Litigator of the Week Runners-Up and Shout Outs – American Lawyer
March 31, 2023
Another Hefty Batch of Litigator of the Week Runners-Up and Shout Outs
Agnieszka Fryszman and Nicholas Jacques of Cohen Milstein Sellers & Toll and Edward MacAllister of the Perles Law Firm get a runners-up spot for their work paving the way for diplomatic negotiations to secure the prison release of client Paul Rusesabagina, the inspiration for the film “Hotel Rwanda.” Earlier this month, U.S. District Judge Richard Leon in Washington, D.C. denied a request by Rwandan officials to dismiss Rusesabagina’s lawsuit claiming they conspired to surveil, kidnap and imprison him. The judge found certain officials weren’t protected by diplomatic immunity. Rusesabagina’s legal team also includes John Arthur Eaves Jr. and Brady Eaves from the Eaves Law Firm and Steve Perles, founder of the Perles Law Firm.