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  • Represented an international waste management company in lawsuit asserting constitutional protections against improperly enacted ordinance.

  • Represented a large private company against claims for millions of dollars in damages arising from allegation of employment discrimination.

  • Represented a limited liability company in prosecution of claims against former partner and defended against counterclaims asserted by same partner with respect to ownership and investment in series of fitness centers. Successfully obtained multimillion dollar verdict on behalf of client following four week jury trial in federal court.

  • Represented former executive of educational technology company in prosecution of lawsuit arising from failure of ownership to properly compensate executive with agreed-upon bonuses and stock guarantees.

  • Successfully represented coffee roaster and coffee house owner in trademark and copyright litigation with artist, with client obtaining all intellectual property rights to the relevant artwork.

  • Successfully defended an insurance company and third-party administrator in a multi-claim professional malpractice, breach of fiduciary duty and breach of contract case in federal district court.

  • Co-lead counsel who won summary judgment in a federal civil rights class action lawsuit, defending the City of Chicago and over 50 individual police officers in Vodak v. City of Chicago, et al., 624 F.Supp.2d 933 (N.D. Ill. 2009).

  • Defended a large financial institution relating to a claimed breach of its duties as the guardian of an estate.

  • Lead counsel who drafted briefs and presented oral arguments in business litigation and defamation cases before the Illinois Supreme Court and the Illinois Appellate Court, including a case involving a matter of first impression in the Illinois Supreme Court. Wright Development Group, LLC v. Walsh et al., 238 Ill.2d. 620, 939 N.E.2d 389, (2010).

  • Lead counsel who obtained a multi-million dollar settlement in favor of global supplier of uniformity, dynamic and geometric products in a breach of contract claim in federal court.

  • Lead counsel who obtained a dismissal of a $30 million tortious interference with contract and tortious interference with business expectancy lawsuit against an international information technology services and solutions company.

  • Lead counsel who prosecuted a breach of employment contract and breach of fiduciary duties lawsuit on behalf of an international software solutions and graphic communications company.

  • Lead counsel who secured dismissal of the City of Naperville in a First Amendment federal civil rights lawsuit brought by a sitting City Council member in Furstenau v. City of Naperville, et al., 2008 WL 5412872 (N.D. Ill. Dec. 23, 2008).

  • Second-chair trial counsel in jury trial of claims for negligence and strict liability. Prepared and presented the client’s claim for damages resulting in a favorable $8 million judgment – the full amount sought.

  • Secured a Temporary Restraining Order (TRO) and defended against a TRO in a state court lawsuit involving breach of employment contract, non-compete and conversion claims.

  • Defending a large private home improvement chain and its owner against claims for breach of contract, unjust enrichment and promissory estoppel.

  • Obtained approval from the U.S. Department of Justice Antitrust Division for $18 billion merger between a Canadian mining company and one of its competitors.

  • Obtained a jury verdict for one of the country's largest railroads in a class action case involving the Federal Employer's Liability Act.

  • Represented insurer regarding contractual and indemnity obligation on 54,000 pending asbestos personal injury cases.

  • Successfully represented a large privately-held food company and its Board of Directors, officers and majority shareholders in two lawsuits involving a former officer and minority shareholder. These suits involved claims of fraud, breach of fiduciary duty, shareholder oppression, breach of contract, tortious interference with business expectation, and specific performance of a buy-sell agreement, culminating in a six-week jury trial and three bench trials.

  • Co-lead counsel in an arbitration against a nationwide retailer on multiple claims, including breach of contract relating to the creation and operation of a national retail-marketing database. The arbitration spanned eleven-day and included five expert witnesses. The arbitration panel found in our client’s favor and awarded Freeborn’s reasonable attorneys’ fees on the successful breach of contract claims.

  • Co-lead counsel in an eight-day jury trial on claims against a financial services company for breach of contract, breach of fiduciary duty, violations of the Illinois Consumer Fraud and Deceptive Practices Act, professional negligence and negligent misrepresentation. The jury entered a verdict in favor of F&P’s client on all counts, which resulted in seven-figure settlement payment to F&P’s client.

