From contractual disputes and business arrangements to C-suite and employee issues, businesses face many pressures that cause disruptions and can lead to litigation.
We partner with our clients to resolve their most challenging commercial cases and crises, whether through negotiation, mediation or litigation. Drawing on our deep experience as trial lawyers, we approach every case with the assumption that it will be tried, focusing from the outset on the essential evidence, witnesses and legal principles that are likely to decide the outcome. This not only helps avoid unnecessary pretrial disputes and limit discovery costs but also signals to our adversaries that we are ready and willing to try the case, often resulting in highly favorable pretrial settlements.
Secured a complete victory in a two-week arbitration trial for Amazon.com, Inc., in a suit brought by eBay, alleging contract, fraud, tort, and unfair competition claims. (See “Amazon wins legal fight against eBay over alleged seller poaching,” CNN).
Won a three-week federal jury trial for T-Mobile on misappropriation of trade secrets and breach of contract claims against Huawei.
Prevailed in a $40 billion battle for corporate control of Viacom on behalf of controlling shareholder and Chairman Emeritus Sumner Redstone, waged in the courts of Delaware, Massachusetts and California.
Obtained settlements for Qualcomm totaling more than $65 million in connection with a sophisticated commercial fraud orchestrated by a former senior employee.
Prevailed in a three-week federal jury trial for William Koch on claims of fraud, deceptive business practices and false advertising related to the sale of counterfeit high-end wine, including obtaining a $12 million punitive damages award.
Successfully represented Western Digital and its SanDisk subsidiaries in ICC arbitrations and litigation in California trial and appellate courts in connection with a widely publicized dispute with Toshiba over anti-transfer provisions in joint venture agreements.
Won a unanimous defense verdict for Electronic Arts in a jury trial in a copyright infringement case related to The Sims 3, the third installment in the company’s best-selling series of life simulation games.
Won a public arbitration trial for the State Bar of California in a widely publicized dispute against its former executive director/CEO, defeating claims of whistleblower retaliation and breach of the implied covenant of good faith and fair dealing.
Successfully represented Tesla in numerous matters, including a case involving contract, fiduciary duty and unfair business practices claims against a former program manager and competing venture that resulted in a settlement involving a substantial payment to Tesla and compliance measures.
Obtained a complete victory for Sempra Energy in a years-long litigation relating to a billion-dollar liquefied natural gas terminal, including proceedings in federal trial and appellate courts.
Secured a $5.15 billion settlement after trial for the Tronox Trust as the litigation trustee responsible for prosecution of consolidated national litigation against Anadarko Petroleum Company and Kerr McGee Corporation for fraudulent transfer of massive environmental, tort, retiree and other liabilities.