We are pleased to announce that Alice E. Backer has joined the firm as an attorney. Alice began her legal career at LeBoeuf, Lamb, Greene & MacRae where she was a commercial litigation associate. Alice then served as counsel to various financial institutions, performing internal audits and responses on behalf of corporate and financial clients to transnational government actions, including HSR Antitrust Improvement Act filings and Securities Exchange Act-related subpoenas.
“Three things matter in real estate,” the old saying goes, “location, location, location.” That can be true in litigation as well. The venue in which a trial is held can often be dispositive of a case, for a host of reasons ranging from the applicable law, to the character of the jury pool, to the simple business economics of trying a case in an inconvenient forum. But questions of jurisdiction and venue—questions of the “location” of an improper act, or a bad actor, or a par