PepsiCo Inc. has Jenner & Block to thank for its big win on Friday. The international soft drink maker relied on Dean Panos, a partner with Jenner in Chicago, to beat back a $1.26 billion default judgment in Wisconsin state court in a trade secrets case. The company had originally failed to appear in the case, but claimed it never received proper notice. PepsiCo argued that it deserved a chance to defend itself against allegations that it stole the idea to sell bottled water.
Jenner Partner Rescued PepsiCo From $1.26 Billion Mistake
The National Law Journal
November 10, 2009