Experience

    • Jacobs Solutions Inc. in defense of a lawsuit alleging violations of the TVPRA in the District of Colorado in connection with the 2022 FIFA World Cup in Qatar.
    • Yardi in appeal of nationwide class action certification, obtaining successful grant of Rule 23(f) petition.
    • Columbia University in federal class actions regarding US News & World Report rankings.
    • A sovereign wealth fund concerning their investment in a major pharmaceutical company facing mass tort litigation in the United States.
    • A major hospital corporation in civil and criminal matters arising out of nationwide recall of adulterated prescription medication that lead to meningitis outbreak.
    • Certain former directors and shareholders of Purdue Pharma, regarding prescription opioid litigation in various fora across the country, including a federal multi-district litigation and actions brought by states attorneys general.
    • A major New York health insurance company and its subsidiary in a qui tam suit regarding the alleged engagement of a half-billion dollar accounting fraud, obtaining a significant client victory in the form of a settlement and a complete voluntarily dismissal of the claims with prejudice.
    • Medicredit, Inc., a subsidiary of Hospital Corporation of America, in achieving a landmark appellate ruling with the Fifth Circuit reversing an order certifying a class action under the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act.
    • American Airlines in litigation arising out of the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks, resulting in a trial victory establishing that World Trade Center Properties could not recover from American any of the nearly $5 billion it was seeking beyond already received insurance recoveries. Previous related wins have included dismissals of environmental litigation arising out of the attacks and multiple successful partial summary judgment and Daubert motions.
    • Toyota Motor Sales USA in various state and federal investigations relating to vehicle acceleration issues. These included 29 state attorney general investigations, congressional inquiries, SEC investigations, and Department of Justice (DOJ) investigations, all of which settled without any criminal convictions for the company.
    • A major U.S. hospital network in investigations arising out of an outbreak of disease resulting from tainted drugs.
    • Many clients in contract disputes, including:
    • A paint manufacturer in litigation arising out of a sales contract indemnity.
    • A well-known winery in arbitration arising out of a distribution agreement.
    • The founding investors of a hedge fund in arbitration with the fund manager.
    • A major quick service restaurant franchisor in litigation with an international franchisee over the terms of the franchise agreement.
    • An insurer in the evaluation of claims by an insured arising from ATF drug-eradication efforts in Latin America.
    • An Asian manufacturer of photovoltaic panels in an evaluation of potential warranty claims.
    • An Israeli optical laser manufacturer in the analysis of liability exposure.
    • The acquirer of a pharmaceutical company in its due diligence with respect to certain contingent liabilities.
    • A seal manufacturer in evaluation and defense of asbestos claims.
    • Two mutual fund advisors in investigations by the SEC and a variety of state regulators, defense of lawsuits instituted by the SEC and state regulators, negotiation of regulatory settlements, implementation of settlements and defense of private class actions consolidated in a Multi District Litigation.

Education

  • Fordham University School of Law, 1996, J.D.
  • Georgetown University, 1990, B.S.F.S.

Languages

  • English