Experience

Counsel to Private Equity and Venture Capital Funds Across Industries

Counsel to venture capital funds and private equity funds, notably in the blockchain and distributed ledger technology, health care, transportation/logistics, energy, telecommunications, manufacturing, consumer products, and building products industries.

Protection of IP Rights and Strategic Partnerships in Fortune 500 Tech, Science Bankruptcies

Counsel to various Fortune 500 technology- and science-based companies with issues in bankruptcy involving protection of intellectual property rights and key strategic partnerships.

Acquisition of Online Apparel Ecommerce Business, Related IP Assets

Represented an investment firm client in the acquisition at auction of an online specialty retailer’s ecommerce business and related intellectual property assets, including trademarks and domain names, as well as merchandise and other assets. Transaction included negotiating asset purchase agreement, participating in bankruptcy negotiations, review of IP contracts, negotiating of loan document, conducting diligence of IP, as well as transition agreement for continued operation of ecommerce websites and onboarding of IP portfolio.

Bankruptcy Counsel for Fortune 10 Tech Retailer

Represented a Fortune 10 American technology retailer in bankruptcy. Advised and assisted the client on many issues, including rejection, assignment and assumption of executory contracts, intellectual property license and privacy issues.

Counsel to Worldwide Leader in the Payments Technology Industry

Counseled worldwide leader in the payments technology industry across a variety of practice areas in connection with technology development and licensing, and payment processing service offerings.

Patent Portfolio Development Related to Autonomous Vehicles

Led a team of patent attorneys to prepare and file several patent applications for a large client directed to the control, management and diagnostic testing of autonomous vehicles.

Trial Win for Telecommunications Client on Tortious Interference Claims

Won at two-week trial for a major telecommunications company in the U.S. District Court for the District of Minnesota on tortious interference claims against an entity that had conspired with a local telephone company to engage in a traffic pumping scheme. The judgment entered in our client's favor approximated $2 million, and the Eighth Circuit affirmed the decision.

Dismissal of $1 Billion Class Action Claim

Successfully defended the operator of a commercial website against a putative class action involving alleged interception of an online customer's personal information, including credit card information, and disclosure of that information to third parties without the customer's consent. The plaintiff argued that this information, which was stored in a browser file before being sent to the website, was not yet a communication to website and that the interception and transmission of that information via JavaScript commands was illegal under the Wiretap Act. The court agreed with the website operator's arguments and dismissed the action. Plaintiff's counsel was seeking over $1 billion in damages, making this a significant victory.
 

Multimillion-Dollar Venture Capital Investment into Biotech Company

Advised lead investor on multimillion-dollar Series A venture capital investment into biotech company developing and commercializing cutting-edge technologies for gene editing, gene expression and bioprocessing.

Advised on Patent Matters Related to Automotive Technologies

Advised in-house counsel on patent-related matters, including noninfringement and invalidity analyses of competitor patents. Prepared and prosecuted patent applications directed to variety of automotive technologies including automotive manufacturing, infotainment systems, electric vehicle (EV) charge controllers, audio systems, suspension systems and other mechanical systems.

Advised Emerging Fintech Company on Funding and Commercialization of Technology

Advised financial technology emerging company on its Series Seed and Series A venture capital rounds and commercialization of its technology.

Class Action in Large IoT Liability Case for Plaintiff Against Automotive Manufacturer

Serves as lead counsel for three certified plaintiffs’ classes totaling an estimated 400,000 to 500,000, in a case alleging that various cars and trucks suffer from a series of cybersecurity defects that render the vehicles susceptible to being hacked in a way that would allow the hacker to remotely control the vehicles’ operational and safety systems, including acceleration, braking, steering and ignition. Claims include breach of warranty and violations of various states’ consumer protection statutes.

Outside Counsel for Global Rental Car Business

Served as outside legal counsel to a global leader in the rental car business in connection with technology development, software licensing and telecom services.

Representation in Class Action Involving Biometric Information Privacy Act

Represented corporate client in employment- related class action involving the Illinois Biometric Information Privacy Act.

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.

Acquisition of Home Building CRM Company for Global Diversified Supplier

Managed acquisition of company providing CRM, sales automation, dynamic content management, and reporting for the home building and real estate sectors.

Acquisition of Software Company for Global Diversified Supplier

Managed acquisition of company providing web-based design software for a wide range of home improvement and renovation projects.

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