  • Co-lead counsel who won summary judgment in defense of a patent infringement case brought against a group of publishers and manufacturers. Just prior to the commencement of a jury trial, the district court invalidated the patent at issue and entered summary judgment in favor of all of Freeborn’s clients. Sonix Technology Co., Ltd. v. Publications International, Ltd., et al., 2015 WL 8153600 (N.D.Ill Dec. 8, 2015).

  • Conducted Consumer Product Safety Commission recall of more than 200,000 defective bicycles and litigated in excess of 300 injury claims resulting from defects.

  • Defended corporate psychiatric services provider in a high damages civil action based on patient suicide and homicide.

  • Counseled and defended executives from mining client's offices in Belgian, Norwegian, Canadian and American courts, in interviews and depositions with the U.S. Department of Justice Antitrust Division.

  • Represented a wireless broadcasting client and successfully won the D.C. Circuit’s reversal of an injunction entered at the request of the Securities and Exchange Commission.

  • Defended hospice operator in one of the largest Medicare fraud criminal prosecutions in the Northern District of Illinois.

  • Lead counsel in a bench trial on claims for breach of contract relating to a 17-acre real estate development dispute. The court entered a verdict in favor of F&P’s client on all counts.  

  • Lead drafter of amici curiae brief to United States Supreme Court in Friedrichs, et al., v. California Teachers Association, et. al., Case No. 14-915 (filed November 2015).

  • Obtained $40 million settlement for the State of Illinois on eve of trial arising out of a lawsuit against one of the world's largest mining companies for destroying a significant length of historic Route 66.

  • Obtained summary judgment for a large privately held food company against its insurer. The insurer denied coverage for shareholder litigation.

  • Participated in numerous commercial foreclosure actions, on behalf of both lenders and sophisticated borrowers, involving real estate collectively valued in excess of $150,000,000.

  • Represented a leading life, health and disability insurance company with respect to over a hundred coverage disputes across the United States (including various arbitrations and mediations), as well as prosecuting claims against its third party administrator.

  • Represented a significant disability insurer of the most valued NBA and NHL players with regard to dozens of claims, including the successful resolution of a $20 million dollar claim against a prominent NHL team.  

  • Represented Creditor Trustee in bankruptcy of century-old manufacturing business and litigated more than 1,200 claims, including a fraudulent transfer claim in excess of $100 million.

  • Represented distributor-marketers of sporting equipment seeking contribution for personal injury settlements from Taiwanese manufacturers and distributors of alleged defective equipment, including obtaining depositions and other discovery in Taiwan and successfully executing judgments against personal property in Taiwan.

  • Represented insurer against claim in excess of $100 million relating to copyright, licensing, and conversion claims resulting from the leasing and subleasing of mainframe computers and copying of computer source code.

  • Prevailed in the defense of a corporate client at arbitration in discrimination action brought by a former employee as well as in subsequent litigation at the trial and appellate court levels.

  • For a large national bank, prosecuted a claim against a software vendor for fraud in the sale and delivery of a software product leading to a $3.4 million recovery of licensing fees and other costs.

  • Lead trial counsel for BP America, Inc. in a ten-week antitrust jury trial in Los Angeles. The case involved allegations of horizontal allocations of markets, price fixing and monopolization. The jury acquitted all defendants on one count and hung on a second count. A favorable settlement ensued as a result of the fact the jury had voted 7 to 1 for the defendants on the hung count.

  • Defense of antitrust claims alleging price fixing in the linerboard and corrugated container industry.

  • Co-lead counsel for prominent maker of control systems for aircraft, marine and large industrial engines, in international contract and business tort arbitration against overseas engine packager (including extended arbitration hearing before International Centre for Dispute Resolution).

  • Defended a South Dakota hospital and its home healthcare service from antitrust conspiracy charges.

  • Defense of antitrust claims alleging price fixing and market allocation. Obtained summary judgment on all claims and successfully defended judgment on appeal to the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals.

