Top Female Trial Attorney: Jenner & Block's Terri Mascherin

Law360, New York (May 16, 2012, 6:47 PM EDT) -- In 1988, when litigator Terri L. Mascherin — then a fourth-year associate at Jenner & Block LLP — agreed to help the firm in its pro bono representation of a client in a capital murder trial, she never expected to end up making the closing argument that could determine whether Dickey Gaines was put to death.

But Mascherin's colleague, current co-chair of Jenner & Block's litigation department David J. Bradford, told her she was ready, and she delivered an argument that yielded a “no death” verdict...
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