Mark J. Nomellini - Partner

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Mark J. Nomellini

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Professional Profile

Mark Nomellini has served as counsel in various professional liability, products liability, toxic tort, and contract disputes in state and federal courts and in arbitration.

Representative Matters

Trials for PricewaterhouseCoopers and Ernst & Young LLP on claims of professional liability and breach of contract in connection with audit services, both resulting in defense verdicts. Ernst & Young was awarded over $9 million in attorney fees.

Represented Dow in lawsuit filed in Delaware Chancery Court alleging that Dow breached merger agreements to acquire Rohm and Haas for $15 billion in cash plus other consideration.

Defended proposed class actions brought on behalf of Paducah Gaseous Diffusion Plant workers alleging excessive radiation exposure. Won less-than-nuisance-value settlements while dispositive motions were pending.

Counsel for Citadel in breach of non-compete case. Successfully obtained sanctions (fine believed to be the largest in Illinois history) against a defendant for intentional spoliation of evidence.

Represented Arthur Andersen in obtaining dismissal of loss-of-investment claim brought by former investor in audit client.

Represented Swett & Crawford in obtaining reversal by Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals of jury verdict, followed by dismissal of all claims by district court.

Represented Midway Games Inc. in suit alleging breach of fiduciary duty claims in connection with Sumner Redstone's purchase of majority of Midway's common stock. Obtained dismissal of all claims before the Circuit Court of Cook County, Illinois. Also represented Midway Games in purported securities fraud class action, obtaining dismissal of all claims before the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois.

Represented Associated Universities in obtaining summary judgment on all claims relating to experimental brain cancer treatments.

Represented IPSCO Steel in breach of contract case involving construction of steel plants in Iowa and Alabama. Cases settled favorably; successfully defended Alabama settlement in district court and Third Circuit Court of Appeals.

Litigation arising out of covert takeover discussions involving a director and a top executive of the target company.

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