  • Defended hospitals and other health care entities in federal challenges to mergers in California and Missouri, and represented a nonprofit hospital group as amicus in appeal regarding Michigan merger.

  • Successfully represented a major oil company with respect to antitrust issues and disputes arising out of one of the largest industrial mergers in United States history.

  • Lead counsel for Burlington Northern Santa Fe Railway in an antitrust case in San Francisco. The case involved allegations of tying, violations of the essential facilities doctrine, attempted monopolization, vertical foreclosure, coerced reciprocity and price fixing, resulting in a summary judgment in BNSF’s favor on all counts, which was affirmed in the Ninth Circuit.

  • Liaison Counsel for plaintiff class in Plasma-Derivatives Protein Therapies Antitrust Litigation.

  • Represented market leader in office products manufacturing in false advertising, trademark, trade dress, and antitrust lawsuit and obtained a preliminary injunction against competitor making false comparative claims.

  • Counsel for plaintiff resident physicians in nationwide Sherman Act Section 1 case challenging price fixing with regard to medical residents’ salaries.

  • Successfully defended a manufacturer of high performance automobile parts in an antitrust action where a magistrate judge had already recommended a summary judgment ruling on liability against the manufacturer.

  • Successfully defended seller of business in injunction proceedings brought to enjoin sale based on purported antitrust concerns.

  • Successfully represented one of the country’s largest railway companies in an arbitration before the National Grain and Feed Association in a breach of contract dispute with a shipper.

  • Successfully appealed a lawsuit brought against a large national bank. The Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals ruled that the case should be dismissed, and, in the process, established new law in the Circuit regarding the "citizenship" of a national bank for purposes of diversity jurisdiction.

  • Successfully appealed the dismissal of a breach-of-warranty lawsuit filed against a major automobile manufacturer, thereby obtaining court approval of the company’s warranty language.

  • Successfully appealed the dismissal of claims brought against a self-service storage facility in a case that involved an issue of first impression under Illinois law

  • Represented chemical and pharmaceutical companies in class action litigation involving breast implants, latex gloves and environmental contamination.

  • Defended the Directors of a public utility company against a purported shareholder class action based on the utility’s decision to honor federally-mandated cogeneration contracts.

  • Obtained favorable settlement for the family of man who challenged estate of family matriarch based on claims of undue influence and lack of testamentary capacity where matriarch changed her estate plan, which had historically been split equally between her two sons, to leave the majority of her estate to her surviving son, shortly after the man, the matriarch's only other child, pre-deceased her.

  • Successfully transferred media-generating construction defect claim from public forum to private arbitration forum where claims were favorably resolved without additional negative media attention.

  • Obtained a judgment at trial against the builder of a custom home for its breach of the warranty of habitability arising out of the defective design and installation of the home’s HVAC system.

  • Obtained a dismissal with prejudice of all claims asserted against a general contractor in connection with litigation alleging latent defects in the construction of a nursing home.

  • Defended against numerous mechanic's lien foreclosure claims.

  • Negotiated a successful resolution of dispute between a painting subcontractor, its general contractor and its bonding company over additional costs incurred as a result of the discovery and abatement of asbestos and lead paint.

  • Filed and pursued foreclosure of numerous mechanics’ liens.

  • Represented home builders and commercial real estate developers in defense of foreclosure actions brought by banks seeking to obtain mortgaged property and collect on personal guaranties.

  • Counseled clients on European Union electronic waste and packaging directives.

  • Defended a major consumer products company in a criminal investigation relating to waste disposal practices in California.

  • Negotiated environmental risk transfer agreements and environmental pollution liability insurance policies on behalf of manufacturing companies and real estate developers.

  • Represented a utility contractor in criminal and civil matters related to purported negligent services resulting in intense media attention, a class action lawsuit, state and federal criminal investigations, an insurance coverage dispute and a civil enforcement action.

  • Represented contractors and manufacturers in responding to OSHA citations, developing best practices and undertaking audits.

