Cases Publications Seminars
A Trial Lawyer's Guide to Discovery in Federal and State Courts in Illinois
Schopf & Weiss (2010, 2003)
Co-authored with members of the firm. The book describes how to use discovery to prepare for trial, discusses the judicial decisions that shape discovery strategy, and analyzes recent rule revisions. For a complimentary copy, please e-mail your name and address to email@example.com.
Litigation Risk & Opportunity in the United States: A Guide for International Executives and Their Advisors
Schopf & Weiss (2009, 2003)
Co-authored with members of the firm, the authors use their experience as business litigators to explain how business in the United States is conducted against a backdrop of a comprehensive and complicated set of laws and the pervasive possibility of litigation. For a complimentary copy, please e-mail your name and address to firstname.lastname@example.org.
CIDRA Rules! A Guide to International Arbitration
A compilation of rules, conventions and statutes on international arbitration and mediation prepared for the Chicago International Dispute Resolution Association. For complimentary copy, please email your name and address to email@example.com.
Recovering Damages for Trademark Infringement
101 Illinois Bar Journal 148 (2013)
While enjoining unlawful use is the objective of most trademark infringement suits, some trademark owners can get money damages as well. [Download]
Advancing D&O Litigation Expenses: The Power of the Perk
99 Illinois Bar Journal 36 (2011)
Many companies promise officers and directors an advance of litigation expenses for suits filed against them based on their services on behalf of the corporation. But courts’ strong enforcement of these promises render them a more meaningful benefit – and a heavier burden – than some corporations expect. [Download]
Nothing But Net: The Northern District of Illinois on the World Wide Web
Chicago Bar Record (Jan. 2002)
Describes how to use the website of the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois.
International Commercial Arbitration
Chicago Bar Association (2002, 1998)
Contrasts litigation and arbitration, cites cases enforcing and declining to enforce arbitral awards, and discusses organizations that administer arbitrations. [Download]
A New Way to Resolve International Business Disputes
88 Illinois Bar Journal 582 (2000)
Discusses Illinois' new International Commercial Arbitration Act, and profiles the Chicago International Dispute Resolution Association. [Download]
Discovery in Illinois
Business and Commercial Litigation (IICLE 1999)
Co-author of chapter that describes how to use discovery to prepare for trial, discusses the judicial decisions that shape discovery strategy, and analyzes recent rules revisions. Schopf & Weiss has authored this chapter since 1991.
A Guide to Transnational Litigation
American Bar Association, Third Annual Int'l Law Forum (1996)
Comprehensive outline of issues arising in litigation involving foreign parties, such as (1) jurisdiction, extraterritoriality and service of process, (2) choice of forum and law, (3) the immunities of foreign sovereigns, (4) conflicting approaches to discovery, and (5) judicial assistance and comity, including enforcement of judgments and arbitral awards.
Removing Anonymity In Attacks By Cyberbullies
Chicago Tribune (September 2011)
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A Bad Day For Politics, But A Good Day For Law
Huffington Post (June 2010)
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