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Get Yer 17th Amendment on!

Despres, Schwartz & Geoghegan are in the news again, this time fighting for Arizonans right to elect their next senator. Visit for periodic updates. From the Arizona Politics blog… The constitutionality of Arizona’s law giving Governor Doug Ducey the right to control the U.S. Senate seat vacated by the passing of…

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Geoghegan sues Arizona governor

Geoghegan sues Arizona governor to demand special election for McCain vacancy Attorneys for a group of Arizona voters yesterday filed a lawsuit against Governor Doug Ducey and Senator Jon Kyl in an effort to reclaim the right of Arizonans to choose their next senator. [Click here for a copy of the complaint.]…

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Families of Gun Violence Victims Sue Governor of Illinois

Three families of gun violence victims today filed a lawsuit in federal court against Governor Rauner, the State of Illinois, and the Illinois State Police for failing to protect their communities from the epidemic of gun violence sweeping through Chicago neighborhoods. 

Powell vs State of Illinois documents the impact that the exposure…

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How Chipotle helped raise over $20M in fundraisers in 2017

We secured an excellent placement for VOLTAGE Advertising & Design this summer. When you consider today’s socially conscious consumer and the Gen Z wave to follow, putting forth these kind of numbers is no small feat. This past year, Chipotle worked with more than 59,000 organizations for fundraisers. That’s 1,000-plus per week. These…

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Putting the customer first

We recently secured an excellent client profile at Marc A. Stefanski, chief executive officer, president and chairman of Cleveland-based Third Federal Savings and Loan, is marking three decades in the CEO’s chair this year, which is no small feat in the banking world. Since becoming chairman and CEO of the savings…

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WBEZ & WGN interview Tom Geoghegan to discuss “Monticello”

Last week our client Tom Geoghegan spoke with Justin Kaufmann of “The Download on WGN Radio” and Jerome McDonnell, host of WBEZ’s “Worldview.” If you like modern politics, American history, and Chicago theater, you’ll want to listen to both of these excellent conversations. Weekend Passport: Jefferson and Racism (WBEZ) What would a…

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Monticello: A Play in Two Acts

In addition to our regular work with our public affairs clients, the team at Lackner/Andrews occasionally delves into the world of live theater. These days, we’re helping labor lawyer and longtime client Tom Geoghegan produce Monticello, his latest examination of democracy, freedom, and the fate of America. From the website: In Monticello,…

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First Private Electric Bus Fleet in the Nation to Launch Service in Chicago

First Private Electric Bus Fleet in the Nation to Launch Service at Chicago’s Prudential Plaza and Aon Center The first zero-emissions private shuttle service in the U.S. will replace longstanding diesel-powered fleet. CHICAGO – 601W Companies, a New York-based private real estate investment company that owns both Prudential Plaza and Aon Center,…

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