Experience with litigation resolves disputes; experience with disputes resolves litigation.

I have represented plaintiffs and defendants in cases in state or federal courts in over 40 states and in numerous arbitrations, this have given me extensive experience in complex litigation and dispute resolution and intensive experience in contracts, torts, mass torts, class action, insurance, antitrust, administrative law, false claims act law, employment discrimination, civil rights, securities and telecommunications, among other things:

  • Co-counsel in case resulting in a completely favorable Delaware jury verdict in favor of insurer based on failure to obtain consent to a settlement and affirmance by the Delaware Supreme Court
  • Lead counsel for the Financial Planning Association in its successful challenge to the SEC’s “broker-dealer” rule in the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit
  • Lead counsel for the Air Line Pilots Association in the arbitration involving one of the largest financial claims in its history
  • Lead counsel for insurer in first case ever to rule on whether entity insurance coverage for securities claims applies to claims arising from the insured’s securitization of mortgages
  • Successfully represented client in administrative law challenge concerning EPA regulation in the United States Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit
  • Successfully represented client in NEPA challenge in the United States District Court for the District of Columbia
  • Represented State of Nevada before the Nuclear Regulatory Commission in opposing the licensing of the Yucca Mountain repository
  • Represented UPREIT contributor in arbitration seeking to enforce tax protection agreement entered into by one of the largest REITs in the world
  • Represented relators in novel False Claims Act case that obtained $76.25 million in recoveries based upon allegations of price fixing for carbon fiber and in companion antitrust litigation
  • Successfully represented the USA Track & Field Association in an antitrust challenge to its standards for competition
  • Lead counsel for the many-year primary insurer in a 15-year coverage dispute involving scores of thousands of asbestos claims
  • Obtained an $87.5 million settlement, serving as plaintiffs’ co-lead counsel on behalf of a group of telecommunication companies in litigation involving telephone rates
  • Was part of a team that secured a jury verdict finding over 26,000 violations of the Federal False Claims Act relating to the purchase of oil off Government and Native American leases
  • Lead counsel for the primary director’s and officers’ liability insurer in connection with what was at the time the nation’s largest health care bankruptcy
  • Lead counsel for inventor of the accordion-folded car shade in patent and Lanham Act challenge
  • Substantially responsible for crafting the class action mechanisms used to settle $2 billion of asbestos liabilities
  • Represented a DSL service provider in an antitrust action against a competing incumbent local exchange carrier for unlawfully maintaining monopoly power in various telecommunications markets
  • Lead counsel for the (then) Veterans’ Administration in two-month trial concerning the constitutionality of fee limits
  • Lead counsel for the U.S. Department of Education in eight-month Kansas City, Missouri school desegregation trial

Knowing what works, what does not work, and what can be done helps me be a better litigator and counselor.


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