Experience

    • A large pharmaceutical company 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 501(c)(3) corporation charged in a civil forfeiture action, resulting in a five-week federal trial and a pending appeal.
    • 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 multinational manufacturing company in 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.
    • Expert witness in a foreign tribunal on Deferred Prosecution Agreements in the U.S.
    • 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.