  • Represented numerous commercial and residential developers in the investigation and remediation of contaminated properties under state voluntary cleanup programs.

  • Successfully defended Trust from claims alleging compensation for caretaking and unfulfilled promises of being made a beneficiary of the trust.

  • Successfully established the contents of a lost will and trust at trial and prosecuted undue influence claim to recover pre-death gifts to a natural child.

  • Obtained dismissal of a derivative lawsuit asserting breach-of-fiduciary-duty claims against the Chief Executive Officer and Chairman of a health-care company. The case involved a novel legal question regarding a plaintiff’s "standing" to bring derivative claims.

  • Successfully defended hedge fund manager, sued as the manager of the fund and individually, for gross negligence, breach of fiduciary duty and various other claims. This case was won on a dispositive motion based upon the exculpatory clause in the contract.

  • Obtained preliminary injunction for a family trust in litigation over corporate control of business in which the trust had a substantial investment.

  • Obtained favorable settlement  of will contest on behalf of sole heir to mother's estate based on lack of testamentary capacity and insane delusions where mother, with long-standing and well-documented history of mental illness, did not provide for the heir in her estate plan.

  • Obtained favorable settlement for family-member trustees in pursuing claims of breach of fiduciary duty against corporate trustee.

  • Represented corporate client in enforcing the terms of a squeeze down provision of an LLC Operating Agreement and obtained summary judgment in federal litigation relating to the same.

  • Lead trial counsel for Mobil Oil Company in a bench trial involving a dealer termination that resulted in a favorable decision for Mobil.

  • Successfully investigating and resolving the theft of intellectual property by an employee for sale to a competitor linked to an international organized crime cartel.

  • Successfully prosecuting civil fraud claims against an insurance agency on behalf of a leading Chicago finance company resulting in a sizable award of punitive damages.

  • Various major jury and non-jury awards for recovery of millions of dollars fraudulently transferred, concealed or converted, including sizable awards for punitive damages and attorney fees.

  • Working with internal and external auditors of a client to detect fraud and kickbacks to employees in exchange for favorable treatment to preferred vendors of the corporation. Cooperated with federal law enforcement to bring successful prosecution of the offenders.

  • Successfully represented a corporation in a federal district court case involving claims of fraud, civil conspiracy, breach of contract, breach of fiduciary duty and defamation with more than $575 million in controversy. We obtained summary judgment in favor of our client on all claims brought by the plaintiff and also obtained a favorable settlement for our client on its counter-claims against the plaintiff and two of its executives for defamation.

  • Successfully represented corporations in business litigation matters involving actions for breach of contract and breach of fiduciary duty.

  • Successfully defended an architect and city planner in a jury trial involving defamation claims and obtained a directed verdict in the client's favor at the close of the plaintiff's case.

  • Successfully defended companies on all types of discrimination cases including sex, race, religion, disability and related retaliation claims.

  • Prevailed in the defense of a corporate client in a matter involving federal preemption and the transportation of hazardous materials at both the trial court and appellate levels.

  • Successfully represented a corporation in an internal investigation relating to theft by an employee of the company which resulted in the employee's termination and conviction for felony theft with restitution to our client.

  • Successfully represented a Class I railroad company in a multi-million dollar flood damage case brought in federal court against a major utility company.

  • Obtained first mandatory injunction against municipality in Illinois, allowing a multi-million dollar aircraft facility and fuel farm to be constructed during pendency of litigation - and obtained a jury verdict against the municipality for breach of contract.

  • Arbitration award in favor of client as to breach of contract claims.

  • Successfully defended Board of Education of Indian Prairie Community Unit School District 204 DuPage and Will Counties, Illinois in litigation brought to stop the construction of Metea Valley High School based upon claims the action violated the both U.S. and Illinois Constitutions, the Illinois School Code and the Illinois Open Meetings Act.

  • Defended owner of an NHRA Drag Racing team against hostile takeover suit by competing team owner.

