Wesley A. Morrissette
Bartlit Beck LLP, 2015–Present, Associate
Procter & Gamble Corporation, 2009–2011, Purchases Manager
Managed the sourcing strategy for a $19 million North America Print Advertising Spend across all brands. Implemented preferred rosters projected to save the company $1.2 million annually.
Avenue Capital Group / Avenue Asia, 2006–2008, Investment Analyst
Analyzed investment opportunities on the ground throughout Asia as part of a $20 billion hedge fund with over $5 billion dedicated to Asia. Performed due diligence such as construction of cash flow models, asset valuation, and research of legal issues. Presented both written and oral recommendations directly to the Fund Manager/Principal.
Cases tried or otherwise taken to judgment
Confidential AAA Arbitration (Phoenix, AZ)
Represented a Fortune 100 company in confidential, multi-billion dollar dispute. The two-week arbitration hearing included testimony from numerous senior executives and expert witnesses. Obtained complete victory for client.
Mybrary LLC d/b/a Trunq v. Lifetime Memori Inc. d/b/a Trunx (N.D. Ill.)
Counsel for plaintiff in trademark infringement case. Parties reached agreement on a joint stipulated permanent injunction shortly after filing. Secured an award of attorney fees for client.
Equal Employment Opportunity Commission v. Texas Roadhouse (D. Mass.)
Trial counsel for landmark pattern or practice age discrimination claim brought by EEOC against national restaurant chain. After three-week jury trial in January 2017, case ended in a mistrial because jury was deadlocked after deliberating for one week. Law360 coverage here. Case settled very favorably before retrial.
BankDirect Capital Finance, LLC v. Capital Premium Financing, Inc. (N.D. Ill.)
Counsel for plaintiff in breach of contract case. Successfully argued Seventh Circuit Appeal of preliminary injunction, which directly led to settlement in client’s favor.
Elliott Associates, L.P., et al. v. AbbVie Inc. (Illinois)
Representing various investment funds in fraud actions arising from AbbVie’s aborted $50 billion acquisition of Shire in 2014.
General Electric Company v. APR Energy PLC (S.D.N.Y.)
Counsel for defendant and counterclaim plaintiffs in breach of contract action arising from sale of mobile power turbines rental business and subsequent turbines-supplier relationship between the parties.
APR Energy Holdings Ltd. v. General Electric International Operations Company, Inc. (M.D. Fla.)
Counsel for plaintiff in breach of contract action arising from power generation services provided by APR.
- Phoenix, AZ (2016)