• Representing a family group of minority stockholders in pursuing a statutory corporate dissolution and stockholder oppression action against the controlling majority stockholders of a privately held corporation in Baltimore County, Maryland Circuit Court.  The case survived a motion to dismiss and is currently in discovery
  • Obtained dismissal in March 2020 of two securities actions filed against MutualFirst Financial, Inc. in Maryland and Delaware federal courts, alleging that the company failed to disclose material information in connection with its merger with Northwest Bancshares, Inc. 
  • Represented Pandora Jewelry in litigation in Maryland federal court against its former customs broker and freight forwarder, which negligently selected a third party Mexican importer that failed to pay required importation fees and stole jewelry meant to be delivered to Pandora Mexico stores.  After a successful mediation, reached settlement terms favorable to Pandora
  • Represented founder and 50% stockholder of a medical services company in litigation against his former business partner and 50% stockholder, who sought to dissolve the company over allegations of deadlock and disagreements over management decisions.  Successfully avoided dissolution and negotiated a buyout of the business partner’s shares on terms favorable to the founder
  • Representing Johns Hopkins Hospital and University in the defense of a class action brought by the families of coal miners in the United Stated District Court for the District of Maryland. The plaintiffs alleged they were improperly denied benefits under the Federal Black Lung Benefits Act. The defendants' motion to dismiss was granted in the trial court. That dismissal was affirmed by the Fourth Circuit and the plaintiffs’ request for en banc review was denied.
  • Represented nationwide chemical company in defense of a US$7 million construction litigation in Maryland state court. Subcontractor alleged that construction issues were caused by defect in chemical company's product. The trial court granted summary judgment in favor of chemical company
  • Represented a national accounting firm and its partners in investigations before the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC), the Public Company Accounting Oversight Board (PCAOB) and Department of Justice (DOJ)
  • Represented Oracle Corporation in the successful defense of class actions in Maryland state court alleging breach of fiduciary duty and challenging the fairness of process and pure and the adequacy of public disclosure in Oracle's proposed acquisition of Micros Systems, Inc. The trial court granted the defense motion to dismiss. Judgment was affirmed on appeal. A request for further review was denied by the Maryland Court of Appeals. Have represented numerous other clients in similar merger challenge lawsuits, including several hotel chains and real estate investment trusts (REITs)
  • Represented international investment and banking group in US$40 million litigation in the Southern District of New York and the Second Circuit Court of Appeals, defending against allegations brought by two former executives who claimed that they were entitled to payments under long-term incentive plan.  The trial court granted several motions in limine in favor of the client, and then the dispute settled on the eve of trial
  • Represented a major public utility in litigation and administrative proceedings against city government related to excessive fees charged for lease of city conduit system
  • Represented international distributor of electronic components in government investigation into alleged import violations
  • Represented nationwide medical administrator in litigation and arbitration against contracting party regarding disputes over territory and scope of contract
  • Represented pharmaceutical company in securities litigations in Maryland federal court and investigation by the SEC
  • Represented several clients in escrow disputes regarding allegations of violations of reps and warranties in stock purchase agreements, including several suits in Delaware Chancery Court
  • Represented trustees and representatives of several trusts and estates in successful litigation