  • Successfully moved to dismiss on jurisdictional grounds a breach of contract action brought by a client’s customer in federal court in Minnesota.

  • Tried Lanham Act case in Federal Court for the Northern District of California on behalf of company accused of unlawfully poaching competitor’s customers via deceptive sales tactics. Trial settled after the close of evidence with client paying no damages.

  • Prosecution of breach of contract claims based on the proposed merger of two large cellular companies to successful outcome. 

  • Negotiated settlement of a $20 million claim against a publicly traded railroad, after the close of discovery, for less than the budgeted amount to defend the case at trial. This case was actively litigated for over four years and was reviewed quarterly by the railroad’s Board of Directors as “material” litigation.

  • Recovered a claim for unpaid professional services against a Probate Estate, whose invoices the Estate Executor refused to pay, after a full trial. The claim was paid 100% with an award of attorney fees and legal costs.

  • Prosecuted complex trade secret and trademark infringement litigation resulting in a consent injunction requiring return of all trade secret information and other intellectual property.

  • Defended publicly-traded client in defamation action by a former employee that resulted in the former employee's claims being dismissed as sanction for failure to prosecute after the Court ordered the former employee to produce the hard drive of his personal computer for forensic examination.

  • Enforced multi-million dollar promissory note claims in complex litigation involving UCC Article 9 foreclosure and obtained summary judgment in client's favor.

  • Prosecuted multi-million dollar dispute over sale of defective goods.

  • Successfully established that federally registered "ecare" mark was generic and defeated petition for temporary restraining order filed immediately before trade show.

  • Defended a foreign vodka manufacturing company in a trademark infringement claim resulting in settlement permitting clients to continue use of accused name. 

  • Represented a client in litigation enforcing a patent portfolio covering the design and use of handheld computer devices.

  • Represented a client in litigation to enforce patent rights relating to an extensive portfolio of radio-frequency identification (“RFID”) patents.

  • Represented a publicly traded maker of automatic identification and data capture equipment through nationwide, multi-jurisdictional litigation against one of its largest competitors, securing favorable settlements in all matters.

  • Represented client in litigation of false advertising claims against a competitor and defending against patent-infringement claims relating to windshield wiper blades.

  • Represented intellectual property owners in proceedings before the International Trade Commission.

  • Obtained preliminary injunction in trademark infringement action precluding defendants from using the client's corporate logo in a 30-page ruling from the United States District Court in Massachusetts.

  • Defended a public utility in the trial court and on appeal against purported class action ERISA, Title VII and OWBPA challenge to utility’s early retirement program in connection with corporate downsizing.

  • Defeated the plaintiffs’ motion for conditional certification in a Fair Labor Standards Act case, where the plaintiffs alleged a national policy of failing to pay for orientation, training and other hours at a quick-service restaurant chain.

  • Defeated the plaintiff’s tort claims in a multi-day arbitration involving tortious interference with prospective business advantage, defamation and non-compete claims.

  • Defended utility on appeal in class action alleging Fair Labor Standards Act violations regarding overtime pay.

  • Defense of claims alleging business conspiracy and race discrimination, summary judgment was granted in favor of client on all counts, affirmed by the Fourth Circuit.  

  • Defense of lost wages and benefits claims based on breach of contract and promissory estoppel theories.

  • Defense of putative nationwide class action alleging gender discrimination under Title VII and The Equal Pay Act. Successfully defeated two class certification motions and Federal Rule of Civil Procedure 23(f) Petitions. Successfully defended rulings on appeal in front of Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals. 

  • Dismissal of former employee’s FMLA claims.

  • Trial of Illinois class action involving the exempt status of auto and casualty adjusters under the Illinois Minimum Wage Act (which incorporates provisions of the FLSA), resulting in a complete defense verdict for our client.

  • Jury verdict in favor of employer as to former employee’s retaliation claims.

  • Prevailed on summary judgment on behalf of a major railroad in a case alleging that the client’s policy to exclude persons with a felony conviction within 7 years from access to its hub operations constituted race discrimination in violation of Title VII.

