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FBA Announces Advisory Committee on Mandatory Initial Discovery Pilot Project

With approval from the district court, the Chicago Chapter of the FBA has formed an advisory committee for the Northern District of Illinois’s Mandatory Initial Discovery Pilot Project.  The purpose of the advisory committee is to provide feedback to the court at regular intervals during the three-year pilot project (starting June 1, 2017).

The advisory committee will be distributing a survey to those involved in the Pilot Project, and will be soliciting comments from participants at regular intervals.  The advisory committee expects to report to the court the results of the surveys and the solicited comments, and will post the reports here on this blog.

Advisory committee members:

  • Sheri H. Mecklenburg, Assistant United States Attorney, Northern District of Illinois – Committee Chair
  • Noelle Brennan, Noelle Brennan & Associates – Plaintiffs’ Attorneys/Sole Practitioners Contact
  • Stacey Dixon, Assistant General Counsel, Takeda Pharmaceuticals U.S.A., Inc. – In-House Attorneys Contact
  • Barry E. Fields, Kirkland & Ellis. LLP – Large Firm Contact
  • Steffanie Garrett, Deputy Corporation Counsel, City of Chicago Department of Law – Public Attorneys Contact
  • Morgan R. Hirst, Jones Day – Large Firm Contact
  • Timothy Hudson, Tabet DiVito & Rothstein, LLC – Small/Medium Firm Contact
  • Christopher Wilmes, Hughes, Socol, Piers Resnik Dym, Ltd. – Plaintiffs’ Attorneys Contact

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