Experience

Judgment in $10 Million Breach of Warranty Claim Case

Secured judgment at the close of plaintiff’s case for a $10 million breach of warranty claim on large power generators.

Advising Manufacturer on Exclusionary Pricing, Discriminatory Discounting Allegations

Advising a major industrial tools and equipment manufacturer in relation to allegations of abuse of dominance through exclusionary pricing and discriminatory discounting.

$188 Million Managed Sale Acquisition of Aerospace Industry Manufacturer

Represented manufacturer in $188 million managed sale acquisition of aerospace tubing manufacturer.

Settlement of Employment Class Action Trial for Aerospace Manufacturer

Represented aerospace manufacturer in class action alleging overtime, minimum wage and meal period violations. The matter settled prior to the conclusion of the trial.

Secured Settlement in Employment Class Action for Aerospace Client

Represented aerospace manufacturer in class action alleging violations to meal period policy. Settlement on the matter was reached on the eve of trial.

Interim General Counsel for Multinational Manufacturer

Served as interim general counsel on secondment to a multinational manufacturing corporation during the hiring and acclimating of a new general counsel.

Acquisition of 75% Stake in Pexion Group for £34 Million

Represented investment firm RDCP Group in its acquisition of a 75% stake in Pexion Group, a precision engineering firm, in a transaction valued at £34 million.

Advising U.S. Construction Equipment Manufacturer on Sale, EU Clearance

Advising a major U.S. construction equipment manufacturer in relation to the disposal of its port handling equipment business and obtaining clearance before the EU Commission.

Cross-Border Transactions for Holding Company and Primary Portfolio Company

Completed a series of four complex, multimillion-dollar transactions in the U.S. and U.K. on behalf of a holding company and its primary portfolio company. In addition to traditional M&A aspects, our team provided guidance on related real estate, environmental, employment, benefits, immigration and international factors. Two of the four transactions closed on the same day on two different continents.

Pricing Policy Compliance Training for Manufacturer Resellers

Provided training for resellers of a privately held manufacturing and distribution company to ensure compliance with the company’s Minimum Advertised Price Policy. Training included overview of relevant antitrust laws and discussion of real-world pricing scenarios.

$950 Million Sale of Manufacturing Business

Represented welding company client in $950 million sale of manufacturing business.

Representation of Fire Safety Systems Manufacturer in Breach of Contract Case

Represented national fire safety systems manufacturer in federal court relating to breach of contract claims.

Successfully Defended Contractor in Arbitration Against Seven-Figure Claim

Defended general contractor in seven-figure claim brought by an asbestos contractor in arbitration. Arbitrator’s award to asbestos contractor was 5% of the amount sought and was less than the general contractor had offered in settlement.

Citations Vacated for Client in OSHA Evidentiary Hearing

Defended company in OSHA evidentiary hearing in which company asserted that installation of wood trusses constituted steel erection. Administrative Law Judge agreed and vacated the citations.

Representation of National Window Manufacturer in Product Liability Actions

Represented a national window manufacturer in dozens of product liability actions involving alleged residential construction defects.

Won Business Tort, Defamation Cases for Contract Manufacturer

Won suits brought in Pennsylvania state court against a contract manufacturer alleging various business torts and defamation.

$35 Million+ Strategic Fulfillment/Transportation Contract

Served as outside counsel responsible for $35 million+ long-term strategic fulfillment/transportation contract for international retailer.

Patent Portfolio Management for Multinational Aerospace Corporation

Managed patent applications relating to semiconductors, avionics, antennas, modeling, simulation, non-destructive testing, flight control systems, communication systems, electronics, and unmanned systems.

Successfully Defended Used Oil Recycler Following Alleged Sale of Contaminated Oil

Defended used oil recycler in sale of alleged contaminated oil to customer. Jury awarded recycler all costs for unpaid shipments of oil, and awarded $3,000 to customer after four-day trial.

Patent Portfolio in Touch Screen Technology

Managed the filing of a portfolio of patent applications for an international client in the touch screen technology area.

Patent Clearance Projects in Pharmaceutical Industry

Managed several patent clearance projects relating to a computer ecosystem designed to manage the prescription process and use by patients of a multimillion-dollar pharmaceutical product.

Successful Outcome in Cases Related to Misinterpretation, Misapplication of Lockout/Tagout Standard

Defended numerous employers in cases in which OSHA was persuaded that it misinterpreted or misapplied the lockout/tagout standard.

Reduced Penalties for Dairy Farm in Fatalities Following OSHA SVEP Placement

Defended dairy farm in two separate fatality cases that resulted in repeat OSHA citations and placement on OSHA Severe Violator Enforcement Program (SVEP).  At conclusion of negotiation, company was removed from SVEP and penalties were cut by 75%.

No Willful Violations for Publicly Traded Company

Defended publicly traded company in a two-week OSHA evidentiary hearing involving multiple alleged willful violations at a meat plant.  At the conclusion of the hearing, the Administrative Law Judge determined there were no willful violations.

No Prosecution for Client in Multiple Fatality Case Referred to the U.S. Attorney

Defended a company in a multiple fatality case that resulted in an OSHA referral to the U.S. Attorney for prosecution. After meeting with the U.S. Attorney, no prosecution resulted. 

Citations Vacated for Client in Fatality Involving Construction Crane

Defended company in an OSHA evidentiary hearing involving a fatality on a crane.  At the conclusion of the hearing, the Administrative Law Judge vacated all citations.

No Willful Violations in Case Involving Availability of Rescue Boat

Defended company in OSHA evidentiary hearing involving facility and availability of rescue boat. The Administrative Law Judge determined violation was not willful.

Six Citations Vacated for Electrical Equipment Manufacturer

Defended manufacturer of electrical equipment in OSHA evidentiary hearing where issues all involved possible electrocution hazards associated with high voltage equipment.  The Administrative Law Judge vacated all six citations that were issued.

Favorable Result for Company Cited in Violation of OSHA Silica PEL

Defended company that received citation alleging exceedance of OSHA’s silica PEL.  Convinced OSHA the sample results were invalid, resulting in withdrawal of citation.

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