• Lead counsel in shareholder derivative litigation for current and former executives of VeriSign, Inc. in Delaware US District Court arising out of alleged misrepresentations in proxy statements regarding tax benefits of compensation plans. Won motion to dismiss
  • Lead Counsel for market-leading financial institution insurers in litigation over coverage for more than US$300 million in insurance claims by a bulge-bracket investment bank arising from the bank's settlement of litigation with the SEC and NYSE over alleged illegal mutual fund late trading and deceptive market timing practices. New York's Appellate Division, First Department, ruled that no insurance coverage was available as a matter of law, and the case was later remanded by the New York Court of Appeals and is pending in New York County Supreme Court
  • Lead counsel for Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, the Prime Minister and Vice President of the United Arab Emirates (UAE) and the Ruler of Dubai, and Sheikh Hamden bin Rashid Al Maktoum, the Minister of Finance of the UAE, in an alleged class action litigation in federal court asserting claims under the Alien Tort Claims Act for purported violations of international law on behalf of thousands of boys from South Asia and Africa who were allegedly trafficked to the UAE and forced to train and/or ride racing camels. Successfully obtained a complete dismissal
  • Lead Counsel for Federal Insurance Company, a division of The Chubb Group of Insurance Companies, in litigation arising out of the demise of the long-defunct Commodore International Limited (the maker of the classic Commodore 64 personal computer). Former executives of Commodore sought US$20 million in insurance coverage under excess directors and officers liability policies above insolvent policy layers. The US Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit affirmed a finding of no insurance coverage, rejecting an attempt to obtain coverage based on the former executives' exposure to liability, or an unpaid settlement obligations, but before any actual "payment" which was held to be required in order to trigger the excess policies
  • Lead counsel for a market-leading computer modem manufacturer and its directors and officers against claims for more than US$40 million in damages by vulture fund preferred shareholders alleging that directors breached federal securities laws and fiduciary duties relating to death spiral preferred shareholder agreement. A motion to dismiss with prejudice was granted on behalf of all defendants, and the decision was affirmed by the Second Circuit in a summary order
  • Lead counsel for directors and officers of an information management and technology company in defense of claims for breach of fiduciary duties and conspiracy to breach fiduciary duties in state court in Florida, seeking damages in excess of US$57 million
  • Lead counsel for the nation's largest corporate provider of product replacement insurance and cellular telephone carriers in consumer class actions and consolidated MDL proceedings seeking disgorgement of more than US$500 million
  • Lead counsel for the country's largest insurer of investment banks and securities underwriters in insurance coverage matters arising out of more than 300 separate securities class actions against investment banks and IPO issuers alleging market manipulation and conflicts of interest in the IPO securities litigation, the IPO antitrust litigation, and in related regulatory proceedings by the SEC, the NASDR, and state and federal prosecutors, including litigation over insurance coverage for a US$100 million SEC and NASDR penalty and disgorgement payment
  • Lead counsel for directors and officers of a public company in defense of claims for breach of fiduciary duty, fraud, tortuous interference with contract and breach of contract in state court in New York
  • Lead counsel for the market-leading D&O insurer in rescission litigation arising out of claims against the management of public company for corporate waste, undisclosed executive compensation and accounting impropriety