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Former Illinois solicitor general leaves Jenner & Block for Mayer Brown

Former Illinois solicitor general leaves Jenner & Block for Mayer Brown

Michael Scodro, a former Illinois solicitor general who most recently worked for Jenner & Block, has joined rival firm Mayer Brown, where he had worked earlier in his career.

Scodro, a onetime law clerk for retired U.S. Supreme Court Justice Sandra Day O'Connor, had worked at Jenner since 2014 and before that spent more than six years as Illinois solicitor general.

Among his most recent cases — and victories — at Jenner was representing Hertz Corp. before the Illinois Supreme Court in a lawsuit against the city of Chicago. Last month, Chicago's requirement that car rental companies in nearby suburbs collect a tax for the city's coffers was ruled unconstitutional by the...

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