Environmental Law and Toxic Exposures

  • Represents major ship repair and maintenance company in multiple CERCLA cleanup and cost-recovery litigations related to soil, groundwater and sediment contamination at multiple industrial port facilities; interfacing with municipal parties and government regulators
  • Represented global chemical manufacturer in product litigation, regulatory compliance assessment and program enhancements
  • Represented major oil company in multiple CERCLA cleanup and cost-recovery litigation and RCRA cleanup actions, including regulatory interface and long-term remediation processes related to soil and groundwater contamination
  • Represented numerous manufacturers in regulatory enforcement defense and compliance litigation, from a wide variety of industries, including glass and packaging, aftermarket auto parts, chemical manufacturing, insecticides, electronics, over-the-counter consumer healthcare products, clothing, food products and others
  • Assisted major oil company in conducting internal investigation regarding regulatory compliance surrounding pipeline operation. Guided interactions with multiple California air quality monitoring districts
  • Regularly assists construction, heavy industry and commercial development companies in conducting environmental due diligence, assessing regulatory compliance and liability risk in connection with multi-million dollar purchase transactions
  • Represented global bottle manufacturer in successful product safety investigation and defense
  • Represented a children's product manufacturer in a high-profile recall in both the US and Canada of millions of units of a product in a short time frame

Business Litigation

  • Represented former CFO of a multi-billion dollar public company in multiple high-profile securities-related litigations, including derivative claims, class actions and SEC civil litigation
  • Represented global real estate investment enterprise in multi-jurisdictional litigation over real estate portfolio values, and fraud and misconduct of prior portfolio owner
  • Represented global chemical manufacturing company in litigation with former owners over performance benchmarks and earn-outs, and regulatory compliance matters
  • Represented major US bank in multiple litigations regarding value and performance of pension investments and securities lending in the wake of the recent global financial crisis
  • Represented publicly traded technology companies in SEC and DOJ investigations and multiple litigations arising from alleged stock option back-dating, and conducted internal corporate investigations regarding options practices at several publicly traded companies
  • Represented a real estate investment limited partnership in multiple plaintiff arbitration alleging securities fraud