Representative Matters

Independent Contractor Misclassification Defense
  • Achieved summary judgment for international convenience store franchisor accused of misclassifying its franchisees
  • Defended international limousine booking service and defeated class certification in putative independent contractor misclassification class action
  • Obtained the dismissal of numerous lawsuits and arbitrations accusing janitorial franchisor of misclassifying its franchisees as independent contractors
Products Liability
  • Led trial team that successfully defended a multi-national semiconductor manufacturer in US$90 million products liability action
  • Successfully prosecuted international indemnity claim on behalf of international semiconductor manufacturer in products liability arbitration before the Hong Kong International Arbitration Tribunal
  • Successfully defended multi-national industrial manufacturer in indemnity dispute regarding liability for asbestos litigation
Class Action Defense
  • Defended international limousine booking service and defeated summary judgment and class certification in putative independent contractor misclassification class action
  • Defended international insurer and defeated class certification in putative ERISA class action based on alleged improper reimbursement practices
  • Defended national insurer and obtained dismissal of multiple class actions involving claims of improper payment procedures
Employment
  • Obtained preliminary injunction enforcing non-compete agreement against medical device sales company
  • Defended medical device manufacturer against employment discrimination and unlawful termination claims
  • Defended medical device sales company against non-compete and unfair competition claims resulting from hiring of competitor's salesman
Banking and Securities
  • Defended several hedge funds and hedge fund managers against allegations of securities fraud brought under Massachusetts and Cayman Islands law
  • Defended corporate board against putative class action alleging breach of fiduciary duty in connection with corporate merger
  • Coordinated national bank's response to multiple investigations of practices within the student lending industry by congressional committees, state attorneys general and Department of Education
REPRESENTATIVE DECISIONS
  • Patel v. 7-Eleven, Inc., 485 F.Supp.3d 299 (D. Mass. 2020)
  • Billie v. Coverall North America, Inc., 444 F.Supp.3d 332 (2020)
  • Chebotnikov v. LimoLink, Inc., No. CV 14-13475-FDS, 2017 WL 2888713 (D. Mass. July 6, 2017)
  • Metso Automation USA, Inc. v. ITT Corp., No. CIV.A. 11-10514-FDS, 2013 WL 6210649 (D. Mass. Nov. 27, 2013)
  • Visibility Corp. v. Schilling Robotics, LLC, No. CIV.A. 10-12280-JGD, 2011 WL 5075816 (D. Mass. Oct. 25, 2011)