Alternative Dispute Resolution
Lead Counsel in High-Stakes Litigation Matters
Lead counsel for global logistics provider in several complex, high-stakes litigation matters, both in arbitration and in federal/state courts nationally.
Successful Defense of Mobile Gaming Company and Award of $450,000 in Attorneys' Fees and Costs
Successfully represented Claimants in construction defect action over a $5M custom home. The defense expert concluded and opined that costs to repair defects totaled approximately $8,000. After a two-week arbitration hearing, obtained award of over $1.2 million in damages in Claimants’ favor.
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.
Representation of Financial Services Firm in FINRA Matters
Successfully mediated on behalf of a bank and its trust department with respect to all aspects of complex litigation in different forums (probate, guardianship, civil-state, civil-federal, and two interlocutory appeals). The case involved multiple trusts and stocks in closely held companies and complicated questions regarding various tax implications, company valuations, arms-length transactions, and many foundational tenants of trust law. Plaintiffs claimed damages in excess of $54 MM for purported breaches of fiduciary duties, civil conspiracy, fraud, and a host of other allegations.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.