Advised Leading International Business in Issues Related to a U.K. Social Media Campaign

Advised a leading international business concerning issues arising out of its proposed U.K. social media campaign.

Shareholders Dispute for Ultra High-Net-Worth Individual

Advised an ultra high-net-worth individual in a significant multi-jurisdictional shareholders dispute.

Advised on Division of Multinational Business Including Parallel Proceedings in the U.K. and U.S.

Advised on a high-value dispute concerning the division of a multinational business (with parallel proceedings in the High Court in London and across the U.S.).

Defense Verdict for Wireless Carrier

Obtained a defense verdict in a bench trial for a major wireless telecommunications carrier after a landlord sought to evict the wireless carrier from its premises and force the removal of a tower.

Favorable Settlement and Dispute Resolution for Animal Feed Producer

Successfully opposed efforts to seek class certification in U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of California in case founded upon consumer fraud claims, resulting in a favorable settlement for the client and elimination of continued liability exposure.

Litigation Counsel for Craft Brewery

Represented a regional craft brewery in the course of dispute with distributor’s breach of agreement.

Federal Civil Rights and Education Discrimination Trial

Served as lead counsel in lawsuit against three school districts and state activities association for failing to provide equal opportunities to female students to participate in high school sports.

Criminal Bankruptcy Fraud, Tax Fraud and Public Corruption Investigation and Criminal Defense

Served as defense counsel for former state transit authority board member accused of bankruptcy fraud, tax fraud and public corruption. Obtained mid-trial dismissal of all charges.

Represented Woman Charged In Largest Tax Refund Fraud In United States History

Represented client charged with participating in the largest federal tax refund fraud case in the history of the United States involving allegations of false biodiesel tax credits and EPA RINs.

Breach of Contract Judgment in Favor of Business Products and Services Client

Secured judgment in favor of a business products and services client in a breach of contract dispute with a former customer, who stopped paying invoices on a 60-month contract. The client filed suit in Jackson County, Missouri, Circuit Court for breach of contract and quantum meruit seeking liquidated damages and unpaid invoices plus interest. The defendant denied that the client was entitled to pre-judgment interest and liquidated damages. Following a bench trial, the judge found in favor of the client on all claims and awarded all damages plus interest.

Secured Dismissal for Pharmaceutical Client in High Court Case

Secured dismissal of a case before the High Court in which the claimant alleged that it had reached a legally binding agreement with our client, a Mumbai-headquartered pharmaceutical company, for the supply of drug for the Canadian market.

Summary Judgment in Employment Discrimination Case

Secured summary judgment in the Circuit Court of Cape Girardeau County, Missouri, for a university client in a heavily contested employment discrimination case. A former university coach claimed she was discriminated against based on gender stereotyping and implicit bias. Following numerous depositions and testimony from expert witnesses on both sides, the Court granted summary judgment for the university on all counts.

Secured Unconditional Defense Coverage from Insurer for Client

Client company and its executives were sued by a former employee for various claims arising from allegations of sexual harassment. The client’s insurer denied coverage. After prevailing upon the insurer to withdraw its disclaimer, the insurer agreed to provide an unconditional defense and indemnity for the claims against the client.

Multimillion-Dollar Settlement for Executive in Wage and Commission Litigation

Successfully represented a corporate executive in a federal court litigation concerning wage and commission payments which, following initial motion practice, resulted in a $2.4 million settlement for our client.

Summary Judgment for Biopharmaceutical Company on Wage Law Claim

Represented biopharmaceutical client in defending against complaint by former employee alleging violation of Massachusetts Wage Act and breach of contract. Briefed and argued motion for summary judgment, resulting in judgment for client on all counts.

Defense of Appeal of Unemployment Benefits Determination

Represented employer against complaint seeking judicial review of decision denying unemployment benefits. Drafted and argued appeal, resulting in judgment affirming underlying denial.

Finding of Lack of Probable Cause on Discrimination Claim Affirmed on Appeal

Represented hotel in preliminary hearing on appeal of claim alleging retaliation and discrimination based on sex, race, and color. Massachusetts Commission Against Discrimination affirmed determination of lack of probable cause.

Favorable Settlement of Religious Discrimination Claim

Represented employer against administrative charge alleging discrimination based on religion. Negotiated favorable settlement for client.

Obtained Favorable Ruling on Enforceability of Client’s Noncompete Agreement

Represented employer on motion for preliminary injunction concerning enforceability of noncompete agreement. Drafted opposition to employee’s motion, resulting in order finding that employee’s subsequent job would violate noncompete agreement with client employer.

Won Dismissal in Matters Involving the Foreign Sovereign Immunities Act

Won dismissal on subject matter jurisdiction grounds of enforcement actions against the New York State Comptroller’s Office by plaintiffs who sought the turnover of alleged Cuban assets being held by the Comptroller in satisfaction of a Florida state court default judgment obtained against Cuba under the Foreign Sovereign Immunities Act.

Won Dismissal of Suit Seeking to Prevent NY State from Enforcing Legislation, Regulations Relating to Wage Bonds

Won dismissal of a lawsuit brought by two Asian-American nail salon trade groups seeking to prevent New York State from enforcing legislation and regulations requiring nail salon owners to purchase wage bonds as security for any unpaid wages owed to workers.

Representation in False Advertising and Unfair Competition Suit

Represented a clinical drug testing laboratory in connection with a false advertising and unfair competition lawsuit brought by a competitor involving alleged illegal business practices.

Noncompete Enforcement Thwarted

Defeated motion for preliminary injunction in Massachusetts state court seeking to prohibit staffing firm employee from working for a new employer, and vindicated ability of employee and new employer to engage in noncompetitive client service work. 

Discrimination Claim Resolved for Robotics Company

Obtained favorable resolution of national origin discrimination claim brought by former robotics company employee in federal court in Pennsylvania. 

1st Circuit Win in Multimillion-Dollar Lawsuit Over Executive Bonus Agreement

Obtained favorable 1st Circuit ruling upholding summary judgment win against former biotech executive’s claim seeking $2.1 million in stock for breach of implied covenant of good faith and fair dealing in connection with executive’s termination before his achievement of the milestones on which the stock grants were premised.

Obtained Arbitration Judgment in Excess of $7 Million, Upheld by VA Supreme Court

Obtained arbitration judgment in excess of $7 million on behalf of IT services company, after the defendants wrongfully terminated a contract with our client and conspired with former employees of our client to divert a multimillion-dollar government contract.  Successfully represented our client before the Virginia courts in proceedings to vacate the arbitrators’ award, which was ultimately upheld by the Virginia Supreme Court.

Scope of Massachusetts Workers Compensation Act’s Exclusivity Provision

In a case of first impression, successfully represented a food production facility before the trial and appeals courts, which both held that the exclusivity provision of the Massachusetts Workers Compensation Act barred the employee of a staffing company, who was injured performing services for our client, from suing our client.

Multimillion-Dollar Settlement on Behalf of Siblings in Dispute Over Family-Owned Commercial Real Estate and Business

Successfully represented three sisters in a dispute with their brother concerning allegations of misappropriated funds and ownership in commercial real estate, which resulted in a settlement of more than $3 million for our clients.

Obtained Injunction Enforcing Nonsolicitation Agreement

Represented staffing company in enforcing a nonsolicitation agreement that prevented former employees, who started a competing business, from diverting multimillion-dollar contract to their new business.

Defeated Motion to Cancel Notice of Pendency in $1.5 Million Dispute

Defeated a motion  by property owner to cancel client’s notice of pendency on real property, on grounds that property owner was “alter ego” of parties who defaulted on the loans totaling $1,545,000.

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