Duane Morris Assists U.S. Senator-Elect Scott Brown in Historic Special Election

Jan 21, 2010, 11:20 ET from Duane Morris LLP

BOSTON, Jan. 21 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Duane Morris recognizes U.S. Senator-elect Scott Brown, on his historic win over Massachusetts Attorney General Martha Coakley in the January 19 special election to replace the late U.S. Sen. Edward Kennedy. Duane Morris partner Daniel B. Winslow in Boston served as legal counsel to the campaign overseeing compliance with state and federal law, drafting legislative proposals, and drawing upon the firm's lawyers for assistance in areas including trademark, employment, intellectual property, and trial.

Winslow -- who previously served as chief legal counsel to former Gov. Mitt Romney and as a Massachusetts judge -- organized and led a team of more than 200 lawyers from many firms who were dispatched across the state to monitor polls, oversee ballot counts and ensure the proper execution of federal and state election laws. The Duane Morris team also assisted in researching the process for promptly seating a U.S. Senator elected in a special election under the federal constitution and laws.  Duane Morris partner Rob Byer in Pittsburgh -- like Winslow, a former judge -- as well as associate Carla Bennett in Philadelphia worked with Winslow on these matters.

"It was truly an honor to play a part in such an important and vital election, and I am immensely proud of the work we did to ensure a smooth and orderly process and, in the end, help achieve a sound result for our client," said Winslow. "I wish Scott the best of luck as the new junior senator from Massachusetts."

SOURCE Duane Morris LLP