• Allergan in defeating nationwide class certification of a putative class of third-party payors alleging violations of federal RICO statutes through fraudulent promotion of antidepressants.
    • Prudential Financial in shareholder class action and derivative lawsuits arising from regulatory inquiries into death benefit payment practices and compliance with unclaimed property laws.
    • Prudential Retirement in a successful two-week trial in the Southern District of New York of ERISA claims against State Street as an investment manager of bond funds, finding $77 million in damages.
    • Successful appeal in the United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit reversing a $65 million judgment arising from an alleged oral agreement to sell securities.
    • Large life insurance companies in state regulatory inquiries concerning abandoned property and claims handling, as well as in related qui tam lawsuits and a policyholder class action.
    • Learning Annex in obtaining a $23 million judgment after a jury trial of quasi-contract claims in the Southern District of New York.
    • Markel Corporation in its $3.13 billion acquisition of Alterra Capital Holdings, a listed Bermuda reinsurer.
    • The former President of North America sales for Lucent in litigation with the Company and the SEC.


  • Harvard Law School, 1981, J.D.
  • Harvard University, John F. Kennedy School of Government, 1981, M.P.P.
  • Stanford University, 1974, A.B.


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