Experience

    • A major New York health insurance company and its subsidiary in a qui tam suit regarding the alleged engagement of 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.
    • McKinsey & Company in multiple bankruptcy proceedings and a civil RICO action relating to its disclosures as debtor advisor.
    • The Alavi Foundation in a civil forfeiture action, resulting in the successful reversal of adverse jury verdicts by the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit.
    • A multinational bank in a challenge to an order imposing sanctions based on alleged spoliation of evidence.
    • Forest Laboratories in a False Claims Act case, resulting in dismissal of all claims based on unethical conduct of plaintiff’s counsel.
    • A global pharmaceutical company in a Board presentation regarding risk management, communication with senior management, and crisis prevention.
    • A large insurance company in affirmative litigation against numerous physicians based on unjust enrichment.
    • Expert witness in Greece on U.S. Deferred Prosecution Agreements, resulting in the acquittal of the client.
    • Successful mediation of various commercial disputes involving claims of up to more than $1 billion.
    • A multinational mining company in a civil action alleging securities fraud, resulting in a decision dismissing the complaint with prejudice.
    • Two prominent individuals (in separate cases) targeted by extortion threats, resulting in both cases in the threatening parties abandoning their efforts.
    • One of the world’s premiere law firms in a malpractice claim.
    • A leading consulting firm in the complete dismissal of a civil RICO action.
    • A multinational manufacturing company in connection with a Deferred Prosecution Agreement and a court-appointed Monitor.
    • A multinational bank in affirmative and defensive litigation arising out of a large hotel chain’s data breach.
    • Membership on a Special Litigation Committee of a Fortune 500 company.
    • A leading federal judge in defending against a petition for a writ of mandamus relating to a jury nullification defense.
    • A bank officer in the government’s RMBS-related FIRREA investigation.
    • An internationally renowned law firm providing litigation advice regarding FIRREA.
    • A prominent hedge fund in its dealings with the SEC regarding fee and expense remediation issues.
    • A large insurance company in a putative class action challenging out-of-network reimbursement rates.
    • A global insurance company in replacing the senior management of a subsidiary.
    • A law firm and two of its partners in the government’s criminal and regulatory investigations of their client.
    • The United States Department of Justice as a consultant in a civil rights matter.
    • A leading developer of interactive entertainment in defense of claims privacy violations.
    • Two large holders of intellectual property rights as the lead arbitrator in their contract dispute.

Education

  • University of Virginia School of Law, 1980, J.D.
  • Georgetown University, 1975, B.A.