麦可 M. Conway

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麦可 M. Conway is a retired partner at 佛利 &拉德纳律师事务所。他曾是该公司业务诉讼的成员&争议解决和上诉惯例。

麦可 has been Peer Review Rated as AV® Preeminent™,是Martindale-Hubbell同行评审等级系统中最高的性能等级。他是美国审判律师学院的成员,并在 《钱伯斯美国》:美国’领先的商业律师 (2008-2014)。从1991年到2014年,他被选入 美国最佳律师® 在第一部修订法*中,并已被选入 伊利诺伊州超级律师 ®列表(2005年,2007年至2014年)。该州只有5%的律师是由 超级律师 。* 38年以来,他一直专注于媒体,商事仲裁,商业纠纷,公司和联邦税务诉讼,尤其着重于紧急禁令案件。在联邦和州法院系统中已报告的200多个判决涉及民事案件,在这些民事案件中,他在初审法院或应上诉承担主要诉讼责任,包括第一修正案,商业,商业侵权,ERISA,RICO,机场环境和联邦税争议:

  • 麦可 won a 6th Circuit Court of Appeals victory for National Union Fire Insurance Company when the Court on April 9, 2014, reversed a preliminary injunction which had halted an on-going reinsurance arbitration proceeding 和 enjoined the Panel from issuing a final judgment. The federal appeals court held that a federal courts could only intervene prior to the commencement of the arbitration hearing or after entry of a final award by the panel. 储户物业&伤亡保险公司诉国家火灾保险公司,2014年美国App。 LEXIS 6488(2014年6月6日)。
  • On September 4, 2013, 麦可 won a leading U.S. Tax Court case challenging IRS adjustments to insurance company loss reserves, 相互保险公司Acuity诉专员,T.C.备忘录。 2013-209。经过为期7天的庭审,其中有14位证人作证,美国税务法院(Vasquez,J.)发表了长达98页的意见,确定’持有的损失准备金是公平合理的,并且仅代表适用法规含义内的实际未支付损失,并拒绝了IRS’Acuity以任何方式夸大了这些储备的立场。这样一来,法院裁定Acuity取得了完全的胜利,裁定Acuity没有欠税。迈克尔担任此案的首席审判律师“test case”适用于财产保险业。专员没有上诉。
  • 麦可 was lead trial counsel in two federal tax "测试用例s" for the credit union industry challenging recent IRS determinations that the sale of debt protection 和 financial service products by credit unions are subject to unrelated business income tax (UBIT). In 社区第一信用合作社诉美国(威斯康星州)在经过15天的为期四天的证人审判后,格林贝的一个一致的联邦法院陪审团于2009年5月14日作出特别裁决,裁定对Community First的所有主张均予支持,并拒绝政府’UBIT位置。参见2009年美国地区。 LEXIS60283。在第二笔退税诉讼中, Bellco信用合作社诉美国,美国科罗拉多州丹佛市地方法院于2009年11月12日在地方法院作出部分简易判决,认为Bellco从向其成员出售金融服务和投资产品中获得的收入也不受UBIT的约束。参见2009年美国地区。 LEXIS106087。在进行了庭审之后,地方法院于2010年4月2日裁定Bellco’直接和间接借贷的信用保险销售收入不受UBIT的约束,并且第三方通过直接邮寄提供的意外死亡和肢解保险提供的收入也属于特许权使用费,因此也无需缴纳UBIT。 735 F.供应2d 1286(D.Colo.2010)。司法部撤回了上诉,该判决为最终判决。
  • 2012年9月12日,美国马里兰州地方法院以原告(马里兰州居民)缺乏信誉为由,驳回了一项六项指控的州法律集体诉讼中的五项指控,指控消费者欺诈与单份咖啡盒销售有关的索赔对其他四个州的消费者提出索赔。 Zaycer诉Weis Markets,2012年美国区。 LEXIS 129791. 麦可, assisted by Rebecca Hanson, defeated an argument that the standing issue should be deferred until a ruling on class certification.
  • On July 5, 2012, the Illinois Appellate Court affirmed the dismissal of a defamation lawsuit against a newspaper 网站 和 its employees. 麦可 successfully argued that the federal Communications Decency Act provided absolute immunity to the 网站 operator for anonymous comments submitted to the 网站 by members of the public. 盖恩斯诉质量控制在线 (3-11-0594)(不适用于疾病的应用)
  • On May 11, 2009, 麦可 won a 7th Circuit ruling that a Canadian corporation is not subject to ERISA liability in the U.S. courts. GCIU雇员诉Goldfarb Corp. (2009年第7届)。
  • In March 2009, 麦可 assisted his partner, 麦可 Lockerby, in winning a landmark franchise law ruling in FMS,Inc.诉Volvo Construction Co.,557 F.3d 758(7th Cir。2009),推翻了陪审团对原告的判决,并裁定沃尔沃已适当终止了原告’沃尔沃(Volvo)收购三星并终止该系列设备时的三星经销权。
  • In January 2009, 麦可 won a ruling from the Illinois Appellate Court reversing the circuit court’的解释是“信托盾理论”。 Femal诉Square D. Company,388 Ill.App。3d 134(2009年第1司法区),因涉及人身管辖权而开庭审理并因缺乏人身管辖权而被开除。

麦可 has been principal trial attorney in a wide variety of civil matters. The Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals affirmed summary judgment on behalf of 纽约时报,纽约每日新闻 波士顿环球报 which 麦可 represented in a $125 million defamation lawsuit brought by Global Relief Foundation, an Islamic charity. The court of appeals ruled that the newspapers' articles reporting on governmental investigations of Global ties to terrorists were substantially true. 全球救济基金会公司诉《纽约时报》等, 390 F.3d 973(2004年第7卷)。

