World Trade Center Litigation
Selected, in competition with the top 30 mass tort law firms in the country, to represent the City of New York and 150 of its contractors in more than 10,000 lawsuits alleging personal injury and property damage arising from the debris removal and cleanup operations at the World Trade Center site following the 9/11 attacks. Appointed by the Court as Liaison Counsel for more than 500 defendants. Led in oral arguments before the District Court and the Second Circuit.
Agent Orange Litigation
Served as chief trial counsel for defendant in class actions alleging personal injuries to 10 million veterans and their families from exposure to dioxin contained in herbicides used to defoliate the jungle during the Vietnam War.
Deepwater Horizon Litigation
Represented the owner of the ocean-going fireboats that extinguished the fires on the Deepwater Horizon drilling platform. The client was accused of destabilizing the platform, causing its collapse. Won dismissal based upon immunity doctrine.
Served as lead counsel for a military defense contractor that provided training to the Croatian army. The client was accused of complicity in genocide against the Serbian population of the Croatian province of Krajina.
Puerto Rico Environmental Litigation
Served as lead trial counsel for a petroleum company in suit against the Puerto Rico Environmental Quality Board for imposition of unlawful multimillion-dollar fines for alleged environmental contamination. Obtained injunction against enforcement of the fines in the District Court for Puerto Rico and an affirmance in the First Circuit.
Litigation Over Arena Reconstruction
Represented the owners of a multipurpose arena in litigation arising from reconstruction of the facility.
Served as chief trial counsel for three telecommunications companies in multiple class actions on behalf of 80,000 customers of business phone systems alleging that the products ceased performing as represented after the turn of the millennium.
Acted as lead counsel for a major pharmaceutical company in the national diethylstilbestrol litigation involving claims of multi-generational birth defects from a drug prescribed to pregnant women for morning sickness.
Breast Implant Litigation
Represented a leading industrial company which manufactured the silicone contained in breast implants.
Nuclear Power Plant Explosion
Conducted three-week trial for a heavy equipment producer which was accused of manufacturing high voltage electrical equipment which allegedly failed causing an explosion at a New York nuclear power plant.
Lead counsel for the manufacturer of Jack Daniels and numerous other brands of alcoholic beverages, in lawsuits by alcoholics claiming that the manufacturers were responsible for their addiction. Achieved landmark ruling from the Texas Supreme Court holding manufacturers not liable.
Baby Food Recall
Chief counsel for a manufacturer of natural foods, in a lawsuit involving the recall of 11 million packets of baby food.
Lead counsel for the second largest provider of dialysis services in the country, in putative class action alleging that its dialysate solution caused increased deaths and strokes during and immediately after the procedure. Defeated class certification.
Toyota North American Quality Advisory Panel
Served as chief counsel for the independent advisory panel in response to the Unintended Acceleration Litigation.
Black Lung Litigation
Counsel for a major university and medical center in class action alleging that a radiologist provided false testimony in more than 10,000 black lung cases causing a denial of federal benefits to injured mine workers.
Counsel for a chemical manufacturer in multiple cases alleging environmental contamination, property damages and personal injury from polychlorinated biphenyls.
Counsel for a chemical manufacturer in litigation alleging that the burning of dioxin-containing waste product caused air and water pollution and widespread property damage.
Calling Card Litigation
Served as national defense counsel for a telecommunications company in nationwide calling card class action asserting violations of the Consumer Fraud Acts of New Jersey and multiple other states.