Experience

    • Obtaining dismissal of a $1.8 billion creditors’ claim against directors of a failed telecommunications company, and winning summary judgment rejecting $1.1 billion in fiduciary duty claims by bankruptcy administrators against directors of a related company.
    • Successfully pursuing international arbitrations against the Czech Republic (based on an investor protection treaty) and a Czech business partner (based on contracts) over their mistreatment of the client’s television company, recovering over $400 million for the client.
    • Defeating efforts by dissident shareholders to enjoin a proposed $1.1 billion going private transaction by a major publicly traded Midwestern retail chain.
    • Successful mediations of patent disputes involving cellular phone geolocation technology and food preservation devices.
    • Defense of a major shopping center company against breach of contract and fiduciary duty claims arising from its purchase of another shopping center partnership.
    • Defense and settlement of a $1.2 billion action brought against a leveraged buyout sponsor after the purchased grocery store chain failed.
    • An internal investigation of audit practices at a food services company that discovered an $800 million fraud.
    • Representing the retail leaseholder for the World Trade Center in disputes over the nature of the reconstruction at the Ground Zero site.
    • Defending independent trustees of a major mutual fund company in litigations challenging the fees paid to the funds’ advisor.
    • Internal investigation of alleged securities law violations in connection with a significant financially adverse event at a leading pharmaceutical company.

Education

  • Harvard Law School, 1980, J.D.
  • Harvard University, 1976, B.A.

Languages

  • English