他赢得了诽谤案件, 芝加哥论坛报 ,ABC, Kankakee Journal ,穆罕默德·阿里,新闻杂志和其他新闻组织。 2004年,他根据伊利诺伊州的一家报纸解雇了诉讼’在伊利诺伊州法规授予基于此类名单重新公布的权利的绝对豁免权的基础上,在州警察的性犯罪者名单上发布了姓名。两国的上诉意见 德斯尼克眼科中心诉ABC– 双方都主张上诉 Michael为新闻机构提供重要的保护,使其免受与新闻搜集和新闻内容有关的索赔责任。 Desnick Eye Services诉ABC, 233 F.3d 514(2000年7月Cir)和44 F.3d 1345(7 cir.1995)。

在他的ERISA实践中,他成功地为一家基金经理为养老基金提出的1000万美元ERISA索赔辩护。联邦地方法官批准了抗辩裁决。 Wsol诉FMA (N.D. Ill. 2000). This verdict was affirmed by the Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals in an appeal argued by 麦可, 266 F.3d 654 (7th Cir. 2001).

麦可 was also lead trial attorney in 2005, successfully representing an LLC in a commercial arbitration relating to the dismissal of a member for cause. 迈克尔还曾代表一家上市公司在数百万美元的仲裁中由一位退休的联邦地方法官审理。该索赔是纽交所一家上市公司的前董事长针对客户提出的违反合同和相关索赔的要求。仲裁员不给原告任何赔偿。

麦可 has successfully represented insurance companies, software companies 和 other employers in injunction lawsuits for breach of fiduciary duty 和 trade secret misappropriation.

2004年,他成功代表Wirtz Corporation d / b / a法官&位于伊利诺伊州最高法院的Dolph Ltd.被驳回了一项试图强迫J提出的消费者集体诉讼&D在抗议下支付其州酒税。 韦克斯勒诉维兹 ,211 Ill.2d 18(2004)。

In his representation of airport proprietors, 麦可 has successfully represented airports in Chicago, Denver, Albuquerque 和 Cleveland in challenges to FAA approvals of airport developments.

麦可 has tried bench or jury trials in the United States District Courts in Chicago, Detroit, Kalamazoo, Green Bay, Denver, Minneapolis, 和 New Orleans, as well as the United States Tax Court, United States Claims Court, the circuit courts of Illinois 和 in arbitration proceedings. 麦可 has also tried, on behalf of both employers 和 employees, preliminary injunction cases asserting claims under non-competition agreements 和 the Illinois Trade Secret Act.

麦可 has supervised Firm associates in pro bono federal appellate work.

麦可 is a graduate of Yale Law School (J.D., 1973) 和 Northwestern University (B.S., 1968). He is a charter member of Northwestern University's Medill School of Journalism Hall of Achievement. Aside from his service as counsel to the United States House Judiciary Committee in the Impeachment Inquiry of President Richard M. Nixon in 1974, 麦可 was with Hopkins &直到与Foley合并为止& Lardner LLP on February 1, 2001. He was an elected delegate to the 2008 Democratic National Convention, as well as in 1996. 麦可 was an elected member of The Rules Committee of the 2016 Democratic National Convention.

麦可 was admitted to the Bar in 1973. He is admitted to practice in Illinois 和 before the U.S. District Courts for the Northern 和 Central Districts of Illinois, the Eastern District of Michigan, the Northern District of Indiana, the Eastern District of Wisconsin, the District of Colorado, the U.S. Courts of Appeal for the First, Second, Fourth, Sixth, Seventh, Eighth, Ninth, Tenth, 和联邦巡回法院,美国税务法院,美国索赔法院和美国最高法院。 迈克尔目前是西北大学梅迪尔新闻学院的兼职讲师。

麦可’的出版物和媒体报道包括:

  • 合著者“简易判断的交叉动作:请谨慎考虑,” 伊利诺伊州律师杂志 (2015年11月)
  • Oral history interview by Richard Nixon Presidential Library broadcast on C-SPAN3 story regarding the President Nixon impeachment inquiry. 麦可 served as counsel to the U.S. House Judiciary Committee during the impeachment inquiry 和 provided his firsthand accounts of the committee’听证会,撰写最终报告以及司法委员会工作人员的两党制和保密性(2013年6月15日)。
  • 作者, 联邦法院的商业和商业诉讼 (2011年第3版),Ch。 120,税款(ABA)。
  • 共同作者,“法院拒绝提起诉讼前的要求以掩盖匿名互联网评论员的标准”, 媒体法函 (2010年6月)。
  • “”一章的作者 第七巡回上诉法院律师指南”,威斯康星州立大学(CLE)图书(2010年,每年更新)。
  • 合著者"A Win for the Team," 交易 (2009年8月20日)。
  • 合著者"Third Party Subpoenas In Arbitration," BNA’s 企业法律顾问周刊 (2008年9月10日)。
  • 合着《伊利诺伊州最高法院与公平报告特权:新闻自由的胜利》,94 伊利诺伊州律师杂志 414(2006年8月)。  
  • 合著者“‘Talking Point’ Wars: Don’t忽视舆论之战,” 中西部内部 (2006年1月23日)。
  • 合著者"媒体法诉讼,有效使用存款”,法学出版社(2004)。

*伊利诺伊州最高法院不承认法律实践中的专业证书,在伊利诺伊州实践法律无需授予或认可。