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Keker, Van Nest & Peters Team Named Litigators of the Week, Runners-Up


The Am Law Litigation Daily has named a team from Keker, Van Nest & Peters among its Litigators of the Week Runners-Up for winning a temporary restraining order that blocks the Pac-12 Conference from holding an unauthorized September 13 board meeting.

In granting the temporary restraining order, the Court ruled that the Pac-12 board is prohibited from holding any meeting pending a preliminary injunction hearing to determine which members are allowed to participate.

Eric MacMichael, Keker, Van Nest & Peters lead counsel representing Oregon State University, said: “The 10 departing schools who have announced that they are leaving to join a competitor no longer have any loyalty to the Pac-12 and cannot be entrusted to make decisions on behalf of the Conference. The Court’s decision protects the opportunity for Oregon State University and Washington State University to determine a meaningful path forward for the Pac-12.”

The Keker, Van Nest & Peters team representing Oregon State University is comprised of Eric MacMichael, Nick Goldberg, David Silbert, Taylor Reeves, and Nate Brown.  Washington State University is represented by Drew Tulumello, Arianna Scavetti, Zach Schreiber, and Katie Clemmons of Weil, Gotshal & Manges LLP.  The case is Washington State University and Oregon State University v. The Pac-12 Conference, No. 23-2-00273-38, Whitman County Superior Court.

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