Representative Matters

  • The Presidential nominee for Surgeon General in Senate proceedings resulting in successful confirmation of the nominee as 19th Surgeon General of the United States and the first of Indian descent
  • Two of the world's leading airlines in a more than US$3 billion high-profile lawsuit seeking to enjoin the City of Chicago from commencing expansion of O'Hare International Airport through the issuance of billions of dollars of bonds without contractually mandated airline approval
  • Two leading rental car companies in a lawsuit seeking to enjoin the City of Chicago from allocating to the rental car industry more than US$800 million in costs for proposed capital projects tied to the City's award of rental car concession licenses and leases in violation of state laws and local ordinance
  • A global conglomerate in coordinating global strategy for defending against two putative class actions and 134 mass action lawsuits involving over 10,000 individual plaintiffs for asserted claims of strict liability, negligence, property damage and medical monitoring related to the alleged release of environmental toxins
  • One of the three national credit bureaus defending against numerous class actions across the US for claims of violation of federal statutes, consumer protection statutes and state privacy common law and in MDL proceedings and separately, in an action for damages in excess of US$150 million for alleged corporate fraud and breach of contract
  • Two national suppliers of mulch defending against two putative nationwide class actions alleging fraud, violation of virtually every state's consumer protection laws and unjust enrichment claims regarding alleged misrepresentations regarding the volume of mulch in bags sold to consumers
  • One of the country's largest retailers defending against a multi-million dollar class action for an alleged violation of the Florida consumer protection statute for alleged overestimation of siding and insulation. Summary judgment was granted for our client on all claims
  • One of the world's largest airlines defending against a class action brought on behalf of plaintiffs asserting consumer fraud, breach of contract and other claims relating to the airline's ticket cancellation policies. Judgment awarded in favor of our client on all claims
  • A leading global health company defending against contract and unfair trade practice claims totaling more than US$50 million related to the sale of coronary stents
  • A leading global healthcare company defending against breach of contract claims alleging more than $20 million in damages for alleged failure to pay royalty and milestone payments from a topical cream to treat osteoarthritis
  • A leading global healthcare company defending against a biopharmaceutical company's multi-million dollar claim for damages allegedly arising from breaches of a pharmaceutical licensing agreement for a late-stage antibiotic
  • A leading global healthcare company in prosecuting claims against a Fortune 500 competitor and former C-suite executive for theft of proprietary next generation infusion pump business plans and other trade secret information resulting in entry of injunction after hearing
  • A leading global healthcare company defending against claims asserted by a Fortune 500 competitor for hiring of a C-suite executive in alleged violation of various terms of an employee agreement
  •  A healthcare division of a large commercial finance company in a multi-jurisdictional dispute concerning competitor and former employees' theft of trade secrets. Preliminary injunctions across jurisdictions were granted in favor of our client
  • A medical device manufacturer of needle-free valves defending against a multi-million dollar patent infringement suit asserted by large healthcare company
  • A large pharmaceutical company defending against product liability claims allegedly relating to ingestion of anti-smoking cessation medication
  • A large accounting firm defending against a more than US$100 million derivative action which alleged, among other things, that the client's audits were not in accordance with GAAP. Successfully obtained a dismissal with prejudice of all claims against our client
  • A subsidiary of a NYSE company defending against a US$30 million breach of contract and fraud action and accounting matters regarding a US$90-plus million asset sale of five companies. The case was settled after partial reversal of a trial court's denial of our client's motion to compel arbitration was granted by the First Circuit Court of Appeals
  • A leading private equity firm in a more than US$30 million fraud, breach of representation and warranty and post-closing dispute asserted against seller of financial services company
  • A financial services organization defending against a more than US$20 million breach of contract and fraud action. After our client's motion to exclude experts was filed, the case was settled on terms favorable to our client
  • Six of the world's leading airlines for purposes of intervening into a lawsuit concerning whether the airlines or the United States government, acting through the Federal Emergency Management Agency, is liable for costs of natural disasters at O'Hare International Airport and Midway Airport. On appeal, the Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals issued the first published reversal of a trial court's denial of motion to permissively intervene
  • A large film laboratory in a multi-million dollar breach of contract action in arbitration resulting in a multi-million dollar verdict for our client
  • A manufacturer of film and plastic bags as plaintiff against a large frozen food company in a breach of contract dispute. After a full evidentiary hearing was held, our client successfully obtained dismissal of a US$18 million counterclaim; the case then was settled, with our clients' fees paid in full