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Firm Announces New Name of Schertler Onorato Mead & Sears


JANUARY 2020

As of January 1, 2020, Schertler Onorato Mead & Sears, has changed its name to Schertler Onorato Mead & Sears.  The new name recognizes the arrival to the firm of partner Christopher B. Mead, a highly experienced litigator who spent six years as a prosecutor in the District of Maryland before co-founding London & Mead in 1994.  Mr. Mead has successfully tried dozens of cases to verdict as lead trial counsel in a wide range of substantive civil and criminal areas, including patent and intellectual property litigation, health care and pharmaceutical litigation, and complex contract disputes.  The new name also recognizes partner Stuart A. Sears and the significant contributions he has made to the firm’s practice since he joined us in 2013.  Mr. Sears’s robust white-collar criminal defense practice, exceptional trial skills, and astute judgment have helped build and solidify the firm’s reputation as a premier boutique litigation law firm in Washington, D.C.

Recent News
  • MARCH 2022
  • Former Federal Prosecutor and False Claims Act Litigator Habib Ilahi Rejoins SOM&S as a Partner
  • DECEMBER 2021
  • Robert Trout and Noah Cherry Secure Jury Acquittal in High-Profile Prosecution of Maryland Defense Attorney
  • NOVEMBER 2021
  • SOM&S Receives Tier 1 Metropolitan Rankings In Four Practice Areas In The 2022 Edition Of “Best Law Firms”
  • OCTOBER 2021
  • David Schertler and Robert Trout Address Current White-Collar Defense Issues at Annual NACDL Seminar
  • AUGUST 2021
  • Six SOM&S Partners Are Named to the 2022 Best Lawyers in America® List
  • JUNE 2021
  • David Schertler And Stuart Sears Obtain Probationary Sentence In Biopharmaceutical Trade Secrets Case In The Eastern District Of Pennsylvania

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