes place May 5-6.  Lawyers for Civil Justice is the corporate and defense community’s voice for reform of the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure, advocating for changes that would lower the costs and burdens of discovery   Continue Reading »

Illinois to Assess Proposed E-Discovery Rule Changes; Public Comment Period Opens

Joseph R. Marconi was selected last year by the Illinois Supreme Court as an advisor to its Committee on Discovery Procedures exploring possible reform to the rules regarding the discovery of electronically stored information (ESI).  As a result of the work of that Committee, public hearings are now scheduled for commentary on those proposed reforms; Johnson   Continue Reading »
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