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Representation of Fortune 500 Company in Nationwide Labor Arbitrations

Lead national labor arbitration counsel for Fortune 500 commercial fleet management, dedicated transportation, and supply chain solutions company; handling labor arbitrations throughout the country.

Brian A. Kreucher

Representation of Financial Services Firm in FINRA Matters

Represented a financial services firm in multiple arbitrations before the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) against former employees, successfully obtaining awards on loans provided to the employees by the firm.

Tim Gronewold

Successful Defense of Medical Device Products Liability Cases

Successfully defended and resolved hundreds of medical device products liability cases nationwide, through summary judgments, mediations, and informal settlement negotiations.

Michael O. Fawaz

Defense Verdict for Construction Supply Company

Representation of a construction supply company in a wrongful termination action. We obtained a defense verdict in arbitration.

Jason P. Weiland

National Employer Wins Arbitration Claims Brought by Labor Union

Successfully represented a national employer in an arbitration involving a labor union that claimed our client's annual liability was near $8MM. The union alleged the company violated the parties' labor agreement by not increasing all of its wage scales in amounts equivalent to the legally mandated minimum wage increases. The case was complicated by bargaining history, distant and unavailable witnesses, and ambiguous contract language. The arbitrator ruled in favor of our client and denied the class action grievance.

Brian A. Kreucher

Contractual Rights Enforced

Represented numerous businesses or individuals seeking enforcement of contractual or other rights, including a $1MM+ jury verdict for an unpaid architect in California, a $2MM+ jury verdict for an unpaid contractor in Nevada, defense of an improper $300,000 commission claim in a Nevada arbitration, and defense of an improper eviction attempt in a Colorado jury trial.

Thomas W. Davis, II

Successful Defense of Chemical Company Following Arbitration

Represented a chemical company being sued by its former CEO for severance and alleged deferred compensation totaling nearly $1MM. Following a trial over several days in private arbitration, the chemical company obtained a defense verdict on nearly all claims, only paying pennies on the dollar.

Alexander Villamar

Tier I Automotive Supplier Wins Arbitration Claims Brought by Labor Union

Successfully represented a Tier I automotive supplier in a complicated contract interpretation arbitration. The issue litigated went to the heart of our client’s ability to manage its business under the union labor agreement. The union argued the company must first obtain the union’s agreement before changing work schedules. Without the flexibility to adjust schedules, our client risked either shutting down the customer’s assembly line or incurring millions in overtime costs to meet customer production demands. The arbitrator found in favor of our client, affirming management's right to unilaterally change the work schedule for the purpose of efficiently operating its production schedule.

Brian A. Kreucher

Defense Verdicts for Automotive Dealerships Following Arbitration

Represented numerous automotive dealerships in unrelated breach of contract and breach of warranty actions. The cases were tried in private arbitration and resulted in defense verdicts.

Alexander Villamar

Healthcare Franchisor Mediation

Represented healthcare franchisor in mediation over terms of franchise agreement.

Jonathan W. Fountain