  • Successfully achieved summary judgment on a retaliatory-discharge claim.

  • Successfully represented corporations in business litigation matters involving actions for breach of contract and breach of fiduciary duty.

  • Summary judgment in favor of employer as to race and gender claims under Title VII.

  • Obtained a defense jury verdict in favor of our client on Title VII gender discrimination and retaliation claims brought by the company’s female vice president of operations.

  • Oversaw national product liability for a national manufacturer of bikes and fitness equipment. 

  • Participated in product recalls before the Consumer Product Safety Commission and litigated injury claims resulting from alleged defects.

  • Successfully defended investment managers for a trust company from series of claims based upon lack of suitability of investments - involving detailed analysis of the prudent investor rule and the duty to diversify – winning both cases on dispositive motions prior to trial.

  • Defended AAA Arbitration claim filed against manufacturer by CPA for failure to pay for services regarding research and development credits. CPA’s claim was defeated based upon proof of malpractice and manufacturer represented received an award for all attorney fees spent defending the claim.

  • Defense of accounting negligence case for Arthur Andersen. Obtained complete defense verdict in first jury trial the client faced following the Enron indictment.

  • Recovered $10 million fidelity bond on behalf of an employer, by establishing criminal conduct of a corporate officer engaged in wide spread fraud.

  • Successfully brought a malpractice action against a real estate appraiser and recovered the defendant’s errors and omissions policy limit at the close of discovery.

  • Represented international law firm in legal malpractice and breach of fiduciary duty case arising out of a high-profile corporate separation resulting in favorable settlement for client.

  • Represented plaintiff bank in a legal malpractice action against its former counsel in connection with a portfolio of SBA loans resulting in substantial seven-figure settlement.

  • Represented plaintiff  bankruptcy trustee in an investigation and prosecution of complex claims in connection with multi-billion dollar Ponzi scheme resulting in substantial settlements.

  • Represented the plaintiff  in a legal malpractice action, against a now defunct large Chicago-based law firm, in a case involving the alleged mishandling of an arbitration and the drafting and implementation of the terms of employment and shareholder agreements resulting in substantial eight-figure settlement.

  • Represented a major airport contractor in disputes and litigation with airport authorities and airlines at three major U.S. airports.

  • Secured a victory after a four-day bench trial in federal court in a restrictive covenant case brought by a large national insurance brokerage client against a former executive. The Court awarded $1.9 million in attorneys’ fees, imposed a permanent injunction, cited multiple instances of the defendant breaching both his contractual restrictive covenant and the court’s preliminary injunction order (resulting in numerous findings of contempt of court), and referred both the defendant and a key third-party witness to the Office of the United States Attorney for investigation into possible perjury charges.

  • Represented a large medical-device company in non-competition, trade-secret, and product-liability disputes across the country.

  • Member of trial team for a private equity client in the 13-day jury trial of its securities fraud claim, resulting in $5 million recovery for our client.

  • Successfully prosecuted minority shareholder claims against closely held corporation and its officers, which resulted in a “fair value” buy out valued at approximately $9,000,000.00.

  • Defense of nationwide class action alleging securities fraud against developer and marketer of satellite global phone system.

  • Defended former CFO of a publicly-traded company in complex securities fraud action resulting in favorable settlement.

  • Obtained $16 million settlement shortly before trial for seller of energy development company in litigation over earn-out provision.

  • Obtained dismissal of claims against our client, a steel fabrication company, for indemnification and contribution in a large construction defect case involving construction of an ethanol plant.

  • Obtained dismissal with prejudice, with no settlement dollars paid, for directors and officers of high-tech start-up company in action brought by bankruptcy trustee based on phantom capital structure.

  • Obtained preliminary injunction on behalf of manufacturer whose specialized tooling was converted in China.

  • Prevailed on summary judgment on a whistle-blower retaliation claim brought by our client’s senior executive.

  • Prevailed on summary judgment on behalf of the firm’s commercial mortgage lender client in multiple cases brought by borrowers that attempted to challenge the enforceability of prepayment premium provisions in their loan documents.

