Following a ruling made in the trial against the “ComEd 4” that the court would not allow the media to have access to audio recordings admitted as evidence of corruption by Michael Madigan, Steve Mandell and Brian Saucier petitioned to intervene in the case on behalf of WBEZ Chicago, the Sun-Times, and the Chicago Tribune. • Read More »
Steve Mandell and Brian Saucier, on behalf of WBEZ Chicago and the Chicago Sun-Times, successfully argued in Cook County Circuit Court that several pleadings in a lawsuit filed by investors of the Maple & Ash restaurant group were improperly filed under seal. The unsealed documents outlined the investors’ claim that the restaurant group misappropriated funds • Read More »
Provided by Chambers Founding partner Steven Mandell has a wealth of experience in the media and entertainment industry, which includes representing clients in IP and First Amendment disputes. Strengths “Steve is very good at negotiation.” “He is a knowledgeable and skilled litigator. He understands the legal and operational challenges of newsrooms and is well versed in media legal issues. • Read More »
The firm is delighted to announce that Bryan Lesser has joined Mandell Menkes as an associate. He graduated from Georgetown University Law Center in 2018 and has worked in Chicago since 2019, with a brief stint at the Office of the State Appellate Defender.
We congratulate Peter J. Strand of being recognized as a Best Lawyer “Lawyer of the Year” for 2023 – Entertainment Law – Music in Chicago and Thomas R. Leavens of being recognized as a Best Lawyer “Lawyer of the Year” for 2023 – Entertainment Law – Motion Pictures and Television in Chicago. We celebrate this acknowledgement by their • Read More »
Steven Mandell and Brian Saucier argued that the court file should be opened “to allow for appropriate public review and scrutiny.” They noted that Hastings said he wanted to protect his family’s privacy, even as his reelection campaign issued an ad featuring a photo of the senator with his children, describing him as a “single • Read More »