Trial of Oil and Gas Joint Venture Dispute
Defended energy client in case seeking $6 billion in damages for alleged breach of contract, breach of fiduciary duty and negligence. Obtained defense judgment after a three-month bench trial.
Trial of Oil and Gas Lease Dispute
Defended energy client in case seeking $200 million in damages for alleged interference with interest in a joint venture. Obtained defense judgment after a four-week bench trial.
Trial of Breach of Contract Dispute
Defended advertising agency in breach of contract case. Obtained defense verdict after a two-week jury trial.
Defense of Investment Bank in Entertainment Industry M&A Dispute
Defended investment bank in cases filed by an acquiring company and a lender seeking $1.5 billion in damages for alleged professional negligence in connection with the preparation of a solvency opinion related to a film studio acquisition. Obtained summary judgment in lender’s case and parties then agreed to settlement on confidential terms.
Defense of Video Game Developer in Data Breach Class Action
Defended video game developer in class action alleging data breach. After a successful motion to transfer, the case settled on confidential terms.
Defense of Data Analytics Company in Class Action
Defended data analytics provider in coordinated class actions alleging violations of the Video Privacy Protection Act. Case against client stayed pending resolution of related action.
Defense of Departing Employees in Trade Secrets Dispute
Defended group of investment bankers in trade secrets case filed by former employer. Defeated preliminary injunction motion and the case then settled on confidential terms.
Pursuit of Trade Secrets Claims Against Former Employees and Competitor
Pursued trade secrets case on behalf of engineering firm against departing employees and competitor. Obtained preliminary injunction preventing use of trade secrets by the competitor and case then settled on confidential terms.
Defense of Securities Fraud, Ponzi Scheme Cases
Defended CEO of investment advisory firm in cases alleging securities law violations and fraud filed by the SEC, the CFTC and institutional investors. We reached a confidential settlement with the federal agencies and a Receiver appointed by them and the institutional investors then dismissed their cases against the client.
Represented energy client before the FTC in connection with the sale of a subsidiary. Responded to Second Request and negotiated asset divestiture to obtain clearance.
Thwarted Union Attempt to Enjoin Sale of Refinery
Defended energy client in case filed by union to enjoin sale of refinery under federal labor law. Obtained summary judgment, affirmed on appeal.
Defense of Pharmaceutical Manufacturer in Antitrust Class Action
Defended pharmaceutical manufacturer in class action alleging antitrust violations under California law based on alleged sham patent litigation and reverse settlement payments. Motion to dismiss with prejudice granted.
Defense of Energy Client in Coordinated Antitrust Class Actions
Defended energy client in coordinated class actions alleging wage-fixing arising from participation in salary surveys. Defeated class certification.
Defense of Hospital in Antitrust Class Action
Defended hospital in class action alleging state antitrust law violations arising from participation in salary survey. Obtained summary judgment and case then settled while on appeal.
Defense of Investment Advisor in Securities Fraud, Negligence Cases
Defended investment advisor in related cases alleging securities law violations and professional negligence. Narrowed issues through motion to dismiss in lead case and all cases then settled on confidential terms.
Arbitration of Environmental Liability Dispute
Represented client in series of private arbitrations involving environmental liabilities arising from property exchanges. Conducted arbitration to determine scope of contractual liability, prevailed in 21 of 22 arbitrations allocating responsibility for specific properties, and the parties then reached a confidential settlement.
Coordinated Corporate Control Disputes
Represented officers, directors and shareholders of companies based in Hong Komg in corporate control disputes in California state courts and provided advice regarding related litigation in Hong Kong. Defeated preliminary injunction motion, coordinated California cases and then reached global settlement on confidential terms.