  • Served as a Special Assistant Attorney General for the State of Illinois with respect to the State’s suit against members of the Tobacco Industry. Pursuant to the settlement of that action, the State of Illinois will receive more than $9 billion over the next 20 years as well as the benefit of numerous restrictions on the Tobacco Industry’s conduct to which the Industry agreed as a result of the settlement.

  • Successfully obtained dismissal with prejudice, with no settlement dollars paid, for client in multi-million dollar securities action brought by family members.

  • Successfully prosecuted complex patent license arbitration through multi-week hearing resulting in arbitration award for client of over $50 million.

  • Successfully represented a father in Mississippi pro bono case where a mother had died tragically following an elective medical procedure, helping the father regain custody of his three small children in the face of antiquated state laws.

  • Member of Freeborn Team (and one of the attorneys who presented witness testimony and oral argument at the Preliminary Injunction hearings) in two lawsuits that that challenged two Illinois pension reform laws. In both cases, Freeborn won on summary judgment and obtained rulings that both pension reform laws violated the Illinois Constitution. Both cases were affirmed on appeal to the Illinois Supreme Court. See, In Re Pension Reform Litigation, 2015 IL 118585 (2015); Jones, et al., v. Municipal Employees’ Annuity & Benefit Fund of Chicago, 2016 IL 119618 (2016). 

  • Negotiated multi-million dollar contracts for the construction of the Trump Tower and McCormick Place Expansion projects.

  • Represented large national developer in securing disputed zoning rights for construction of a multi-million dollar shopping center.

  • Successfully appealed a trial court decision resulting in the creation of mechanic’s lien rights for trucking and hauling of construction material.

  • Successfully prosecuted multi-million dollar contractor claim concerning construction of the Cleveland Browns stadium.

  • Successfully prosecuted real estate fraud claim for wealthy investor, involving a massive condominium conversion project, recovering 100% of initial investment and attorneys’ fees incurred in prosecuting action in federal court.

  • Acting as “in-house” counsel on behalf of numerous clients in connection with day-to-day intellectual property, marketing and contract issues, including reviewing and drafting supplier agreements, private label agreements and intellectual property agreements.

    • Lead trial counsel in ADEA collective action litigation for a global manufacturer resulting in entry of summary judgment on all claims of age discrimination.
  • Negotiated licenses with the Collegiate Licensing Company and CAPS (Coalition to Advance the Protection of Sports Logos, which represents the NHL, NFL, MLB and other leagues) in connection with client’s use of professional team names and colors on its products.

  • Obtained dismissal of lawsuits asserting defamation and commercial disparagement claims on behalf of numerous clients.

  • Prevailed in the defense of a corporate client in a discrimination collective action, successfully barring most of plaintiffs’ expert testimony and resolving the case in client’s favor before trial.

  • Represented a Big 10 university in litigation regarding copyright ownership dispute and trademark infringement relating to the university’s logo and obtained favorable resolution for the client. 

  • Represented multinational consulting client in enforcement of non-competition agreements resulting in departing employee ceasing competition for duration of non-compete and payments of cash settlements.

  • Represents clients in age discrimination class action matters relating to use of temporary contract workers.

  • Second-chair trial counsel in patent infringement action before the International Trade Commission (ITC) resulting in favorable settlement for client, a supplier of aftermarket automotive parts.

    • Second-chair trial counsel in patent infringement action before the International Trade Commission resulting in favorable settlement for supplier of automotive parts.
  • Successfully obtained dismissal of lawsuit against client based on claims of private nuisance at the pleading stage.

  • Successfully obtained emergency and preliminary injunctive relief on behalf of national consulting firm in multiple cases involving breaches of restrictive covenants and use of trade secrets by departing employees.

  • Successfully used UDRP proceedings to transfer domain names to numerous clients and successfully defended a UDRP proceeding which resulted in a decision that the “Complaint was brought in bad faith and constitutes an abuse of the administrative proceeding.”