Brandeis Law School Team Wins Chicago Regional Transactional Competition
UofL Louis D. Brandeis School of Law’s Transactional LawMeet team has won the Chicago Regional Round of the 2014 competition. Team members Kiera Hollis (3L) and Michael McGee (3L) were coached by Professor Lisa Nicholson. This victory came in just the second year of the Law School’s participation in this competition. Unlike the typical law school moot court competition that focuses on litigation skills, the Transactional LawMeet Competition is designed to allow students who have an interest in corporate law-related matters to match skills and wits in drafting and negotiating transactional documents.
During the course of the two-month Regional Competition, team members were tasked with drafting a Supplemental Indemnification Agreement (as well as providing a subsequent mark-up of opposing counsel's proposed Agreement) in connection with third-party intellectual property claims that arose on the eve of their client's execution of a Stock Purchase Agreement. The law students also participated in two separate hours-long conference calls with their client to ensure that the resulting proposed document would meet the client's objectives. The Regional Competition concluded on February 28, 2014, when the team met in Chicago, IL for two rounds of face-to-face negotiations against assigned teams of opposing counsels -- one from the University of Kansas -- where they successfully scored a 1st place ranking for their efforts in representing their client, NSPC.
As a result, Kiera Hollis and Michael McGee will be participating in the National Rounds in New York, NY on April 4-5, 2014. This is truly a spectacular feat in light of the fact that only 14 of the 84 participating teams advanced to the next round. The National Rounds will be hosted by the law firm, Sullivan & Cromwell LLP.
The UofL team also would like to extend congratulations to the University of Kansas team for advancing to the National Rounds as well. See you in New York!