Energy and infrastructure partner Carl Lyon, white collar &
corporate investigations senior counsel Mike Madigan and
intellectual property partner Chris Ottenweller were recently
selected to Law360's MVP list. This annual list honors attorneys whose
achievements in major litigation or transactions have set a new standard for
accomplishment in corporate law.
Recognized for his work on behalf of the Tennessee Valley Authority, Law360
commended Mr. Lyon for his nearly 40 years of practice in the project finance
arena. In 2012, Mr. Lyon advised on nearly $8 billion in power plant financings
for Southern and Midwestern rural cooperatives and municipal power authorities.
Law360 highlighted Mr. Lyon's work on behalf of the Municipal Electric
Authority of Georgia and his advisement on the first newly permitted nuclear
power plant in the U.S. in more than 30 years at the Vogtle Electric Generating
Plant in Georgia.
Unraveling a landmark Foreign Corrupt Practices Act sting against 22 military
and law enforcement equipment executives accused of bribing Gabonese officials
earned Mr. Madigan a spot on Law360's white collar MVP list. The
so-called "Africa Sting Trial" became the first major criminal trial to achieve
court-ordered production in discovery of thousands of text messages between FBI
agents and the government's key cooperating informant, Richard Bistrong.
Law360 named Mr. Ottenweller to its IP MVP list for successfully
defending Apple Inc. at the U.S. International Trade Commission in one of the
earliest smartphone patent cases to go to trial. In its ruling, the ITC adopted
a new legal principle that a complainant must show that an accused product
infringes at the time that it is imported into the U.S. - a significant shift in
ITC law that changed 30 years of precedent. Over the past year, Mr. Ottenweller
also secured a precedent-setting victory for EMC Corp. at the Federal Circuit
and defended Nvidia Corp. against a suit by nonpracticing entity Biax Corp.
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