Mayer Brown improves government relations

Hire of former president of US Chamber of Commerce’s Institute for Legal Reform bolsters government relations practice

Mayer, Brown, Rowe & Maw has bolstered its Government Relations Practice with the appointment of the president of the US Chamber of Commerce’s Institute for Legal Reform (ILR).Before joining the US Chamber, Wootton held positions in both the Reagan and Bush administrations.At MBRW Wootton will undertake public-policy initiatives, and continue his fight against the vast quantity of litigation that burdens the nations civil justice system.“The legal and transaction costs of civil litigation are beginning to dwarf the awards to victims,” Mr Wootton said. “Mayer Brown’s world-class appellate group and government practice have proved to be powerful advocates for its clients’ concerns about mass and class actions and non-compensatory awards, such as punitive damages.”