Monday, May 14, 2012

Experts in High-Stakes Commercial Litigation: Myron M. Cherry & Associates

Based in Chicago, Myron M. Cherry & Associates, LLC, takes on clients ranging from the classic underdog to major corporations, handling both plaintiff and defendant commercial litigation with high stakes. Founded by skilled litigant and mediator Myron Cherry in 1973, the trial-law firm handles everything from class actions, legal malpractice, and employment law to environmental law and government investigations. A tenacious advocate, Myron Cherry has argued cases all the way up to the United States Supreme Court.

Myron M. Cherry & Associates, pioneers in writing the country’s first significant environmental laws, continues its commitment to stewardship of the planet, winning settlements in such areas as groundwater pollution and preventing the construction of a major landfill. In 2010, the firm reached a $44 million settlement with the Air Line Pilots Association, International, on behalf of more than 2,100 United Air Lines senior pilots disputing pension actions by the union during bankruptcy restructuring. In a legal malpractice case, Myron M. Cherry & Associates prevailed against large New York law firm Sullivan & Cromwell LLP for Ventas, Inc., a real estate investment-trust company.

A graduate of Northwestern University School of Law, Myron Cherry teaches trial litigation as an Adjunct Professor at the institution. He sat on the Special Committee on Energy Law of the American Bar Association for 11 years and on the United States Holocaust Commission for six years. The renowned attorney also held key posts on the Democratic National Committee, served on the U.S. Senate Judicial Nominations Committee for Illinois twice, and acted as a founding Master of the Atticus Finch Inn of Court. Recognized as a Top 100 Illinois Super Lawyer by Super Lawyers magazine and featured in several other notable publications, including Crain’s Chicago Business, Audubon magazine, and The Wall Street Journal, Mr. Cherry enjoys following sports, running, and listening to classical music and jazz in his leisure time. 

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