Issuing Claim Against International Auction House and Foreign Government
Acted for client in obtaining declaration from the English High Court as to ownership of a painting sold to the client by a leading auction house, which was subsequently alleged to have been stolen and belonged to a foreign government. Issued claim against leading auction house for negligence; and claim against foreign state while dealing with questions of state immunity. Dealt with Interpol, Metropolitan Police, foreign Government Agencies and the Art Loss Register in connection with this matter.
Advising on Settlement of Republic of Ireland Government Claim on Estate
Acted for an estate of a deceased client, which owned extensive land and property in Ireland, and assisted in settling a multimillion-pound claim with the Irish Government, including disclosure, liaising with the various government institutions to agree settlement, and attending signing in Dublin Castle to execute the settlement agreement with representatives for the Irish Government.
Defeated Bid Protest of $320 Million Contract Award
Successfully defeated bid protest of a national intelligence agency contract award worth more than $320 million over 10 years. When an unsuccessful bidder brought a U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) protest against our client’s receipt of a valuable government contract, we rapidly delivered persuasive and detailed arguments and evidence to the SBA, defeating the protest completely.
Representation of Aerospace Engineering Company in Debarment Proceedings
Successfully represented aerospace component engineering company in administrative debarment proceedings.
Summary Judgment in Qui Tam Action Alleging Medicare Fraud
Obtained summary judgment on behalf of health care client in a qui tam action under the False Claims Act. In this case, the whistle blower sought over $1 billion, based on all claims submitted. The judgment, regarding allegation of Medicare fraud, was successfully defended on appeal.