Recent Representative Matters

  • National Trial Counsel for global healthcare company in MDL and related state court litigation arising out of claims of product defect
  • Representation of national financial company in Municipal Derivatives Litigation MDL
  • Representation of a global life insurance company in lawsuits filed by large commercial banks seeking recoveries arising from investment losses related to Bank Owned Life Insurance
  • Representation of a global life insurance company as lead counsel in nationwide consumer class actions arising from alleged failures to refund unearned premiums in the credit insurance industry
  • Representation of a global energy company in litigation filed in federal court against the State of Maryland and State officials. Challenging the constitutionality of legislation enacted by the State which resulted in hundreds of millions of dollars of damages
  • Representation of an Independent Committee of Directors of a for profit educational company in an internal investigation following execution of search warrants by federal agents of the US FBI and Department of Education
  • Representation of a life insurance company in an arbitration filed by a global telemarketing company seeking more than $28 million in a dispute arising from a telemarketing services agreement
  • Representation of a large European based global insurance holding company in a number of consolidated securities class actions filed in the US District Court for the Southern District of New York. The court selected lead plaintiffs and lead plaintiffs’ counsel, and the lead plaintiffs filed a consolidated amended complaint. The entire case was dismissed with prejudice before any discovery and no appeal was filed
  • Representation of a national actuarial consulting company in a $70 million claim filed by the State of Maryland arising out of alleged breach of actuarial services agreements

Additional Representative Matters

Litigation and Arbitration

  • Representation of a major telecommunications company in disputes arising out of the $1.75 billion divestiture of its Internet business
  • Representation of a major telecommunications company in arbitration with an information technology provider regarding multi-billion dollar outsourcing agreements
  • Representation of a telecommunications company in federal court action in Washington, DC, alleging that class members were charged higher rates for services than allowed under the applicable tariff
  • Representation of a diversified global manufacturing company in the Supreme Court of the State of New York, County of New York in defending against a $30M claim by inventor alleging that the company breached an exclusive license agreement. Defendant company prevailed at trial
  • Representation of a cable company in litigation in federal court in Pennsylvania regarding a transaction in excess of $700 million
  • Representation of seller of closely held business in defending against claims by buyer, a publicly held Irish Corporation, arising out of alleged breaches of a Stock Purchase Agreement involving a $120 million transaction
  • Representation of a major defense contractor in lawsuit filed in the US District Court for the District of Connecticut by manufacturer of aircraft propulsion systems seeking more than $100 million for alleged breaches of agreement to deliver fan thrust reversers
  • Representation of an insurance company and broker-dealer in litigation in the US District Court for the District of Columbia involving allegations of fraud, churning and unsuitability in connection with securities and insurance transactions
  • Representation of a financial services holding company in federal and state court actions in Cincinnati, Ohio, seeking class action relief for individuals who allegedly lost more than $13 million in connection with their purchases of securities

Investigations

  • Representation of a former official of an international pharmaceutical company in a federal investigation arising out of alleged failure to disclose information to the FDA in a timely and effective manner
  • Representation of a former Assistant to the President for Management and Administration in investigations by Independent Counsel Kenneth Starr and US Senate and US House of Representatives committees
  • Representation of a mutual fund employee in an SEC investigation
  • Representation of a lawyer in federal criminal investigation and prosecution involving fraud and money laundering allegations
  • Representation of a number of corporate clients in confidential internal investigations regarding wrongdoing by corporate officials or related entities

Patent and Trademark Litigation

  • Representation of a national health care company in numerous matters including federal litigation involving allegations of trademark infringement and related claims
  • Representation of financial services company and investment adviser in lawsuit filed by hedge fund manager in New York State Supreme Court seeking $500 million based on allegations that defendants conspired with other fund managers and violated fiduciary duties by seeking redemption of investments in the fund. The Court granted defendant’s motion to dismiss the complaint with prejudice for failure to state a claim
  • Representation of a patent holder and distributor of eyeglass frames in patent infringement and antitrust action arising out of the nationwide market for nickel-titanium-based shape memory alloy eyeglass frames. Won jury verdict of more than $15 million after four-week trial in US District Court for the Eastern District of New York. Obtained injunctive relief in US District Court for Maryland
  • Representation of an apparel company in a breach of license agreement suit against a major national apparel company. Obtained preliminary injunction in Baltimore City circuit court barring defendant from entering the national market for casual slacks bearing the Lee trademark
  • Representation of a major Internet services provider in patent litigation in the US District Court for the District of Nevada involving Internet gambling. Complaint against client dismissed before response or discovery

False Claims/Qui Tam Litigation

  • Representation of large telecommunications company in the defense of a civil False Claims Act case brought by the United States
  • Representation of a major defense contractor in the defense of a civil False Claims Act case brought by the United States