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winston_strawn [2017/11/01 19:08]
Carlos Pedraza adds Winston description of settlement
winston_strawn [2017/11/17 17:54] (current)
Carlos Pedraza [Limited Pro Bono] adds 'notable clients' subsection
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 ==== Limited Pro Bono ==== ==== Limited Pro Bono ====
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 According to its announcement,​ Winston'​s pro bono arrangement with Axanar only covers its attorneys'​ hourly rates. It does not include any third-party or non-personnel expenses, which may prove substantial. Additionally,​ in civil cases, the losing side is liable for the legal expenses of the victor, and such fees are part of the [[summary_of_the_lawsuit#​attorneys'​ fees|damages]] sought by CBS and Paramount. According to its announcement,​ Winston'​s pro bono arrangement with Axanar only covers its attorneys'​ hourly rates. It does not include any third-party or non-personnel expenses, which may prove substantial. Additionally,​ in civil cases, the losing side is liable for the legal expenses of the victor, and such fees are part of the [[summary_of_the_lawsuit#​attorneys'​ fees|damages]] sought by CBS and Paramount.
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 +[{{ ::​george_ryan.jpg?​100|Former Illinois Gov. **George Ryan**}}]
 +<wrap lo>​**WINSTON'​S PRO BONO** According to Wikipedia, former Illinois [[wp>​Gov. George Ryan]] was also represented as a pro bono client by Winston & Strawn, defending him against federal corruption charges at the cost of as much as $20 million.</​wrap>​
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 +=== Other Notable Pro Bono Clients ===
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 +Notably, among other pro bono clients represented by Winston, was Illinois Gov. George Ryan, who was convicted in 2006 on federal corruption charges related to a scheme inside the Ryan's Secretary of State'​s office during Ryan's term there in which unqualified truck drivers obtained licenses through bribes. Several people died in a fiery crash involving a driver implicated in the scheme.(([[wp>​George_Ryan|Wikipedia article, "​George Ryan"​]],​ retrieved 11/17/17.))
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 +Ryan served as lieutenant governor under former Gov. Jim Thompson, who had gone on to serve as a managing partner at Winston. The defense cost the firm as much as $20 million by 2006.(([[wp>​George_Ryan#​Defense_and_Appeal|Wikipedia article, "​George Ryan"​]],​ retrieved 11/17/17.))
 ===== Intellectual Property Practice ===== ===== Intellectual Property Practice =====