Illinois Powerhouse: Mayer Brown

By Celeste Bott (August 3, 2021, 2:02 PM EDT) -- Mayer Brown LLP's longstanding work for the city of Chicago, including defending attempts to block construction of former President Barack Obama's presidential center and its work on public corruption and hot-button state political issues, landed it a spot among Law360's 2021 Illinois Powerhouses. 

When Mayer Brown partner Michael Scodro reflects on the firm's win for the city of Chicago in litigation seeking to block the Obama Center on the city's South Side, he says it's likely the only time he's shown up for argument to find every seat of the courtroom taken.

"Members of the public were sitting at the counsel...

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